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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
IVAN AYALA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled4,600

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled4,182

MIAMI

Florida

ROY HINMAN MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,940

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,922

HIALEAH

Florida

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled3,836

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,797

HIALEAH

Florida

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,795

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,730

MIAMI

Florida

LUIS FELIPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,724

MIAMI

Florida

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,652

MIAMI

Florida

FRANCISCO GARCIA-CORTES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled3,650

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,629

HIALEAH

Florida

MAYOBANEX TORRES-VERAS M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled3,600

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,564

MIAMI

Florida

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,490

MIAMI

Florida

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,458

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

MAYLI RODRIGUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,369

HIALEAH

Florida

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,359

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ELENA PERNASWAECHTER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,323

MIAMI

Florida

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,296

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,277

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE PADILLA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled3,272

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled3,269

MIAMI

Florida

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled3,267

BRONX

New York

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,198

HIALEAH

Florida