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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
MARY KOLLER ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled397

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DANIEL WISE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled396

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

ABDULRAB AZIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled394

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

NEAL DUHON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled393

RAYNE

Louisiana

GAYL READER M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled388

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

JAMES HIGGINS M.D.

Claims Filled388

TULSA

Oklahoma

IRINA PINES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled381

DENVER

Colorado

EDWIN ROGERS MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled380

PENSACOLA

Florida

CHRISTOPHER RITTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled380

OLD TOWN

Maine

LAWRENCE O'CONNOR M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled379

GLENDALE

California

HENRY SHOENTHAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled378

NEW PARIS

Pennsylvania

JOYCE LEE C.R.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled377

HAGERSTOWN

Maryland

YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled376

BROOKLYN

New York

STEVEN BROWN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled375

MIDLAND

Texas

ALAN WEAVER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled375

STURGEON

Missouri

SURAYIA HASAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled369

BECKLEY

West Virginia

JOSE MELLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled368

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN PASQUINI MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled368

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

PETER AULT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled366

HOPEWELL

Virginia

REVEL PORTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled365

JONESBORO

Arkansas

JAMES WILLERSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled363

HOUSTON

Texas

IVOR GEFT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled362

LOS ANGELES

California

HOMER STALEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled362

LAWRENCEBURG

Tennessee

CHIAYU CHEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled361

RIVERSIDE

California

SATISH MITAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled359

TALLAHASSEE

Florida