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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 2011

6.54M
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.42B
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 781,074 $139M
New York 727,017 $130M
Texas 577,770 $110M
California 538,522 $96M
Pennsylvania 349,829 $62.8M
North Carolina 315,033 $51.5M
Illinois 298,940 $55.6M
Ohio 293,689 $57M
Georgia 250,391 $42.2M
New Jersey 226,600 $46.4M
Kentucky 205,004 $34.6M
Tennessee 201,182 $34M
Missouri 171,017 $28.4M
Indiana 169,224 $31.1M
Louisiana 162,255 $27M
South Carolina 158,182 $27.2M
Massachusetts 154,327 $28.8M
Alabama 151,425 $24.9M
Virginia 150,936 $28.3M
Michigan 135,279 $30.2M
Washington 131,468 $24.4M
Wisconsin 110,787 $19.9M
Arizona 109,126 $23.4M
Mississippi 108,192 $16.7M
West Virginia 107,542 $19.4M
Connecticut 93,133 $18.3M
Puerto Rico 92,835 $13.9M
Oklahoma 92,422 $16.7M
Iowa 86,729 $13.6M
Maryland 86,368 $19.7M
Minnesota 84,620 $17.6M
Arkansas 81,317 $12.8M
Oregon 76,494 $14.2M
Kansas 66,723 $11.6M
Colorado 60,253 $11.4M
Nebraska 56,606 $8.84M
Maine 36,331 $7.53M
New Mexico 35,689 $7.31M
Rhode Island 31,283 $5.08M
Utah 30,857 $5.9M
New Hampshire 29,242 $5.53M
South Dakota 27,359 $4.34M
Idaho 25,340 $4.51M
Delaware 24,501 $5.94M
Nevada 24,116 $4.74M
Hawaii 23,927 $4.28M
North Dakota 21,323 $3.29M
Montana 17,733 $3.03M
Vermont 11,377 $2.37M
Wyoming 8,414 $1.49M
District of Columbia 8,286 $1.53M
Alaska 6,643 $1.04M
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About 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
NOUNEH DANIELYAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled900

LOS ANGELES

California

JONATHAN ALLRED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled898

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

MISSAK KLTCHIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled890

LOS ANGELES

California

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled890

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JOSE GORIS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled889

NEW YORK

New York

ALBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled889

CORAL GABLES

Florida

YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled889

BROOKLYN

New York

NANCY MURPHY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled880

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

RUBEN DE LOS SANTOS MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled878

EAGLE PASS

Texas

INNA INOYATOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled878

BROOKLYN

New York

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled877

MIAMI

Florida

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled875

LOS ANGELES

California

MARY HONKANEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled875

MOBILE

Alabama

HARRY MCNEEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled873

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

JOHN GEARHART M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled873

TULSA

Oklahoma

JUAN CUETO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled866

MIAMI

Florida

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled860

STEELE

Missouri

PETER ABEL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled860

MORGAN CITY

Louisiana

ALEKSANDR ZASYPKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled856

BROOKLYN

New York

RAMIRO CORO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled845

HIALEAH

Florida

AMOS MENENDEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled845

MIAMI

Florida

WIT JAMRY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled840

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled840

GLENDALE

California

ANAHIT BLIKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled838

LOS ANGELES

California

GUSTAVO VILLARREAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled835

LAREDO

Texas