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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
JOSEPH CONTI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

LAUREL SPRINGS

New Jersey

BESSIE HAZARD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

DAVID HESS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled59

CINCINNATI

Ohio

STEPHAN STELLMACHER DO-FACP

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

FLAGSTAFF

Arizona

DANE WICKS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled59

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

JOHN CAMPBELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

KENTWOOD

Michigan

RAVI GUPTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

LEESBURG

Florida

BHAGIRATH KATBAMNA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled59

HANNIBAL

Missouri

STEPHEN ANG MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled59

CENTRALIA

Illinois

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

ROCKFORD

Illinois

WILFORD STOKES M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled58

NEW IBERIA

Louisiana

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

BUSHNELL

Florida

MANIKANDA RAJA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

HEMET

California

JEROLD MEYER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

COSHOCTON

Ohio

RICHARD RIVERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

ENID

Oklahoma

DINO CLARIZIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

ARCADIA

California

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

GALAX

Virginia

THU DO D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled57

LAWNDALE

California

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled57

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

WESTON

Massachusetts

HANY MISTIKAWY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

MHAMAD JIBRINI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DUANE GOLOMB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

COVENTRY

Rhode Island

JAMES PARKS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

GAINESVILLE

Georgia