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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 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

378K
Medicare Part D Claims
$26M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 32,598 $2.36M
California 30,294 $2.31M
Pennsylvania 23,342 $1.57M
Texas 20,296 $1.47M
New York 19,474 $1.51M
Ohio 18,420 $1.19M
Illinois 15,188 $1.12M
Georgia 11,855 $772K
Michigan 11,431 $863K
North Carolina 10,892 $701K
New Jersey 10,464 $809K
Missouri 10,392 $644K
Massachusetts 9,469 $694K
Indiana 9,246 $566K
Tennessee 8,269 $525K
Wisconsin 8,061 $509K
Virginia 7,668 $514K
Arizona 7,432 $522K
Kentucky 7,382 $475K
Iowa 7,204 $389K
Washington 6,961 $469K
Louisiana 6,377 $443K
Minnesota 6,012 $414K
Oregon 5,983 $371K
Alabama 5,797 $392K
Kansas 5,523 $315K
Oklahoma 5,156 $328K
South Carolina 5,104 $338K
Maryland 4,991 $371K
Colorado 4,634 $313K
Connecticut 4,016 $278K
Arkansas 3,889 $252K
West Virginia 3,628 $236K
Nebraska 3,487 $190K
Nevada 3,199 $206K
Mississippi 3,072 $197K
Maine 2,513 $170K
New Mexico 2,457 $161K
Idaho 2,340 $145K
Rhode Island 2,307 $120K
Utah 2,016 $142K
New Hampshire 1,583 $107K
South Dakota 1,535 $94.9K
Montana 1,409 $80.8K
Hawaii 1,285 $86.3K
North Dakota 946 $54.5K
Vermont 745 $57.9K
Wyoming 729 $40.5K
Delaware 706 $54.4K
District of Columbia 338 $27.5K
Alaska 223 $16.6K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
BRUCE DENTLER MD, ABFP, CMD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled55

SPOKANE

Washington

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

MAUMEE

Ohio

VERONICA VERSARI M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled55

HIALEAH

Florida

MICHAEL MCCOMBS D.O.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

DOVER

Ohio

ALLEN RUBIN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled55

IRVING

Texas

DINO CLARIZIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

ARCADIA

California

LAVELLE ELLIS MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled55

SALINA

Kansas

LEON POVEDA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

LANTANA

Florida

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled55

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ROBERT CONNER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled54

DES MOINES

Iowa

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ANAND GUPTA MD, FACG

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled54

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

IRINA MININA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

HARLINGEN

Texas

ANTHONY MASCIARELLI DO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled54

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE

New Jersey

THOMAS KOURI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

PEORIA

Illinois

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

DUNEDIN

Florida

NEIL NAGARIA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled54

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

JAMES LYNCH MD

Colon Rectal Surgery

Claims Filled54

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

DAVID REEM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

MACOMB

Illinois

VINOD THAKKAR MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled54

SEBRING

Florida

S ALLAN ENRIQUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

INDEPENDENCE

Missouri

JEROLD MEYER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

COSHOCTON

Ohio

MOHAMED SOOFI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

MONROE

Michigan

RAVI JANARDHANAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled53

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

RICHARD CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

BLUE SPRINGS

Missouri