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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
MISSAK KLTCHIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,128

LOS ANGELES

California

LAN NGUYEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,119

WESTMINSTER

California

HANGJUN JANG M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,089

FLUSHING

New York

JESUS CID M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,087

MIAMI

Florida

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,082

HAYTI

Missouri

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,075

LOS ANGELES

California

ADELUOLA LIPEDE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,072

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,068

CORAL GABLES

Florida

URI GUEFEN M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled1,067

CALEXICO

California

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,065

TUCKER

Georgia

MERI KRYSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,057

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,056

NEW YORK

New York

DUSTIN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,049

NEW YORK

New York

SEA CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,049

FLUSHING

New York

BENJAMIN WU

Specialist

Claims Filled1,047

BROOKLYN

New York

KHALIL INNABI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,041

YONKERS

New York

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,036

MIAMI

Florida

YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,029

BROOKLYN

New York

WEI LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,024

NEW YORK

New York

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,018

VAN NUYS

California

GUARI MASCARO M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,013

MIAMI

Florida

GALINA MAKOVOZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,012

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

KRIKOR KALINDJIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,008

LOS ANGELES

California

MINH THAI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,000

SAN JOSE

California

BORIS KHORETS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled997

BROOKLYN

New York