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Prescribed Drug Estimates: 2001
Table 1.1 Top Prescribed Drugs by Total Expenditures, 2001

Prescribed
drug name

Total expenditures
ranking

Total
expenditures
Total number of
persons with expenditures

Lipitor
1
5,208,769,980.20
9,648,787.37
Prilosec
2
3,452,393,289.78
5,136,849.76
Zocor
3
3,047,429,066.35
6,068,308.29
Claritin
4
2,577,298,073.26
12,289,536.60
Celebrex
5
2,506,916,232.48
7,529,422.98
Prevacid
6
2,270,213,028.83
4,764,037.82
Vioxx
7
2,024,466,883.74
7,654,644.43
Premarin
8
1,954,439,720.49
8,781,864.34
Zyprexa
9
1,894,176,660.86
970,300.18
Norvasc
10
1,863,243,071.27
5,306,931.50

 

Standard Errors for Table Table 1.1: Top Prescribed Drugs by Total Expenditures, 2001
Prescribed
drug name
Total
expenditures
Total number of
persons with expenditures

Lipitor
266,298,774.91
393,328.38
Prilosec
250,996,775.81
279,302.26
Zocor
210,415,866.92
290,562.90
Claritin
136,311,920.51
506,213.41
Celebrex
159,788,770.52
309,682.43
Prevacid
180,389,926.14
240,371.65
Vioxx
129,206,761.16
334,166.71
Premarin
117,234,926.72
442,360.08
Zyprexa
509,593,625.50
123,718.11
Norvasc
122,079,628.49
253,123.42