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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
WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,122

FLUSHING

New York

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,120

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

OSCAR SARAVIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,119

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,112

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

STEVEN KANNER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,111

NORTH PALM BEACH

Florida

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,109

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

MANUEL ALEGRE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,108

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,097

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,083

LOS ANGELES

California

CARLOS MALDONADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,077

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO TREJO DERIVET M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,070

NAGUABO

Puerto Rico

RAMON COLEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,069

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JERRY BENFIELD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,068

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,062

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

MOISES ISSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,058

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,056

NEW YORK

New York

ISAAC CHITRIT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,041

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,036

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,035

LOS ANGELES

California

MUKESH JAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,023

SOUTHAVEN

Mississippi

BURCHAM FUQUA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,023

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

CHARLES HWU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,022

FLUSHING

New York

GLORIANE AFONSO-FEDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,004

N DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,004

NEW YORK

New York

TODD EDWARDS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,001

MEMPHIS

Tennessee