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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
AHSEN BUTT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled254

SOUTH WILLIAMSON

Kentucky

AZHAR NISAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled254

DALTON

Georgia

JOAQUIN MARTINEZ-ARRARAS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled253

AMARILLO

Texas

SOUSANNA LACHTCHOUK NP

Claims Filled252

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT FLOWERS M D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled251

BURKESVILLE

Kentucky

JUAN SYGAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled249

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

BRIAN FRIEDRICH DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled247

DREXEL HILL

Pennsylvania

MANZOOR TARIQ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled246

FESTUS

Missouri

JORGE TRAVIESO MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled246

HIALEAH

Florida

SALEH JAAFAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled246

CASTROVILLE

Texas

DUSTIN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled245

NEW YORK

New York

OSCAR MENDEZ TURINO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled243

MIAMI

Florida

XAJE HASANAJ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled243

EDEN

North Carolina

JACKIE SUTHERLAND DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled239

KENNETT

Missouri

WILLIAM BLUME MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled238

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled238

NEW YORK

New York

MOHAMMED RAIS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled237

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

THERESA BLANCO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled237

MIAMI

Florida

ANAIS CORTES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled235

HIALEAH

Florida

SAMUEL KREIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled234

LONDON

Kentucky

LAWRENCE O'CONNOR M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled234

GLENDALE

California

MINAS KOCHUMIAN M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled234

NORTHRIDGE

California

STEFAN SCHEIDLER M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled234

KENNETT

Missouri

MONA TOMESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled233

STEELE

Missouri

GEETA CHAVDA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled232

HOPKINSVILLE

Kentucky