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Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Helps prevent heart attack or other problems. Helps keep atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) from getting worse. This medicine is an HMG-CoA inhibitor, also called a statin. More info »

Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,153,178 $19.5M
Florida 652,793 $10.4M
Texas 300,627 $4.98M
New York 280,359 $4.6M
Missouri 253,175 $3.76M
Ohio 247,269 $3.99M
Pennsylvania 246,157 $4.5M
Illinois 241,231 $3.9M
Tennessee 227,240 $3.3M
Washington 205,420 $3.45M
Michigan 197,152 $4.21M
North Carolina 190,335 $3.03M
Oregon 172,777 $2.76M
Arizona 170,876 $2.87M
Georgia 162,715 $2.37M
Wisconsin 135,671 $2.42M
Virginia 113,436 $1.99M
Massachusetts 111,603 $2.14M
Mississippi 99,447 $1.11M
Indiana 96,167 $1.6M
Louisiana 94,332 $1.33M
Alabama 92,752 $1.26M
Colorado 86,632 $1.45M
Kentucky 84,885 $1.25M
Nevada 83,819 $1.39M
Minnesota 76,934 $1.42M
New Mexico 71,105 $1.32M
Hawaii 67,121 $1.44M
Maryland 65,387 $1.25M
Oklahoma 64,254 $1.01M
Arkansas 62,275 $822K
Iowa 61,890 $901K
South Carolina 54,868 $876K
Kansas 52,072 $801K
New Jersey 51,520 $935K
Connecticut 48,439 $858K
West Virginia 44,459 $742K
Maine 43,756 $900K
Rhode Island 37,704 $718K
Idaho 28,746 $531K
New Hampshire 23,195 $431K
Nebraska 22,045 $338K
Utah 19,295 $360K
Montana 12,533 $204K
Vermont 12,395 $247K
South Dakota 9,968 $151K
Delaware 9,171 $191K
North Dakota 7,303 $110K
District of Columbia 7,195 $123K
Alaska 4,119 $67.9K
Wyoming 4,046 $67.1K
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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