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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
ARTOON ARAKEL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled304

GLENDALE

California

JAMES ROMMER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled304

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled303

ROSEMEAD

California

RICARDO CIGARROA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled302

LAREDO

Texas

INNA PILDYSH DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled302

BROOKLYN

New York

KARINA ARZUMANOVA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled300

SAN FRANCISCO

California

DONALD PEYSER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled299

MILLBURN

New Jersey

AJIT KHAIRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled299

FRESNO

California

ISRAEL CARO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled298

KISSIMMEE

Florida

ABDULRAB AZIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled298

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

HARRY BISHOP M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled296

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled295

GLENDALE

California

JEFFREY DROGIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled292

EAST PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

LAWRENCE INRA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled289

NEW YORK

New York

EDGARDO CESPEDES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled287

MIAMI

Florida

LAWRENCE ANTONUCCI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled286

CHESTER

New Jersey

BASEL BRIKHO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

LATHRUP VILLAGE

Michigan

IRAJ DARDASHTI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled283

LOS ANGELES

California

LOUIS SADDLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

CANTON

Mississippi

MANI USHYAROV M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

REGO PARK

New York

MICHAEL LEVINE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled281

WOODMERE

New York

RICHARD PAVELOCK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled281

DEEP GAP

North Carolina

AVIVA IOFEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID NESSER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled278

DALLAS

Texas

ANATOLE BARKAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled277

BROOKLYN

New York