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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
FRANK MORO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled511

CARBONDALE

Pennsylvania

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled511

MCALLEN

Texas

ERNEST BAGNER

General Practice

Claims Filled506

HOLLYWOOD

California

WILLIAM MEANS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled506

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled500

LOS ANGELES

California

DONAL WARDE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled500

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

DAVID SHADOWEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled493

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled482

BROOKLYN

New York

MIR VARQUEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled474

CULLMAN

Alabama

ROBERT GLASSMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled473

DANVILLE

Indiana

ANAHIT BLIKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled465

LOS ANGELES

California

ARTOON ARAKEL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled463

GLENDALE

California

PETER FERGUS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled455

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

DEAN KEREIAKES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled453

CINCINNATI

Ohio

TAMER YACOUB M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled446

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

DOUGLAS KELLING M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled443

CONCORD

North Carolina

ROBERT HERSHFIELD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled429

COLUMBUS

Ohio

JOHN WOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled428

RICHARDSON

Texas

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled412

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

ROBERT KAUFMANN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled404

ATLANTA

Georgia

CHEUNG LEUNG M. D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled403

GILROY

California

VINCENT MURPHY M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled403

BEAUMONT

Texas

MERI KRYSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled403

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SAUL SILVER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled402

WEST MIFFLIN

Pennsylvania

KLAUDIYA RUVINSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled399

BROOKLYN

New York