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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
DANIEL LASZLO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Ohio

VAHE KEUKJIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

HUDSON

New York

DAVID MUSICANT D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

TUCSON

Arizona

JOSEPH COVELLI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled56

MAITLAND

Florida

JANET MASON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

GAHANNA

Ohio

BRIAN MCDONALD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

FEDERAL WAY

Washington

DEEPA PADIA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

SCHERTZ

Texas

DAWN SCOTT RPA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled56

FAYETTEVILLE

New York

SAMMY GAMMENTHALER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled56

WINTER PARK

Florida

ROSEMARY WEIR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

SEYMOUR

Indiana

MIDWEST MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC

Rheumatology

Claims Filled56

AURORA

Illinois

CHARLES SMITH III M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled56

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

SHERVIN DORODI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

DES PLAINES

Illinois

AMISH DESAI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled56

SEATTLE

Washington

GEORGE HOLMES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

BRAINTREE

Massachusetts

HUBERTUS KIEFL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

JAMAICA PLAIN

Massachusetts

REMEDIOS ABAD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

WILMINGTON

Delaware

OSWALDO BENITEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

FORT PIERCE

Florida

FRANCES KOE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

COLLINSVILLE

Alabama

JAMES BOWMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

RAPID CITY

South Dakota

THOMAS WRAY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

ABILENE

Texas

BICHARA MUVDI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

READING

Pennsylvania

PAUL BIENSTOCK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled56

NEW YORK

New York

RAJEN DESAI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled56

TUCSON

Arizona

MAUREEN DOULL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

PETOSKEY

Michigan