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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
RICK PUMILL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled276

EDGEWATER

New Jersey

ALAKANANDA CHAKRABARTY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled275

COAL TOWNSHIP

Pennsylvania

HAKOP MKHSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled274

LOS ANGELES

California

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled273

BROOKLYN

New York

BRUCE MOSKOWITZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

JORGE ROBLES MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled272

EL CENTRO

California

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT PUMPELLY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled269

JESUP

Georgia

YELENA MAZURSKAYA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

BROOKLYN

New York

WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled267

FLUSHING

New York

YOUSIF MANSOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled266

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

KLARA FRADLIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled266

BROOKLYN

New York

CYNTHIA WAGNON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

DELHI

Louisiana

ANDREAS NIARCHOS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled263

JERICHO

New York

PARVIZ AMINI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled263

NORTHRIDGE

California

LAINA FEINSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled262

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

ANTONIO CHAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled262

MILPITAS

California

AURELIO ORTIZ M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled262

MIAMI

Florida

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled260

NEW YORK

New York

BOSHRA ZAKHARY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled258

DANVILLE

Virginia

IRINA AVRUCHEVSKAYA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled257

BROOKLYN

New York

YUN HEE CHUNG MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled256

FLUSHING

New York

VINCENT MURPHY M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled256

BEAUMONT

Texas

LUIS ARANGO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

MISSION

Texas

GALINA MAKOVOZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled255

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California