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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
NGOC AN PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled330

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled330

GLENDALE

California

FRANCIS OBRIEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled329

NEW YORK

New York

DOMINICK CONDO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled328

BAYONNE

New Jersey

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled327

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

OKSANA LEVITANSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

BROOKLYN

New York

DAVID OH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled326

TORRANCE

California

MICHAEL KIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled326

FAIRFAX

Virginia

JAMSHID MADDAHI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled325

LOS ANGELES

California

MEHRAN KHORSANDI M.D.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled324

LOS ANGELES

California

VARDUI ARUTYUNYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled323

GLENDALE

California

MICHAEL TAVDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled322

BROOKLYN

New York

MANOUCHEHR RASHTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled321

LOS ANGELES

California

MARTIN POST MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled321

NEW YORK

New York

MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled317

LOS ANGELES

California

ANDREW KIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled315

LOS ANGELES

California

MAX BRUMMETT PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled314

HARBOR CITY

California

JAMES GREENBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled314

SAN FRANCISCO

California

VLADLEN KIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled313

LYNDHURST

Ohio

MARIE BENTSIANOV M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled312

BROOKLYN

New York

MARK GELFAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled311

BROOKLYN

New York

HUGO GARCIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled308

MIAMI

Florida

SEA CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

FLUSHING

New York

NANCY MORRIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled305

LONDON

Kentucky