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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
LUIS FERNANDEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,607

MIAMI

Florida

HECTOR BANCHS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,582

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

NAIRYS SOMOZA M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled2,552

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

GIGLIOLA ARNEJO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,548

HIALEAH

Florida

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,545

HIALEAH

Florida

FRANCISCO NADAL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,530

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,526

HIALEAH

Florida

MARIO SIERVO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,524

MIAMI

Florida

ADOLFO SANCHEZ ORTIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,521

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,520

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,512

WESTON

Massachusetts

JOSE AYALA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,499

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

YOHANA CABRERA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,491

MIAMI

Florida

ARTOON ARAKEL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,483

GLENDALE

California

FRANCISCO CUYA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,451

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled2,450

PLANT CITY

Florida

GLORIA CASAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,431

HIALEAH

Florida

FAISAL WASEEM M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,429

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

New York

JORGE VENEREO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,421

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA MARTI LON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,415

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

VICENTE GARCIA-ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,407

MIAMI

Florida

ARTURO LOGRONO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,382

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,358

BUSHNELL

Florida

VICTOR POLANCO SANCHEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,354

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,343

CRANSTON

Rhode Island