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NIACIN

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

786K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 278 of 3395

$178M
Retail Cost

Rank: 158 of 3395

164,817
Patients

Rank: 334 of 3395

89,011
Prescribers

Rank: 278 of 3395

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

31%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

226K

2013

997K

2014

787K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$53.7M

2013

$237M

2014

$178M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$83

2013

$197

2014

$200

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 14,711 69,291 $15.7M
Texas 14,508 62,482 $14.5M
New York 10,851 51,309 $12M
Pennsylvania 9,400 48,521 $10.8M
Florida 11,334 46,614 $10.9M
North Carolina 7,134 37,525 $7.53M
Illinois 7,518 36,514 $8.14M
Ohio 7,002 33,586 $8.15M
Georgia 5,948 30,351 $6.37M
Michigan 6,531 26,050 $6.98M
New Jersey 5,362 22,295 $5.53M
Tennessee 4,374 20,322 $4.2M
Missouri 3,611 19,817 $3.89M
Kentucky 3,649 19,457 $3.85M
Indiana 4,106 18,830 $4.62M
Virginia 3,958 17,752 $4.17M
Wisconsin 3,522 16,546 $4.1M
South Carolina 3,349 16,371 $3.49M
Alabama 3,057 13,978 $2.99M
Louisiana 2,533 13,696 $2.36M
Washington 2,480 11,389 $2.75M
West Virginia 2,059 10,928 $2.15M
Arizona 2,577 10,257 $2.47M
Massachusetts 2,075 10,225 $2.53M
Mississippi 1,850 10,104 $1.7M
Iowa 1,755 9,893 $2.08M
Oklahoma 2,057 9,676 $2.21M
Kansas 1,734 9,111 $1.75M
Arkansas 1,562 8,939 $1.45M
Maryland 2,104 8,183 $2.28M
Colorado 1,823 7,926 $2M
Nebraska 1,220 7,078 $1.33M
Connecticut 1,491 6,902 $1.71M
Minnesota 1,432 6,396 $1.67M
Oregon 1,084 5,101 $1.19M
Nevada 1,184 4,435 $1.1M
Delaware 992 3,728 $1.21M
Hawaii 653 2,991 $745K
Utah 676 2,760 $675K
New Mexico 657 2,578 $647K
Idaho 495 2,210 $490K
Maine 521 2,205 $629K
Rhode Island 358 2,085 $420K
New Hampshire 457 2,025 $525K
South Dakota 355 1,810 $408K
North Dakota 227 1,309 $249K
Vermont 212 965 $264K
Montana 185 892 $207K
Wyoming 147 649 $141K
Alaska 100 610 $103K
District of Columbia 134 520 $111K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for NIACIN ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PATRICK MOORE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,181

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

GABRIEL OJEDA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled471

LENOIR CITY

Tennessee

WALFORD LINDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled453

BROOKLYN

New York

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled451

ONEIDA

Tennessee

JOHN NELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled434

FRESNO

California

KARIM TOURK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled405

JOLIET

Illinois

GARY GREENSPAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled365

WARRENSVILLE HTS

Ohio

AMY KINGMAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled362

MACON

Georgia

DALE FAULKNER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled294

SUGAR LAND

Texas

RANDAL CASSLING MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled275

OMAHA

Nebraska

ABIGAIL HEINZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

WICHITA

Kansas

JAMES CARUSO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled259

CHICAGO

Illinois

CHARLES FILLINGANE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled258

FLOWOOD

Mississippi

SANGITA PATEL

General Practice

Claims Filled252

TROY

Michigan

MICHAEL BRODIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled247

TURLOCK

California

CHRISTOPHER MCELROY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled239

EVANS

Georgia

SIMON YONGQUAN SU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled228

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MANUEL BOUZA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled223

HIALEAH

Florida

WILLIAM HOLLINS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled221

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

BARBARA AKOTO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled220

DAYTON

Ohio

WILLIAM TAUNTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled218

FORSYTH

Georgia

GARY OPPENHEIM M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled218

SEATTLE

Washington

YOUSIF MANSOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled218

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

GEORGE PACHELO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled216

LITTLETON

Colorado

WALLACE NELMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled214

WILSON

North Carolina