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LIPITOR

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

3.41M
Medicare Part D Claims
$719M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 408,163 $84.8M
New York 333,293 $69.7M
Florida 202,797 $45.9M
Texas 198,805 $43.8M
New Jersey 189,317 $47M
Pennsylvania 176,487 $35.2M
Ohio 156,041 $34.6M
North Carolina 125,165 $23.6M
Georgia 100,898 $19.5M
Illinois 97,165 $21.2M
Massachusetts 93,155 $20.9M
Missouri 76,947 $14.1M
Louisiana 75,963 $13.8M
Virginia 67,231 $14.7M
Tennessee 66,732 $13.3M
Connecticut 66,387 $15.4M
Kentucky 64,925 $12.4M
Indiana 58,141 $11.9M
South Carolina 56,895 $11.1M
Michigan 53,852 $12.8M
Wisconsin 52,645 $10.5M
Washington 51,104 $11M
Mississippi 49,189 $8.43M
Maryland 45,609 $11.4M
Arizona 40,869 $9.93M
Minnesota 39,327 $9.41M
Oklahoma 38,949 $8.54M
Colorado 37,102 $7.77M
Alabama 36,290 $6.8M
Iowa 33,799 $5.88M
Arkansas 33,197 $5.73M
Rhode Island 27,943 $5.03M
Oregon 27,928 $5.62M
Kansas 25,681 $4.83M
Maine 24,760 $6.3M
West Virginia 23,743 $4.54M
Nebraska 19,711 $3.38M
Hawaii 17,584 $3.47M
Nevada 15,345 $3.44M
New Hampshire 15,037 $3.55M
New Mexico 13,387 $2.82M
Delaware 10,251 $2.91M
Utah 9,110 $2.03M
North Dakota 8,809 $1.54M
Idaho 7,903 $1.6M
District of Columbia 7,423 $1.46M
Vermont 6,840 $1.69M
South Dakota 6,598 $1.17M
Montana 6,274 $1.23M
Alaska 3,841 $667K
Wyoming 3,115 $678K
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 LIPITOR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled880

GLENDALE

California

IRINA PAPIROVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled779

MAYFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

VALERI KAZAKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled696

BRONX

New York

LEON KRAFT M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled653

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

NOUNEH DANIELYAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled562

LOS ANGELES

California

ELENA CHEBANOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled533

DENVER

Colorado

MARY JANE CASTRO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled520

NEDERLAND

Texas

BORIS LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled518

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

KI CHO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled504

SANTA CLARA

California

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled498

LOS ANGELES

California

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled490

HAYTI

Missouri

NGAI NGUYEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled451

SAN JOSE

California

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled444

FLUSHING

New York

ALEXANDRE ALEXEYENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled439

LYNN

Massachusetts

JESSICA VIGIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled437

KISSIMMEE

Florida

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled435

GLENDALE

California

ALEXANDER SHAKNOVICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled433

NEW YORK

New York

JAVIER URDANETA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled424

OVIEDO

Florida

ESI MAIL PHARMACY SERVICE INC

Suppliers, Mail Order Pharmacy

Claims Filled417

BENSALEM

Pennsylvania

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled416

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

KRIKOR KALINDJIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled406

LOS ANGELES

California

YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled403

BROOKLYN

New York

MIKHAIL AZRILEVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled400

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

VICTOR LYAPIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled391

COLUSA

California

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled389

CHICAGO

Illinois