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CHOLESTYRAMINE

Lowers high cholesterol levels. Also treats severe itching caused by liver disease. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

159K
Medicare Part D Claims
$25.5M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 30,943 $2.3M
California 28,430 $2.2M
Pennsylvania 22,301 $1.53M
Texas 19,509 $1.45M
New York 18,769 $1.53M
Ohio 17,308 $1.15M
Illinois 14,870 $1.08M
Georgia 11,098 $751K
North Carolina 11,027 $721K
Missouri 10,056 $646K
Massachusetts 9,418 $684K
Michigan 9,240 $731K
New Jersey 8,926 $677K
Indiana 8,508 $544K
Tennessee 8,206 $560K
Virginia 7,569 $524K
Iowa 7,371 $409K
Wisconsin 7,348 $475K
Kentucky 7,273 $478K
Arizona 7,217 $504K
Washington 6,910 $482K
Oregon 5,899 $369K
Louisiana 5,852 $430K
Alabama 5,738 $401K
Minnesota 5,730 $394K
Kansas 5,432 $318K
Oklahoma 5,061 $342K
South Carolina 4,933 $337K
Maryland 4,926 $374K
Colorado 4,523 $319K
Puerto Rico 4,250 $237K
Nebraska 3,513 $197K
Arkansas 3,478 $238K
Connecticut 3,400 $222K
West Virginia 3,353 $222K
Mississippi 3,006 $206K
Nevada 2,802 $174K
New Mexico 2,444 $162K
Maine 2,428 $161K
Rhode Island 2,365 $123K
Idaho 2,329 $152K
Utah 1,728 $127K
New Hampshire 1,489 $104K
South Dakota 1,440 $89.6K
Hawaii 1,351 $99.2K
Montana 1,338 $84.5K
North Dakota 904 $52.4K
Vermont 715 $49.9K
Delaware 668 $50.1K
Wyoming 657 $43.3K
District of Columbia 348 $25.9K
Alaska 187 $13.2K
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 CHOLESTYRAMINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
VIKRAM ARORA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled224

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

HUSSEIN EL-NEWIHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled146

EL CENTRO

California

JAMES EZI-ASHI M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled142

HERMITAGE

Pennsylvania

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled128

SAN GABRIEL

California

MARY ANN HENRY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled128

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

PHILIP FIORET MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled125

ASHLAND

Kentucky

FREDERICK FRENCH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled124

ROSWELL

New Mexico

ANGEL VELOSO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled121

MIAMI

Florida

ANGEL ROSARIO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled121

TAMPA

Florida

VITO DITOMASO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled118

ENGLEWOOD

Florida

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled114

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

EVELYN BOSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled112

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

DOMINIC GONZALEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled110

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

PEDRO CARBALLO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled109

MIAMI

Florida

MAX BRUMMETT PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled109

HARBOR CITY

California

EDDY PIZZANI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled108

RICHMOND

Virginia

PUSHPA RAM MD

General Practice

Claims Filled108

MEDICAL LAKE

Washington

CHARLES ULRICH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled106

WILLMAR

Minnesota

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled102

LENEXA

Kansas

LAKSHMI PRATHIPATI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled99

SAN DIEGO

California

STEVEN HAMBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled97

BYRON CENTER

Michigan

STEPHEN ZEBROWSKI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

PLAINVILLE

Connecticut

SHAHRIAR SEDGHI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled91

MACON

Georgia

JITENDRA PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

AZZAM MUFTAH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled86

BROOKSVILLE

Florida