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TRICOR

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.38M
Medicare Part D Claims
$423M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Texas 183,267 $33.7M
California 180,969 $31.4M
Florida 170,588 $29.7M
Pennsylvania 169,177 $27.4M
New York 154,519 $26.9M
Ohio 109,106 $18.4M
Illinois 104,005 $17.8M
Georgia 87,486 $14.3M
North Carolina 80,837 $12.7M
New Jersey 78,539 $14.7M
Missouri 75,433 $11.4M
Kentucky 75,245 $12.2M
Tennessee 69,903 $11.4M
Indiana 63,829 $11.5M
Michigan 59,093 $12.1M
Puerto Rico 55,431 $7.93M
Virginia 53,136 $9.35M
Louisiana 51,608 $8.12M
Alabama 43,291 $7.13M
South Carolina 41,186 $6.96M
West Virginia 35,299 $5.69M
Wisconsin 34,507 $5.78M
Arizona 33,143 $6.46M
Mississippi 32,193 $4.97M
Oklahoma 30,733 $5.85M
Washington 30,491 $5.2M
Connecticut 30,422 $5.4M
Massachusetts 30,323 $4.79M
Maryland 28,495 $5.96M
Iowa 26,767 $4.25M
Arkansas 26,579 $4.09M
Minnesota 26,538 $5.02M
Kansas 25,655 $4.23M
Nebraska 20,848 $3.21M
Colorado 18,799 $3.47M
Oregon 17,955 $3.07M
Nevada 14,686 $2.85M
Maine 13,079 $2.52M
Rhode Island 11,806 $1.69M
Utah 11,424 $2.04M
New Hampshire 9,576 $1.58M
New Mexico 9,518 $1.71M
Delaware 8,835 $1.88M
Idaho 7,360 $1.2M
North Dakota 6,593 $1.12M
Hawaii 5,839 $1.05M
South Dakota 5,476 $898K
Montana 4,017 $697K
Vermont 3,961 $747K
Alaska 3,279 $392K
Wyoming 2,925 $500K
District of Columbia 1,275 $203K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for TRICOR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled800

LOS ANGELES

California

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled727

HAYTI

Missouri

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled725

MCALLEN

Texas

JULIAN MARQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled697

HIALEAH

Florida

CHINWE NDUKA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled668

EL PASO

Texas

HUMBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled648

HIALEAH

Florida

MICHAEL KIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled618

FAIRFAX

Virginia

MICHAEL NIELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled600

INDEPENDENCE

Missouri

ABIMAEL PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled501

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

NOUNEH DANIELYAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled484

LOS ANGELES

California

CHESTER MOJICA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled474

SANTA ANA

California

FRANCISCO CUYA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled443

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

YOUSIF MANSOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled424

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

EDWIN SANTOS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled421

CAMPTON

Kentucky

DONG-HONG SHONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled420

FLUSHING

New York

ANITA CORNETT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled410

MANCHESTER

Kentucky

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled406

ALICE

Texas

MILAGROS SOTO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled399

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled394

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

AURELIO ORTIZ M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled391

MIAMI

Florida

JITENDRA PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled390

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

KARELIA RUIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled387

HIALEAH

Florida

BRIAN BANKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled382

BOONEVILLE

Kentucky

AGUSTIN MARTINEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled378

HIALEAH

Florida

LAZARO GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled375

MIAMI

Florida