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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 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

8.53M
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.77B
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 855,140 $175M
New York 824,439 $164M
Texas 630,511 $139M
California 609,622 $122M
Pennsylvania 401,657 $81.5M
North Carolina 341,353 $63.7M
Illinois 321,993 $69.3M
Ohio 302,565 $66.7M
New Jersey 297,836 $73.5M
Georgia 272,787 $52.6M
Kentucky 214,135 $41.4M
Tennessee 211,204 $41.6M
Missouri 187,222 $35.4M
Louisiana 186,977 $34.7M
Indiana 181,353 $38.6M
Virginia 171,573 $36.4M
South Carolina 164,480 $32.7M
Massachusetts 160,348 $33.6M
Michigan 155,326 $39.3M
Alabama 151,514 $28.9M
Washington 137,212 $29.3M
Wisconsin 133,696 $27.9M
Arizona 123,273 $30.1M
West Virginia 120,977 $24.8M
Connecticut 117,970 $27.7M
Mississippi 117,902 $20.9M
Minnesota 100,192 $24.3M
Oklahoma 96,583 $19.9M
Iowa 95,375 $17.4M
Maryland 93,677 $24M
Arkansas 85,502 $15.4M
Oregon 75,833 $16.1M
Kansas 71,218 $14.2M
Colorado 67,797 $14.5M
Nebraska 59,718 $10.7M
New Mexico 38,903 $9.16M
Maine 37,423 $9.3M
Rhode Island 35,891 $6.6M
New Hampshire 31,716 $6.94M
Utah 31,313 $6.96M
South Dakota 29,685 $5.54M
Nevada 27,006 $6.11M
Idaho 26,164 $5.37M
Delaware 25,907 $7.21M
Hawaii 24,566 $5.09M
North Dakota 22,922 $4.15M
Montana 19,722 $3.88M
Vermont 12,594 $3.06M
District of Columbia 10,748 $2.18M
Wyoming 8,953 $1.86M
Alaska 6,427 $1.29M
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
FRANK MONGILLO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

KAREN STACEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

OMAHA

Nebraska

NEDA ZAMANI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled62

AURORA

Illinois

PAUL COFOID M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled62

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

CARL ADLER D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

FOREST HILLS

New York

ANTHONY CANNON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled62

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ROBERT THOMAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

GISELLE GUERRA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled62

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT PALGUTA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

BEAVER FALLS

Pennsylvania

ANNA LAMB D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

BATAVIA

New York

SAMANTHA FARNSWORTH PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled62

WOODSFIELD

Ohio

FAKHER HABIB MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

HAZEL CREST

Illinois

JOSEPH ROOSTH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

PEARLAND

Texas

KURT SPRIGGS DO

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled62

GRAND JUNCTION

Colorado

GERSHWIN BLYDEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

MIAMI

Florida

GEORGE AVETIAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

UPPER DARBY

Pennsylvania

WILFRETA BAUGH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

CHRISTOPHER PUCA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

TUCSON

Arizona

T BLOSSER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

HILLIARD

Ohio

RICHARD CAMPBELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

LAWTON

Oklahoma

SASSAN KAVEH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ROBERT CAMPITELLI DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

VIJAY SHAH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled62

HOBART

Indiana

MICKEY MILLS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

DISTRICT HEIGHTS

Maryland

DONALD FOUTS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

ASHVILLE

Ohio