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VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. This medicine contains ezetimibe, which is a cholesterol absorption inhibitor, and simvastatin, which is an HMG-CoA inhibitor (also called a statin). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

1.3M
Medicare Part D Claims
$272M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 157,426 $34.8M
Florida 94,650 $20.4M
Texas 90,000 $18.9M
New York 78,097 $16.9M
Pennsylvania 73,026 $15.2M
Ohio 47,126 $10.2M
North Carolina 43,505 $8.05M
Illinois 41,779 $8.8M
New Jersey 40,308 $10.4M
Georgia 39,260 $7.32M
Missouri 37,928 $6.87M
Tennessee 35,617 $6.67M
Arizona 34,059 $7.76M
Kentucky 32,379 $6.35M
Indiana 32,362 $6.88M
Michigan 30,265 $7.4M
Louisiana 29,579 $5.14M
Virginia 26,084 $5.31M
Alabama 23,540 $4.32M
Mississippi 23,171 $3.87M
South Carolina 22,218 $4.31M
Wisconsin 21,618 $4.5M
West Virginia 18,079 $3.74M
Kansas 17,287 $3.35M
Maryland 16,893 $4.18M
Connecticut 16,811 $4.15M
Colorado 16,291 $3.67M
Iowa 15,105 $2.73M
Oklahoma 13,776 $2.84M
Washington 13,236 $2.94M
Arkansas 12,944 $2.28M
Oregon 12,270 $2.69M
Minnesota 11,238 $2.69M
Nebraska 9,838 $1.76M
Massachusetts 9,110 $1.85M
Nevada 7,652 $1.71M
Utah 6,332 $1.4M
New Mexico 5,462 $1.3M
Idaho 5,174 $1.09M
Delaware 4,717 $1.27M
Hawaii 4,236 $1.09M
South Dakota 4,020 $739K
Montana 3,997 $760K
Maine 3,646 $886K
North Dakota 3,449 $648K
New Hampshire 2,557 $554K
Rhode Island 2,429 $441K
Wyoming 2,316 $491K
Vermont 1,859 $404K
Alaska 1,232 $196K
District of Columbia 960 $191K
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 VYTORIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FRED MCQUEEN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAMLET

North Carolina

WILLIAM JONES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

JACKSON

Mississippi

JOHN STOCK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MORRIS

Minnesota

VINOD LALA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

LEE KONECKE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

BLUE BELL

Pennsylvania

KAREN SAYLOR M.D.

Claims Filled50

MOUNT VERNON

Kentucky

HOWARD BERLIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

STEPHANIE JONES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JAMESTOWN

Kentucky

JAMES CHILDERS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WORTH

Texas

ROBERT TRAUTWEIN M. D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled50

WILLIAMSPORT

Pennsylvania

DOUGLAS LYLE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

LAGUNA HILLS

California

EDWIN BOSA-OSORIO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

CHARLES HEINSEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WINAMAC

Indiana

SAM GIOVANNUCCI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

CHRISTOPHER PIERSON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

W LONG BRANCH

New Jersey

STEVEN AKINS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee

JOSEPH ARAGON M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled50

SANTA BARBARA

California

JOHN GLICK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont

DANIEL OWENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLORENCE

South Carolina

JOHN RYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MARYSVILLE

Kansas

DAVID DODSON M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled50

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

JOSEPH JENSEN MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled50

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

ERIN ROBERTS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HANOVER

Pennsylvania

HAROLD CARD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

SARATOGA SPRINGS

New York

DAVID BARBER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

New York