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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
DARYL WILEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled357

THOMSON

Georgia

RICHARD LONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

BELLE VERNON

Pennsylvania

HOWARD REINFELD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled339

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

BRIAN GREMILLION M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled337

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

WILLIAM TAUNTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled335

FORSYTH

Georgia

MITCHELL WICKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled325

HAZARD

Kentucky

MIGUEL MOLINAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled324

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

CHUL KIM M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled321

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

MARY TIERNEY NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled319

SAN MATEO

California

MOHAMMAD KHAN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled315

DALTON

Georgia

KAREN SAYLOR M.D.

Claims Filled309

MOUNT VERNON

Kentucky

ASHA SWAIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled303

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

EDUARDO MUNILLA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled301

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JILIAN WAITE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled298

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

TAO DUONG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled297

WESTMINSTER

California

BONG MUI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled296

HOUSTON

Texas

ILYA GELMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled294

LOS ANGELES

California

NICHOLAS ORME MD

General Practice

Claims Filled287

FRESNO

California

WON KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled286

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MARA DE GARCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled282

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

GEORGE PIZARRO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled282

MIAMI

Florida

GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

UNION CITY

New Jersey

PATRICK HAYDEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled281

RUSSELLVILLE

Kentucky

SATINDER SAINI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

CROWLEY

Louisiana

JON LELEUX MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled279

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana