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CRESTOR

Crestor 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 2013

9.07M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 31 of 3238

$2.22B
Retail Cost

Rank: 3 of 3238

1,732,787
Patients

Rank: 46 of 3238

262,938
Prescribers

Rank: 67 of 3238

User Reviews of CRESTOR »

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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 168,932 913,919 $222M
Florida 176,089 868,094 $211M
Texas 149,704 718,084 $185M
California 123,804 648,111 $152M
Pennsylvania 79,843 432,933 $104M
North Carolina 69,242 396,338 $85.1M
Ohio 65,623 319,209 $83.2M
New Jersey 70,817 314,098 $91.1M
Illinois 59,494 304,292 $77.1M
Georgia 54,112 296,724 $66.1M
Tennessee 42,724 223,683 $51.8M
Kentucky 37,798 215,484 $48.4M
Indiana 39,817 199,534 $50.7M
Louisiana 32,860 197,341 $41M
Missouri 34,109 196,055 $42.8M
Virginia 38,379 191,325 $47.7M
Michigan 43,669 178,642 $55.1M
Alabama 31,938 175,403 $40.8M
South Carolina 30,683 164,945 $38M
Massachusetts 30,409 159,181 $38.6M
Wisconsin 26,602 134,100 $33.4M
Arizona 30,654 130,399 $36.9M
Connecticut 26,941 126,680 $34.6M
Washington 25,108 124,513 $31M
Mississippi 19,611 114,045 $23M
West Virginia 20,070 110,672 $26.4M
Minnesota 22,572 105,635 $29.7M
Maryland 24,664 104,959 $31.6M
Iowa 15,887 95,155 $20M
Oklahoma 17,915 92,200 $22.3M
Arkansas 13,550 77,159 $16M
Kansas 13,793 73,958 $16.9M
Colorado 15,356 72,332 $18.2M
Oregon 13,258 63,130 $15.5M
Nebraska 9,767 61,282 $12.4M
Maine 8,580 39,246 $11.5M
Rhode Island 6,286 35,685 $7.42M
Delaware 9,253 35,198 $12.6M
New Mexico 7,720 35,057 $9.54M
New Hampshire 6,401 32,563 $8.34M
South Dakota 5,206 30,579 $6.45M
Nevada 6,890 30,018 $8.05M
Utah 6,594 28,489 $7.4M
North Dakota 4,567 25,205 $5.34M
Hawaii 4,571 24,095 $5.75M
Idaho 4,776 23,097 $5.54M
Montana 3,841 20,232 $4.59M
District of Columbia 3,098 13,717 $3.44M
Vermont 2,596 12,189 $3.51M
Wyoming 1,533 7,854 $1.89M
Alaska 1,197 6,457 $1.53M
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,051

LOS ANGELES

California

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,032

HAYTI

Missouri

SINGH BOUN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,031

MONTEREY PARK

California

RICHARD KIRKPATRICK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,018

LONGVIEW

Washington

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled1,016

LOS ANGELES

California

OKSANA LEVITANSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,007

BROOKLYN

New York

MARY HONKANEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled988

MOBILE

Alabama

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled986

GLENDALE

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled985

LOS ANGELES

California

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled985

LOS ANGELES

California

VICTOR LYAPIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled979

COLUSA

California

URI GUEFEN M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled979

CALEXICO

California

JOSE LOPEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled957

TAMPA

Florida

LAWRENCE O'CONNOR M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled953

GLENDALE

California

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled949

BECKLEY

West Virginia

SEA CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled947

FLUSHING

New York

JOHN WOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled946

RICHARDSON

Texas

NAUM MEYEROVICH M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled934

REGO PARK

New York

ROZALIYA OSTROVSKAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled930

BROOKLYN

New York

THANH NGUYEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled925

GARDEN GROVE

California

IGOR ZHURAVENKO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled922

BROOKLYN

New York

VITALY VOLOVOY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled921

BROOKLYN

New York

BORIS MAZUROV M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled921

BROOKLYN

New York

ARUP ACHARI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled921

HOUSTON

Texas

BENJAMIN WU

Specialist

Claims Filled920

BROOKLYN

New York