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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
SCOTT WIESEN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled85

NAPLES

Florida

DEATRICE KELLOGG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled84

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

DEBRA STUDER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled83

DES MOINES

Iowa

HECTOR SERRANO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled83

MIAMI

Florida

HITENDRA CHAUHAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled82

LAKE HAVASU CITY

Arizona

WATARU TAMURA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled81

AURORA

Colorado

MARK KUGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

HONOLULU

Hawaii

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

PAUL MUMMA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled80

CROOKSVILLE

Ohio

ANTHONY CARTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

TOMPKINSVILLE

Kentucky

DAVID NEUMANN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled79

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ROBERT FUSCO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled77

MOON TOWNSHIP

Pennsylvania

THOMAS DAHLBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

AGUSTIN MARTINEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled76

HIALEAH

Florida

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

NEW YORK

New York

MARIA LYDIA MONTENEGRO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled75

MEDICAL LAKE

Washington

MONICA VANDIVORT M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled75

HEREFORD

Arizona

RICHARD OTERO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled75

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JON JACKSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled74

PORT ORANGE

Florida

STANTON DANIELSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

ALTOONA

Iowa

LARRY DEFFENBAUGH D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled73

JOPLIN

Missouri

MICHAEL DAWSON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled73

TIFTON

Georgia

AHSAN BHATTI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled73

WILLMAR

Minnesota

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

GABRIEL COSTA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled72

CORAL GABLES

Florida