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ZETIA

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

3.22M
Medicare Part D Claims
$650M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 297,694 $59.6M
Pennsylvania 242,066 $47.4M
New York 231,834 $46.7M
Florida 202,875 $43.2M
Texas 176,265 $36.3M
Ohio 158,332 $33.5M
Illinois 142,893 $29.2M
North Carolina 112,619 $20M
Georgia 110,717 $20.1M
New Jersey 103,983 $24.9M
Michigan 91,503 $22.4M
Virginia 81,292 $16.1M
Tennessee 80,926 $14.8M
Kentucky 78,847 $14.7M
Missouri 74,422 $13.3M
Indiana 72,211 $14.8M
Wisconsin 65,669 $13.7M
Louisiana 59,929 $10.2M
Alabama 56,807 $10.2M
South Carolina 54,061 $10.1M
Massachusetts 53,872 $10.9M
Connecticut 49,700 $11.4M
Iowa 47,572 $8.67M
Minnesota 46,258 $10.9M
Arizona 44,643 $10.2M
Mississippi 41,490 $6.88M
West Virginia 39,280 $7.51M
Oklahoma 37,787 $8.02M
Washington 37,726 $8.04M
Kansas 34,252 $6.41M
Arkansas 32,675 $5.43M
Maryland 32,292 $7.91M
Oregon 27,089 $5.59M
Colorado 26,210 $5.5M
Nebraska 22,527 $3.92M
Maine 15,225 $3.57M
Nevada 14,199 $3.09M
Rhode Island 14,042 $2.43M
New Mexico 13,087 $2.76M
Utah 12,025 $2.52M
Idaho 10,586 $2.09M
North Dakota 10,044 $2.05M
Hawaii 9,896 $2.12M
New Hampshire 9,811 $2.11M
South Dakota 9,502 $1.78M
Delaware 8,509 $2.23M
Montana 7,736 $1.5M
Vermont 5,167 $1.18M
Alaska 4,064 $611K
Wyoming 4,049 $825K
District of Columbia 3,700 $671K
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 ZETIA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARY HONKANEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled571

MOBILE

Alabama

EDWIN RODRIGUEZ ALLENDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled553

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled548

VAN NUYS

California

EDWIN MARSHALL MD

Claims Filled547

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

LAWRENCE O'CONNOR M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled541

GLENDALE

California

ROBERTO MUNOZ-MARIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled540

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

ROBERT GLASSMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled539

DANVILLE

Indiana

FRANCISCO GARCIA-CORTES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled536

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled534

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT HERSHFIELD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled527

COLUMBUS

Ohio

DEAN KEREIAKES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled521

CINCINNATI

Ohio

BOYD HELM

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled516

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled509

MARYVILLE

Illinois

GORDON MITCHELL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled503

BRYAN

Texas

NEAL DUHON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled501

RAYNE

Louisiana

HECTOR COLOMBANY LORENZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled500

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

FANIA SAMUELS MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled499

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled491

MCALLEN

Texas

ZIHE SHAN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled481

BROOKLYN

New York

DANIEL TARDIF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled481

MANCHESTER

Connecticut

JOHN PASQUINI MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled480

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

DAVID SHADOWEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled476

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

CHIAYU CHEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled476

RIVERSIDE

California

JOSEPH BAKER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled473

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

KLAUDIYA RUVINSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled464

BROOKLYN

New York