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CRESTOR

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM

Crestor (Rosuvastatin) is cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It lowers the amount of cholesterol your body makes, which helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL). Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

9.07M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 34 of 3362

$2.54B
Retail Cost

Rank: 3 of 3362

1,752,423
Patients

Rank: 46 of 3362

266,499
Prescribers

Rank: 68 of 3362

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61%

of people say

it's worth it

47%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 174,073 940,611 $260M
Florida 174,080 828,932 $233M
Texas 149,351 713,809 $210M
California 124,067 658,593 $176M
Pennsylvania 80,436 428,493 $118M
North Carolina 69,819 391,904 $96.9M
New Jersey 72,916 323,267 $107M
Illinois 63,138 314,584 $92.5M
Ohio 64,049 311,485 $91.7M
Georgia 55,873 293,374 $74M
Tennessee 43,333 223,511 $59.3M
Kentucky 36,404 208,120 $53.4M
Virginia 40,869 200,814 $57.4M
South Carolina 37,087 199,757 $52M
Indiana 39,968 199,558 $57.7M
Louisiana 33,534 198,119 $46.8M
Missouri 34,386 195,362 $48.6M
Michigan 42,757 176,563 $61.4M
Alabama 30,942 162,888 $44.7M
Massachusetts 30,817 162,405 $45.8M
Arizona 31,247 132,612 $43M
Wisconsin 26,970 130,952 $38.2M
Connecticut 28,190 130,635 $41M
Washington 24,422 118,898 $34.2M
Maryland 28,570 116,689 $41.2M
Mississippi 19,164 113,176 $25.8M
West Virginia 18,758 104,946 $28.6M
Minnesota 22,796 104,218 $33.6M
Iowa 15,703 93,751 $22.8M
Oklahoma 17,682 89,043 $24.8M
Colorado 17,411 78,407 $22.9M
Arkansas 12,640 76,266 $17.8M
Kansas 13,597 72,437 $18.9M
Oregon 12,621 60,121 $17.1M
Nebraska 9,703 59,899 $14.1M
Maine 9,196 40,885 $13.6M
Delaware 9,296 35,578 $14.4M
Rhode Island 5,999 34,687 $8.24M
New Hampshire 6,859 34,195 $9.99M
New Mexico 7,338 32,643 $10M
Nevada 7,366 31,745 $9.76M
South Dakota 5,071 29,305 $7.18M
Utah 6,359 27,223 $8.26M
North Dakota 4,727 25,736 $6.32M
Hawaii 4,670 23,589 $6.77M
Idaho 4,498 21,153 $5.97M
Montana 3,860 19,619 $5.26M
District of Columbia 3,407 14,721 $4.32M
Vermont 2,770 12,922 $4.36M
Wyoming 1,660 8,097 $2.24M
Alaska 1,210 6,609 $1.76M
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 CRESTOR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled1,093

LOS ANGELES

California

JESUS CID M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,087

MIAMI

Florida

SEA CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,086

FLUSHING

New York

ANAIS CORTES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,085

HIALEAH

Florida

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,080

LOS ANGELES

California

GEORGE PIZARRO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,074

MIAMI

Florida

MISSAK KLTCHIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,058

LOS ANGELES

California

MERI KRYSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,047

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAMES GREENBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,047

SAN FRANCISCO

California

HAROUTIOUN MESROBIAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,042

GLENDALE

California

VICTOR LYAPIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,035

COLUSA

California

MINH THAI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,029

SAN JOSE

California

MICHAEL TAVDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,020

BROOKLYN

New York

JUAN BARROSO M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,018

HIALEAH

Florida

LAWRENCE O'CONNOR M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,014

GLENDALE

California

NARINE ARUTYOUNIAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,010

GLENDALE

California

MARY HONKANEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,009

MOBILE

Alabama

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,008

GLENDALE

California

GARY CHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,006

BROOKLYN

New York

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,004

ROSEMEAD

California

BRIAN GREMILLION M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,003

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled986

BROOKLYN

New York

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled985

HIALEAH

Florida

DMITRIY RATSENBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled984

BROOKLYN

New York

RAMIRO CORO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled984

HIALEAH

Florida