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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
JAIME ESTRADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled387

CALEXICO

California

BRUCE AUERBACH M.D.,

Specialist

Claims Filled380

GROVE CITY

Ohio

GALINA VAYNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled375

NORCROSS

Georgia

MICHAEL KHALILI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled375

LOS ANGELES

California

VLADIMIR MOLIVER M.D.,D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled375

NEW YORK

New York

ALEKSANDR ZASYPKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled372

BROOKLYN

New York

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled369

GLENDALE

California

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled367

LOS ANGELES

California

SYED ANWAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled367

BEAUMONT

Texas

GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled358

UNION CITY

New Jersey

BORIS PEYSIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled356

BROOKLYN

New York

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled355

LOS ANGELES

California

EUGENE VANINOV MD

Specialist

Claims Filled351

BRIGHTON

Massachusetts

EMIL SITTO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled350

STERLING HEIGHTS

Michigan

ALEXEY ISAKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled349

BROOKLYN

New York

MUHAMMED AZIZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled349

BEAUMONT

Texas

IRINA PINES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled348

DENVER

Colorado

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled348

GLENDALE

California

FRANK MORO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled347

CARBONDALE

Pennsylvania

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled343

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MICHAEL COONEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled342

COLUMBUS

Ohio

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled341

GARDEN GROVE

California

RICARDO BERNARDINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled339

DELANO

California

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

LOS ANGELES

California

PAUL NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

NORCROSS

Georgia