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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
LAURENCE LUM D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled278

DESLOGE

Missouri

JONATHAN ALLRED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled277

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

FRANK COLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled276

FAYETTEVILLE

Georgia

NEERAJ MAHBOOB MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

MANCHESTER

Kentucky

SAMUEL SPIL MD

Claims Filled271

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE ECHEVERRIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled270

HARLAN

Kentucky

ALFONSO OCHOA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled270

WESLACO

Texas

SERGIO ZAMORA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled270

EAGLE PASS

Texas

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled270

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE BARAHONA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled268

EL PASO

Texas

ALEJANDRO ROTTER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

DORAL

Florida

JESUS MENENDEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled267

MIAMI

Florida

STEVEN DOUGLAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

EAST PRAIRIE

Missouri

MICHELLE NASHLEANAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled266

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

BARRY RODWICK M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled263

CLEARWATER

Florida

EDGARDO CESPEDES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled263

MIAMI

Florida

FADI ABOU-ISSA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled262

HOUMA

Louisiana

LARRY NEUMAN

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled262

NEW YORK

New York

HECTOR DELGADO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled261

MIAMI

Florida

ALI FADEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled259

DEARBORN

Michigan

ROBERT HOLLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled258

PT PLEASANT

West Virginia

DONNA SWEET MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

WICHITA

Kansas

FRANK MELIDONA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled257

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

SURAYIA HASAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled256

BECKLEY

West Virginia

ANTHONY FLAREY DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

ZANESVILLE

Ohio