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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
LALBAHADUR NAGABHAIRU MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled72

MOUNT DORA

Florida

GOWRAPPALA RAMESH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled71

HOUSTON

Texas

MICHAEL GRAY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

BENSON

Arizona

MITCHELL FERGES

Specialist

Claims Filled70

SOMERSET

New Jersey

MA ROSARIO GUZMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled70

WAILUKU

Hawaii

ASHLEY WANAMAKER FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled70

ROCHESTER

New York

ANAND GUPTA MD, FACG

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled69

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

HARNATH CLERK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

NEWFANE

New York

ERNEST CARAMES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

KIMBERLY WEATHERLY RN, MSN, C-FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled67

BLUEFIELD

West Virginia

ROY HINMAN MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

FOLKERT ZIJLSTRA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled66

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

THOMAS KOURI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

PEORIA

Illinois

CELIA QUINNONEZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled66

KISSIMMEE

Florida

DANIEL BUBENHEIM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

MC KEES ROCKS

Pennsylvania

ORLYN WINGERT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

NORFOLK

Nebraska

CHARLES PAGANA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

SELINSGROVE

Pennsylvania

DAVID DUNDEE MD, CMD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

RALPH BOWMAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled65

PORT JERVIS

New York

HUBERT LANDERS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

MANUEL BABAIAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled65

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

BRUCE SCHNEIDER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled64

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

MARK PASS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled64

MANALAPAN

New Jersey

EFRAIN CAMARA

Claims Filled64

HIALEAH

Florida

WILLIAM WOMACK D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

FORT MOHAVE

Arizona