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Prescriber Checkup » VYTORIN

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 2011

2.02M
Medicare Part D Claims
$315M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 238,267 $47.5M
Florida 131,276 $23.2M
Texas 117,972 $21M
Pennsylvania 103,437 $17.6M
New York 102,736 $18.9M
Ohio 64,763 $11.7M
North Carolina 59,946 $9.32M
Illinois 56,225 $9.73M
Georgia 55,013 $8.75M
Missouri 50,799 $7.83M
Tennessee 50,780 $7.92M
Indiana 43,671 $7.75M
Arizona 43,444 $8.31M
Kentucky 42,548 $6.95M
New Jersey 37,759 $7.37M
Virginia 37,224 $6.58M
Puerto Rico 36,118 $4.88M
Louisiana 32,153 $4.94M
Michigan 32,110 $6.64M
Wisconsin 31,776 $5.47M
Alabama 31,688 $4.79M
Mississippi 31,119 $4.43M
South Carolina 28,969 $4.72M
Colorado 23,728 $4.6M
Maryland 23,697 $5.07M
West Virginia 23,637 $4.19M
Kansas 23,537 $3.94M
Iowa 19,439 $3.03M
Washington 18,725 $3.54M
Connecticut 18,079 $3.45M
Arkansas 17,655 $2.64M
Oklahoma 17,602 $3.06M
Oregon 16,777 $3.1M
Minnesota 14,986 $2.98M
Massachusetts 12,600 $2.24M
Nebraska 12,536 $1.93M
Nevada 10,622 $2.01M
Utah 8,701 $1.61M
Hawaii 7,537 $1.78M
New Mexico 6,908 $1.37M
Idaho 6,864 $1.22M
Delaware 6,204 $1.37M
Maine 5,299 $1.04M
Montana 5,167 $835K
South Dakota 4,814 $767K
North Dakota 4,239 $674K
New Hampshire 3,504 $641K
Rhode Island 3,036 $454K
Wyoming 2,915 $516K
Vermont 2,668 $460K
Alaska 2,024 $246K
District of Columbia 1,750 $320K
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 VYTORIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled228

MARYVILLE

Illinois

ZEIDAN HAMMAD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

MIAMI

Florida

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

VAN NUYS

California

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled225

BROOKLYN

New York

MULRAJ KATIRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled224

CROWLEY

Louisiana

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

MIAMI

Florida

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled221

WESTLAND

Michigan

GUST PANTELAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled220

NORTH CANTON

Ohio

BRUCE ITELD MD,FACC,FCCP,FSCAI

Specialist

Claims Filled219

SLIDELL

Louisiana

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled218

ALHAMBRA

California

KISHOR VORA M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled217

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

MOSES HYUN MD

Claims Filled217

LOS ANGELES

California

STEPHEN CAREY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled216

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ELIAS FEANNY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled216

MIAMI

Florida

BRYAN PARMER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled215

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ALAN WEAVER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled214

STURGEON

Missouri

CHRISTOPHER KOPECKY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled213

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

EDUARDO VIERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

MIAMI

Florida

DARRELL PARSONS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

ODESSA

Texas

GARY JOHNSON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled208

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

DANIEL NEWTON MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled208

AKRON

Ohio

JAMES HIGGINS M.D.

Claims Filled208

TULSA

Oklahoma

MICHAEL DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled207

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled207

LOS ANGELES

California

JOAQUIN MARTINEZ-ARRARAS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled206

AMARILLO

Texas