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CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Helps keep atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) from getting worse. Lowers the risk of stroke and heart attack in people who have certain risk factors. This medicine is an HMG-CoA inhibitor, also called a statin. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

6.54M
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.42B
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 781,074 $139M
New York 727,017 $130M
Texas 577,770 $110M
California 538,522 $96M
Pennsylvania 349,829 $62.8M
North Carolina 315,033 $51.5M
Illinois 298,940 $55.6M
Ohio 293,689 $57M
Georgia 250,391 $42.2M
New Jersey 226,600 $46.4M
Kentucky 205,004 $34.6M
Tennessee 201,182 $34M
Missouri 171,017 $28.4M
Indiana 169,224 $31.1M
Louisiana 162,255 $27M
South Carolina 158,182 $27.2M
Massachusetts 154,327 $28.8M
Alabama 151,425 $24.9M
Virginia 150,936 $28.3M
Michigan 135,279 $30.2M
Washington 131,468 $24.4M
Wisconsin 110,787 $19.9M
Arizona 109,126 $23.4M
Mississippi 108,192 $16.7M
West Virginia 107,542 $19.4M
Connecticut 93,133 $18.3M
Puerto Rico 92,835 $13.9M
Oklahoma 92,422 $16.7M
Iowa 86,729 $13.6M
Maryland 86,368 $19.7M
Minnesota 84,620 $17.6M
Arkansas 81,317 $12.8M
Oregon 76,494 $14.2M
Kansas 66,723 $11.6M
Colorado 60,253 $11.4M
Nebraska 56,606 $8.84M
Maine 36,331 $7.53M
New Mexico 35,689 $7.31M
Rhode Island 31,283 $5.08M
Utah 30,857 $5.9M
New Hampshire 29,242 $5.53M
South Dakota 27,359 $4.34M
Idaho 25,340 $4.51M
Delaware 24,501 $5.94M
Nevada 24,116 $4.74M
Hawaii 23,927 $4.28M
North Dakota 21,323 $3.29M
Montana 17,733 $3.03M
Vermont 11,377 $2.37M
Wyoming 8,414 $1.49M
District of Columbia 8,286 $1.53M
Alaska 6,643 $1.04M
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for CRESTOR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MYLES ZEPHIER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PIPESTONE

Minnesota

ROSS SHERMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WAYNESBORO

Mississippi

IBRAHIM ELGABRY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island

GREGORY UHL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

LINDSAY PHILLIPS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

New York

JOSE SABOGAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROSELLE

New Jersey

BASIL HARRINGTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAUGHTON

Louisiana

LAWRENCE KELLY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WHEELING

West Virginia

CAMILLE MATTIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PALM HARBOR

Florida

CARA NELSON-JAMES DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FROSTPROOF

Florida

ERIC ROBACH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ATHENS

Georgia

JASON SHIVES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PURVIS

Mississippi

DAVID MILLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

AGOURA HILLS

California

TERRENCE JOHNSON MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled50

VAN WERT

Ohio

DENISE PETERSEN N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

LOMA LINDA

California

ALEXANDER VIGH D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

ROANOKE

Virginia

LOUIS SCARCELLA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAGUNA HILLS

California

STUART KATZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

ATLANTA

Georgia

FRANK TZENG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

CONCORD

California

PAUL COLE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

DIRK SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VINCENNES

Indiana

MURRAY SNOOK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GEORGETOWN

Texas

CARRIE MCCOWAN NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

CORBIN

Kentucky

ALAN HILLES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BEND

Oregon

JOSHUA MACOMBER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

CARY

North Carolina