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OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.65M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 171 of 3395

$335M
Retail Cost

Rank: 88 of 3395

338,103
Patients

Rank: 211 of 3395

125,344
Prescribers

Rank: 206 of 3395

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

28%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Niaspan Antara Trilipix

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

607K

2014

1.65M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$137M

2014

$335M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$99

2014

$158

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 49,514 276,102 $53.6M
California 45,163 240,504 $43.4M
Florida 31,980 139,530 $28.6M
Texas 31,268 121,592 $28.2M
New Jersey 22,297 97,415 $21.6M
Pennsylvania 16,978 82,639 $17.4M
Illinois 10,425 50,454 $9.98M
Ohio 9,528 44,106 $9.96M
North Carolina 8,934 43,693 $8.49M
Kentucky 8,193 42,097 $8.46M
Michigan 9,325 39,483 $8.27M
Georgia 6,770 32,797 $6.69M
Missouri 5,494 30,628 $5.64M
Louisiana 5,668 28,705 $5.69M
Alabama 5,565 27,094 $5.4M
Indiana 5,796 26,743 $5.8M
Virginia 5,892 26,737 $5.81M
Tennessee 4,734 21,054 $4.31M
South Carolina 4,339 20,345 $4.36M
Connecticut 3,880 17,678 $3.91M
West Virginia 3,454 17,188 $3.69M
Washington 3,084 16,104 $2.95M
Arizona 3,632 15,023 $3.38M
Wisconsin 3,181 14,640 $3.22M
Colorado 2,760 13,282 $2.6M
Maryland 3,113 12,789 $2.96M
Mississippi 2,374 12,474 $2.32M
Oklahoma 2,656 12,307 $2.74M
Nevada 2,568 10,804 $2.45M
Arkansas 2,076 10,750 $1.99M
Massachusetts 2,037 9,953 $1.89M
Kansas 1,672 8,997 $1.69M
Minnesota 1,815 8,720 $1.84M
Oregon 1,523 7,468 $1.51M
Hawaii 1,582 7,308 $1.7M
Iowa 1,030 5,712 $1.06M
New Mexico 1,270 5,083 $1.18M
Maine 1,040 4,726 $1.07M
Delaware 1,174 4,381 $1.28M
Utah 988 4,218 $925K
Nebraska 789 4,028 $783K
New Hampshire 682 3,415 $672K
Rhode Island 536 2,832 $534K
Alaska 314 2,624 $324K
Idaho 539 2,397 $508K
South Dakota 315 1,875 $330K
District of Columbia 376 1,334 $274K
North Dakota 258 1,281 $259K
Vermont 254 1,270 $258K
Montana 244 1,119 $235K
Wyoming 151 791 $133K
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 OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled3,543

NEW YORK

New York

SUNMIN PARK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled2,563

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL ROSE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled2,182

LOS ANGELES

California

VALENTIN BRAGIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,929

BROOKLYN

New York

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,792

LOS ANGELES

California

ANDREW CHO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,747

LOS ANGELES

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,570

LOS ANGELES

California

JONATHAN CHANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,541

BROOKLYN

New York

SEA CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,364

FLUSHING

New York

YUN KIM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,281

LOS ANGELES

California

MANOUCHEHR RASHTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,246

LOS ANGELES

California

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,216

FLUSHING

New York

YI NGAI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,145

FLUSHING

New York

NHU NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,143

HOUSTON

Texas

SHAWN KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,118

DULUTH

Georgia

MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,104

LOS ANGELES

California

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,097

GLENDALE

California

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,091

NEW YORK

New York

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,079

NEW YORK

New York

DUSTIN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,072

NEW YORK

New York

LIJING SHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,052

EDISON

New Jersey

MOHAMMAD CHAUDHRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled976

UNION CITY

New Jersey

WEI LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled959

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled944

NARANJA

Florida

JUNG LEE MD

Surgery

Claims Filled937

FLUSHING

New York