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ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. May be used in combination with another cholesterol-lowering medicine called a "statin." More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.85M
Medicare Part D Claims
$536M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 288,274 $49.3M
Pennsylvania 241,075 $40M
New York 228,095 $39.7M
Florida 186,314 $33.2M
Texas 171,630 $29.7M
Ohio 161,515 $28.8M
Illinois 148,099 $24.9M
North Carolina 109,874 $16.4M
Georgia 109,248 $16.7M
Tennessee 84,391 $12.7M
Virginia 80,554 $13.6M
New Jersey 79,617 $15M
Kentucky 76,592 $12.1M
Michigan 75,334 $15M
Missouri 73,555 $11.1M
Indiana 72,896 $12.3M
Wisconsin 63,012 $10.8M
Massachusetts 57,577 $9.84M
Alabama 54,843 $8.18M
Puerto Rico 53,307 $7.18M
South Carolina 50,972 $7.87M
Louisiana 50,635 $7.46M
Minnesota 49,423 $9.53M
Iowa 48,983 $7.39M
Connecticut 44,118 $7.99M
Arizona 42,295 $8.12M
Washington 39,357 $7M
Mississippi 38,693 $5.39M
Oklahoma 37,492 $6.81M
West Virginia 36,382 $5.88M
Kansas 34,810 $5.46M
Maryland 32,966 $6.84M
Arkansas 32,459 $4.55M
Oregon 28,222 $4.92M
Colorado 25,753 $4.55M
Nebraska 22,478 $3.34M
Maine 16,165 $3.15M
Rhode Island 14,354 $2.09M
New Mexico 12,999 $2.32M
Nevada 12,458 $2.26M
Utah 11,688 $2.06M
Idaho 10,868 $1.78M
Hawaii 10,485 $1.89M
North Dakota 10,396 $1.79M
New Hampshire 10,226 $1.85M
South Dakota 9,498 $1.46M
Delaware 8,175 $1.81M
Montana 7,858 $1.28M
Vermont 5,846 $1.05M
Alaska 4,340 $513K
Wyoming 3,858 $654K
District of Columbia 3,565 $563K
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 ZETIA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JUDITH DECKERT A.R.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled870

DAVENPORT

Iowa

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled769

LOS ANGELES

California

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled718

GLENDALE

California

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled713

LOS ANGELES

California

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled694

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled652

SAN GABRIEL

California

DAVID HEVERT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled649

BOCA RATON

Florida

JON LELEUX MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled641

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

DONALD MCELROY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled629

PEORIA

Illinois

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled614

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

MARY HONKANEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled587

MOBILE

Alabama

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled583

STEELE

Missouri

DONATO ARGUELLES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled577

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JENCHEN YANG M.D., PH.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled572

DIAMOND BAR

California

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled567

MODESTO

California

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled566

GLENDALE

California

JOHN GEARHART M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled549

TULSA

Oklahoma

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled542

VAN NUYS

California

FRANK MCGREW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled539

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled534

BROOKLYN

New York

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled531

LOS ANGELES

California

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled526

MARYVILLE

Illinois

CARL RUBENSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled521

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JOHN MCCLURE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled520

SAGINAW

Michigan

GORDON MITCHELL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled515

BRYAN

Texas