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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
VARDUI ARUTYUNYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled830

GLENDALE

California

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled829

NEW YORK

New York

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled827

LOS ANGELES

California

RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled822

BRONX

New York

ALEXANDER SALERNO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled819

EAST ORANGE

New Jersey

EDWIN WHITNEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled817

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DONATO ARGUELLES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled816

CORAL GABLES

Florida

KUOCHENG WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled815

NEW YORK

New York

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled814

TARZANA

California

SALOMON MITRANI-SEVY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled814

MIAMI

Florida

KATJA FELSINGER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled811

BLUEFIELD

West Virginia

FREDERICK SIMONIE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled808

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled808

HIALEAH

Florida

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled808

MIAMI

Florida

RAUL TAMAYO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled804

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MERI KRYSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled803

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

KEITH WOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled803

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ANAIS CORTES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled802

HIALEAH

Florida

DANIEL HEINIG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled802

LUTZ

Florida

RUBEN AYALA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled802

MIAMI

Florida

MANI USHYAROV M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled801

REGO PARK

New York

EDWARD KEPP MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled799

ALBEMARLE

North Carolina

DOUGLAS KELLING M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled793

CONCORD

North Carolina

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled792

LOS ANGELES

California

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled790

BECKLEY

West Virginia