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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
AMY GARCIE NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled53

ZWOLLE

Louisiana

PAUL HAMORI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

JOHN DUNLOP MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

ZION

Illinois

EDUARDO GONZALEZ-PEREZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

SAMIR KAPOOR M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled71

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

ABDUL GHANI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled67

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

DOMINIC GONZALEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled59

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

ANTHONY FLAREY DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

WILLIAM SHADE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

PAUL KNIGHT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

KRISTEN BURGESS CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled56

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

SAMAR KHOURY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled81

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

DUANE POOL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled123

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

SHELLY DUNMYER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

RONALD HARVEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled109

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

JERRY MOORE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled108

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

PERRY KALIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

BRIAN LUFT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

PHILIP SHORT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

ABDULMAWLA ALBIRINI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

GREGORY KELSO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

RONALD KALCHIK DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

HENRY FLOREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

YUMA

Arizona

TONY CHEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled58

YUMA

Arizona

DANIEL ROLAND P.A.01

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled134

YUMA

Arizona