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SIMVASTATIN

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

36.6M
Medicare Part D Claims
$479M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 3,970,131 $55.9M
Florida 2,970,111 $35.7M
New York 2,616,559 $36M
Pennsylvania 2,176,164 $26.3M
Texas 2,008,823 $24.5M
Ohio 1,550,624 $27.5M
Illinois 1,398,457 $17.7M
Michigan 1,186,750 $17.6M
North Carolina 1,143,361 $13.9M
Georgia 1,013,619 $12M
Massachusetts 999,792 $15M
Tennessee 942,700 $9.76M
New Jersey 855,959 $10.9M
Virginia 817,712 $11.8M
Missouri 810,958 $9.77M
Minnesota 761,355 $9.6M
Wisconsin 754,169 $10M
Indiana 715,290 $10.1M
Washington 642,094 $8M
Kentucky 638,983 $8.34M
Alabama 633,572 $6.27M
Arizona 622,136 $9.57M
Iowa 559,196 $5.88M
Louisiana 490,479 $5.05M
South Carolina 451,105 $5.32M
Oregon 448,793 $5.53M
Colorado 447,685 $6.63M
Arkansas 438,622 $4.38M
Kansas 399,726 $5M
Oklahoma 381,884 $4.72M
Connecticut 368,494 $5.52M
Mississippi 352,808 $3.41M
Maryland 333,467 $4.89M
West Virginia 298,291 $3.56M
Nebraska 258,899 $2.71M
Nevada 258,218 $3.51M
Utah 208,141 $2.71M
New Mexico 205,915 $2.86M
Rhode Island 185,437 $2.51M
Maine 182,217 $3.02M
Hawaii 156,269 $3.36M
Idaho 155,974 $2.06M
Montana 135,935 $1.57M
New Hampshire 124,564 $1.89M
South Dakota 121,630 $1.39M
North Dakota 109,390 $1.18M
Vermont 82,792 $1.13M
Delaware 68,746 $1.13M
Wyoming 53,882 $664K
District of Columbia 47,279 $563K
Alaska 34,710 $481K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for SIMVASTATIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
VERA WILLIAMS NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

HAMMOND

Louisiana

MARISSA CHARLES DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAREDO

Texas

QIAN WANG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

PLAINSBORO

New Jersey

AMAR PATEL M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled50

MARIETTA

Georgia

SHEILA JENSEN NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

PETER HOLT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

BALTIMORE

Maryland

JOHN HARESCH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

KITTY HAWK

North Carolina

CLEMMA NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BALDWIN

Wisconsin

OLAWALE OSUNSANYA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

DOTHAN

Alabama

WILLIAM WYLIE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

AUGUSTA

Georgia

BOMA PARK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MOUNT VERNON

New York

CHAD WHITE MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled50

CLINTON TWP

Michigan

GONZALO GONZALEZ MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled50

PALM COAST

Florida

PIL-CHUNG DELCAMPO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PORT ORCHARD

Washington

MICHELLE DRURY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOULDER

Colorado

ALIREZA PESSARAN M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled50

CARMICHAEL

California

KATHERINE MCKENZIE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

DANIEL LEE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEWPORT NEWS

Virginia

KAREN EVANS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAWRENCE

Kansas

DONNA STEEL CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

WYNNEWOOD

Pennsylvania

ALLAN RASHFORD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

LEO ROURKE ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ANGELINA ORGERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PULASKI

Tennessee

RICHARD STRINGHAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORTHRIDGE

California

CLARK WILLIAMS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ANTIOCH

California