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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
HECTOR MENDEZ-RIVERA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,343

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

FARHAD GHANAAT

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,326

BROOKLYN

New York

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,325

TEXARKANA

Texas

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,324

DUNEDIN

Florida

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,316

BROOKLYN

New York

RAFAEL RUIZ GONZALEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,291

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,286

WESTLAND

Michigan

RAMON GOMEZ-PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,271

MIAMI

Florida

JON JACKSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,267

PORT ORANGE

Florida

RONALD GOLDBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,264

HAVERHILL

Massachusetts

RICARDO JIMENEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,252

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

KASHYAP PATEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,217

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

JOHN HAEBICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,211

CHICAGO

Illinois

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,184

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

JUSTO VILLANUEVA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled2,176

HIALEAH

Florida

DENIS RUIZ-SERRANO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,175

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

REINALDO SANTANA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,165

ORLANDO

Florida

RAJA PASPULA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,159

DALLAS

Texas

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,155

MCALLEN

Texas

JORGE ANDRADE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,144

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

SONIA LOSA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,143

HIALEAH

Florida

EMIL SITTO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,140

STERLING HEIGHTS

Michigan

JOSE HABER M.D.

Public Health General Preventive Medicine

Claims Filled2,137

MIAMI

Florida

ESI MAIL PHARMACY SERVICE INC

Suppliers, Mail Order Pharmacy

Claims Filled2,131

BENSALEM

Pennsylvania

ALONZO ORTEGA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,125

SAN ANTONIO

Texas