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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

303K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 431 of 3238

$84.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 240 of 3238

91,492
Patients

Rank: 416 of 3238

60,919
Prescribers

Rank: 347 of 3238

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63%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

12%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 12,407 45,745 $13M
California 12,643 40,682 $10.7M
New Jersey 7,684 25,909 $8.57M
Florida 6,930 21,748 $6.38M
Pennsylvania 4,495 17,742 $4.63M
Texas 5,692 15,385 $4.13M
Ohio 3,345 10,806 $3.05M
Illinois 2,873 9,090 $2.63M
Massachusetts 2,517 9,052 $2.64M
Connecticut 2,445 8,407 $2.53M
North Carolina 2,449 8,289 $1.92M
Georgia 2,029 6,674 $1.69M
Arizona 1,696 5,186 $1.54M
Virginia 1,662 4,950 $1.4M
Maryland 1,667 4,707 $1.54M
Louisiana 1,226 4,450 $1.04M
Missouri 1,186 3,852 $963K
Indiana 1,205 3,788 $1.04M
Hawaii 847 3,768 $1.03M
Washington 1,188 3,647 $1.09M
Michigan 1,258 3,629 $1.17M
Tennessee 1,162 3,515 $889K
Kentucky 1,023 3,370 $888K
Wisconsin 803 3,165 $856K
Minnesota 911 2,939 $902K
South Carolina 968 2,621 $713K
Colorado 885 2,598 $727K
Rhode Island 579 2,325 $540K
Oregon 677 2,203 $567K
Iowa 517 1,946 $411K
Maine 634 1,835 $570K
Alabama 545 1,827 $449K
Oklahoma 731 1,719 $500K
New Hampshire 495 1,455 $450K
Kansas 419 1,302 $300K
West Virginia 386 1,272 $340K
Mississippi 515 1,227 $251K
Delaware 406 1,127 $413K
Nevada 412 1,059 $315K
Arkansas 353 976 $229K
New Mexico 396 899 $228K
Nebraska 266 819 $185K
District of Columbia 276 787 $245K
Utah 227 663 $192K
Vermont 141 521 $155K
Idaho 146 427 $112K
Montana 132 346 $92.2K
Alaska 139 330 $74.4K
South Dakota 106 273 $58.5K
North Dakota 105 230 $45.8K
Wyoming 45 115 $33K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
STEVE RUCKER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled76

NEW HYDE PARK

New York

MICHAEL ZELMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

SANTA MONICA

California

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled75

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

LUBOV KAPLUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled73

BRIGHTON

Massachusetts

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

BEVERLY HILLS

California

THOMAS LAGRELIUS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled70

TORRANCE

California

MERI KRYSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

CHRISTOPHER EDELMANN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

GREENWICH

Connecticut

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled68

LOS ANGELES

California

ZHI ZENG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

SAN GABRIEL

California

JEFFREY PUGLISI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

GREENWICH

Connecticut

BHUDEV SHARMA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled68

EDISON

New Jersey

STEPHEN GUSS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled67

MORRISTOWN

New Jersey

JAY SCHAPIRA MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled67

LOS ANGELES

California

ALEKSANDR ZASYPKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

BROOKLYN

New York

MICHAEL DAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

GARDEN GROVE

California

JOSE SERRANO MUNOZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled66

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

YEFIM ORNSTEIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

BROOKLYN

New York

BORIS SEREBRYANSKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

CEDARHURST

New York

ALEXANDRE ALEXEYENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

LYNN

Massachusetts

STEPHEN SIEGEL MD FACC

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled64

NEW YORK

New York

INNA KIGEL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

KEW GARDENS

New York

BENJAMIN LEWIS

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled62

NEW YORK

New York

PAUL SCHACKMAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled62

UNION

New Jersey

DAVID GOLDBERG M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled62

SCARSDALE

New York