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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

8.71M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 35 of 3395

$2.88B
Retail Cost

Rank: 2 of 3395

1,732,772
Patients

Rank: 47 of 3395

269,699
Prescribers

Rank: 72 of 3395

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60%

of people say

it's worth it

47%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

7.83M

2011

8.62M

2012

9.07M

2013

9.07M

2014

8.71M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.42B

2011

$1.79B

2012

$2.22B

2013

$2.54B

2014

$2.88B

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$265

2011

$279

2012

$297

2013

$309

2014

$328

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 177,037 941,606 $304M
Florida 166,046 762,385 $258M
Texas 145,292 671,411 $233M
California 124,982 650,308 $204M
Pennsylvania 81,227 417,665 $137M
North Carolina 68,452 369,976 $109M
New Jersey 73,722 320,198 $125M
Illinois 62,111 301,713 $105M
Georgia 55,684 292,074 $87.6M
Ohio 58,679 270,443 $92.2M
Tennessee 43,998 217,929 $69M
Virginia 41,197 198,567 $67M
Louisiana 33,998 197,399 $54.9M
South Carolina 37,245 195,532 $60.3M
Kentucky 34,184 188,579 $55.6M
Indiana 38,829 186,375 $63.4M
Missouri 33,229 184,861 $53.6M
Michigan 41,581 168,120 $67.5M
Massachusetts 32,175 163,873 $54.9M
Alabama 30,408 153,560 $50.8M
Connecticut 30,608 137,067 $51.2M
Arizona 30,703 127,297 $48.9M
Wisconsin 26,324 121,038 $42.3M
Maryland 30,080 118,613 $49.7M
Mississippi 19,557 112,163 $29.9M
Washington 23,473 109,770 $37.7M
West Virginia 18,566 100,348 $32.1M
Minnesota 22,238 97,385 $36.8M
Iowa 15,738 88,662 $25.8M
Oklahoma 17,547 86,754 $28.4M
Colorado 17,747 78,528 $27M
Arkansas 12,490 73,098 $19.9M
Kansas 13,477 68,661 $21.1M
Oregon 12,178 56,264 $19M
Nebraska 9,358 55,709 $15.4M
Maine 9,350 39,915 $15.8M
New Hampshire 7,344 35,138 $12.3M
Delaware 9,298 34,685 $16.2M
Nevada 7,722 32,625 $11.8M
New Mexico 7,235 31,692 $11.1M
Rhode Island 5,448 28,574 $8.09M
South Dakota 5,087 28,167 $8.22M
Utah 6,375 26,488 $9.53M
North Dakota 4,799 25,034 $7.32M
Hawaii 4,492 20,973 $7.71M
Idaho 4,549 20,550 $6.93M
Montana 3,894 18,683 $5.99M
District of Columbia 3,412 14,289 $4.97M
Vermont 3,101 13,484 $5.43M
Wyoming 1,621 7,696 $2.52M
Alaska 1,209 5,774 $1.92M
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for CRESTOR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JON LELEUX MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,298

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

ALEXANDER SHEKHTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,298

BROOKLYN

New York

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,286

LOS ANGELES

California

JUAN CUETO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,274

MIAMI

Florida

KUOCHENG WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,274

NEW YORK

New York

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,259

LOS ANGELES

California

NARINE ARUTYOUNIAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,247

GLENDALE

California

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled1,232

LOS ANGELES

California

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,218

ENCINO

California

ANAHIT BLIKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled1,214

GLENDALE

California

OKSANA LEVITANSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,208

BROOKLYN

New York

VARDUI ARUTYUNYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,206

GLENDALE

California

WUHUA JING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,202

NEW YORK

New York

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,192

LOS ANGELES

California

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,190

GLENDALE

California

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled1,177

GLENDALE

California

INNA INOYATOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,170

BROOKLYN

New York

HAROUTIOUN MESROBIAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,158

GLENDALE

California

MATVEY BROKHIN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,156

BROOKLYN

New York

GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,149

UNION CITY

New Jersey

HAGOP BEZIKIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,148

LOS ANGELES

California

KARELIA RUIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,147

HIALEAH

Florida

RICHARD KIRKPATRICK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,145

LONGVIEW

Washington

ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,144

NARANJA

Florida

MICHAEL TAVDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,140

BROOKLYN

New York