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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
KEVEN DODT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

DAN FOSS

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

HUTCHINSON

Kansas

NORBERT LESKA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

PENNSBURG

Pennsylvania

KENYA KOZAWA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

SWEETWATER

Tennessee

CHINH LE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

DORCHESTER

Massachusetts

VICTOR MUJICA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

CEDAR FALLS

Iowa

PAUL FARR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled51

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

LOAN NGO M.D.

Claims Filled51

WESTMINSTER

California

NOLAN PEREZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

HARLINGEN

Texas

ELLIOT SCHUMAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

TITUSVILLE

Florida

ARMOND SCHWARTZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

DALLAS

Texas

JOHN DUGAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

CHINTAMANI GOKHALE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

MALDEN

Massachusetts

MICHAEL MENDELSON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

ARLINGTON

Texas

KAMALESH PATEL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

PRINCETON

West Virginia

THOMAS PUETZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

MEQUON

Wisconsin

ALLEN RUBIN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

IRVING

Texas

ROBERT CLOUD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled51

ROCKWALL

Texas

ROBERT MCNIER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

SAGINAW

Michigan

DOUGLAS JERGENSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLINTON

Iowa

SABRINA BENJAMIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

OLYMPIA

Washington

RICHARD PISH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

BRIAN LUFT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

STEPHEN SHOEMAKER D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAZLETON

Pennsylvania

MARK HIRSCHKORN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

CHICOPEE

Massachusetts