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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
ILYA GELMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled322

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID KOVACICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled321

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

STUART HAIGLER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled320

MONROE

North Carolina

MARK GELFAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled320

BROOKLYN

New York

RICHARD TERRY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled320

WHEELING

West Virginia

MICHAEL GOMENDOZA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled317

CORALVILLE

Iowa

JERE ESHLEMAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled317

MONTOURSVILLE

Pennsylvania

SAMUEL STONE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled316

CHESTER

South Carolina

AVIVA IOFEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled315

LOS ANGELES

California

ESI MAIL PHARMACY SERVICE INC

Suppliers, Mail Order Pharmacy

Claims Filled315

BENSALEM

Pennsylvania

GALINA MAKOVOZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled315

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

JOHN MONTEVERDE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled314

CHICAGO

Illinois

FRANKLIN HANDEL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled313

DAYTON

Ohio

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled313

LOS ANGELES

California

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled313

ALHAMBRA

California

BASEL BRIKHO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

LATHRUP VILLAGE

Michigan

PETER DIONISOPOULOS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled310

LINCOLN

Nebraska

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled306

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM BLAU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled305

GREAT NECK

New York

JOHN HODGSON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled305

WHITEVILLE

North Carolina

MURRAY BRAND D. O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled305

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

FANIA SAMUELS MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled305

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

NATARAJAN THANNOLI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled303

SOMERSET

Kentucky

MOHAMMED SAYED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled303

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

JOSEPH PETERS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled303

COUNCE

Tennessee