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LIPITOR

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Lowers the risk of chest pain, stroke, heart attack, or certain heart and blood vessel problems in people who have certain risk factors. This medicine is an HMG-CoA inhibitor, also called a statin. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

13.8M
Medicare Part D Claims
$2.67B
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,511,938 $297M
New York 1,178,565 $233M
Pennsylvania 821,268 $153M
Texas 802,727 $162M
Florida 743,927 $152M
Ohio 693,735 $141M
Illinois 537,720 $106M
New Jersey 524,719 $112M
North Carolina 486,264 $84.6M
Georgia 376,095 $68.2M
Massachusetts 352,465 $69.8M
Kentucky 333,012 $59.4M
Missouri 308,285 $53.2M
Virginia 300,566 $60.7M
Indiana 284,474 $55.1M
Louisiana 254,472 $44.8M
Connecticut 250,436 $52M
South Carolina 246,927 $44.5M
Tennessee 244,590 $44.7M
Washington 213,318 $42.7M
Wisconsin 210,606 $39.1M
Michigan 204,294 $44.1M
Alabama 203,910 $35.2M
Minnesota 200,806 $44.9M
Maryland 190,692 $44.5M
Mississippi 185,052 $29.4M
Iowa 183,735 $29M
Oklahoma 171,202 $35.6M
Arizona 167,214 $37M
Oregon 155,847 $30M
Arkansas 135,482 $22.1M
Colorado 133,637 $27.1M
Kansas 122,476 $21.5M
West Virginia 113,977 $21M
Rhode Island 107,963 $17.8M
Maine 95,295 $22.3M
Nebraska 95,250 $14.8M
Hawaii 86,371 $17.2M
New Hampshire 58,208 $12.6M
Nevada 52,219 $11.4M
New Mexico 52,026 $10.2M
Puerto Rico 50,786 $7.93M
Idaho 43,173 $8.08M
North Dakota 41,584 $6.7M
Delaware 40,304 $10.3M
Utah 39,666 $8.17M
South Dakota 36,600 $5.78M
Montana 34,835 $6.26M
District of Columbia 30,495 $5.58M
Vermont 25,996 $5.67M
Alaska 16,161 $2.74M
Wyoming 15,911 $3.07M
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About 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
ZOLTAN ERDOS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PENSACOLA

Florida

GERALDINE O'SHEA DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JACKSON

California

MICHAEL RIDGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CASA GRANDE

Arizona

ERNESTO FERNANDEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

ORLANDO

Florida

MIRZA HUSSAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAGINAW

Michigan

CHARLES HILL PAC

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PINEVILLE

West Virginia

STEPHANIE CATRON FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

FAIRFIELD

Montana

JOSEPH PFOTENHAUER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HARTFORD

Wisconsin

SUSAN RODERICK CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

PROVINCETOWN

Massachusetts

AMY MADDEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BELGRADE

Maine

ERICK LAVALLEE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RICHFORD

Vermont

VIPUL SHAH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

MAI LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

SAILAJA KODURI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

GEOFFREY THOMAS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NYSSA

Oregon

MICHAEL HABASHY MD

Claims Filled50

BURBANK

California

LISA WOODS APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled50

GUILFORD

Connecticut

TASNEEM LAKHANI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BALTIMORE

Maryland

DEBBIE LAPERTOSA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TACOMA

Washington

LOUIS JAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

ENGLEWOOD

New Jersey

ROBERT VAUGHN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW TRIPOLI

Pennsylvania

JUNG CHOU MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled50

HULLIS

New York

LAKSHMANRAO BHANDARU M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

TOLEDO

Ohio

VICKI MCCALMONT MS, NP

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

JEFFREY MAHON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOCA RATON

Florida