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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
TONY STARR DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

CALDWELL

Ohio

CARLOS VARGAS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled63

MIAMI

Florida

LARRY RUSSELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

GILES ROBERTSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled62

RICHMOND

Virginia

MICHAEL MCSWEEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

MARRERO

Louisiana

SHERAJ JACOB MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled62

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

ANDRES COWLEY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled62

MIAMI

Florida

LAZARO BOUZA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled62

MIAMI

Florida

KEVIN BYRNE D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled62

OSAGE BEACH

Missouri

RICHARD MILGRIM MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled62

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

CAROLINE HONCULADA M D

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled62

LAKE WALES

Florida

EDDYS DISLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled62

NEW YORK

New York

NESTOR ISIDRO DEL ROSARIO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled61

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

TIMOTHY MALLOY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled61

OMAHA

Nebraska

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled61

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DAWN PULS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled61

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

THOMAS ROMANO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled60

LIVERPOOL

New York

ANGELA MEDINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

MICHAEL MCCOMBS D.O.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

DOVER

Ohio

MARTIN FRIED MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled60

EDWARDSVILLE

Pennsylvania

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

TUCKER

Georgia

BRUCE DENTLER MD, ABFP, CMD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled60

SPOKANE

Washington

MARK APPLER MD FACP

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled60

MOUNT AIRY

North Carolina

EDITA EXTRA-MENDOZA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

GREEN VALLEY

Arizona