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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
MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,196

HIALEAH

Florida

ABIMAEL PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,195

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ELIZABETH MARTINEZ M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled3,179

MIAMI

Florida

ARTURO SUAREZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,167

HIALEAH

Florida

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled3,158

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

JUAN ORTIZ MATOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,150

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

HECTOR COLOMBANY LORENZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled3,094

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,070

FORT WORTH

Texas

BHASKAR YETURU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,049

ELMHURST

New York

CARLA FRIDMAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,021

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE GONZALEZ

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,951

HOBOKEN

New Jersey

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,948

GLENDALE

California

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,942

MIAMI

Florida

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,910

MIAMI

Florida

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,903

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,872

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,813

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Specialist

Claims Filled2,803

MANATI

Puerto Rico

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,787

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE ABAD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,772

MIAMI

Florida

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,765

TUCKER

Georgia

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled2,697

HIALEAH

Florida

JORGE RODRIGUEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,696

MANATI

Puerto Rico

NICOLE GALLEGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,685

MIAMI

Florida

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,679

CIDRA

Puerto Rico