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SIMVASTATIN

Zocor (simvastatin) is cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL). Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

31.7M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 6 of 3395

$261M
Retail Cost

Rank: 117 of 3395

6,478,504
Patients

Rank: 7 of 3395

382,196
Prescribers

Rank: 31 of 3395

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61%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

40.9M

2011

37.8M

2012

36.7M

2013

34.1M

2014

31.7M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$594M

2011

$492M

2012

$434M

2013

$347M

2014

$261M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$39

2011

$31

2012

$28

2013

$25

2014

$20

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 700,822 3,136,923 $29.2M
Florida 545,975 2,391,367 $20.2M
New York 456,137 2,352,731 $17.2M
Pennsylvania 341,942 1,804,855 $13.2M
Texas 400,079 1,776,061 $14.7M
Ohio 268,865 1,287,464 $10.5M
Michigan 275,262 1,162,815 $13.1M
Illinois 238,196 1,139,456 $9.73M
North Carolina 189,267 977,371 $7M
Georgia 168,021 920,399 $6.26M
Massachusetts 167,012 844,015 $7.39M
Tennessee 151,336 765,650 $7.02M
New Jersey 163,129 726,092 $6.28M
Missouri 128,510 683,548 $4.74M
Virginia 140,202 663,296 $5.7M
Minnesota 145,519 624,870 $6.62M
Indiana 129,921 600,327 $5.01M
Wisconsin 135,781 595,676 $5.49M
Kentucky 99,400 548,594 $3.73M
Arizona 127,237 537,494 $5.43M
Washington 116,068 499,385 $4.12M
Alabama 100,101 491,136 $3.49M
Iowa 89,007 454,295 $3.38M
South Carolina 88,156 433,971 $3.33M
Louisiana 72,827 405,773 $2.76M
Colorado 95,459 404,110 $4.53M
Arkansas 62,477 377,849 $2.27M
Oregon 78,714 344,232 $2.96M
Kansas 65,535 334,812 $2.33M
Maryland 73,602 299,518 $2.99M
Oklahoma 61,676 292,470 $2.4M
Connecticut 63,572 286,923 $2.73M
Mississippi 48,724 286,277 $1.72M
West Virginia 45,972 245,315 $1.78M
Nebraska 39,560 216,547 $1.49M
Nevada 48,958 205,755 $1.74M
Utah 41,811 175,969 $1.54M
New Mexico 39,472 169,695 $1.38M
Maine 35,349 141,952 $1.29M
Rhode Island 24,176 141,240 $1.01M
Idaho 28,631 124,712 $989K
New Hampshire 26,114 112,567 $960K
Hawaii 24,881 105,813 $1.19M
Montana 22,694 104,459 $775K
South Dakota 20,358 102,089 $767K
North Dakota 20,526 102,054 $768K
Delaware 18,280 70,001 $796K
Vermont 16,428 68,657 $563K
Wyoming 9,215 41,766 $323K
District of Columbia 8,401 39,303 $303K
Alaska 4,345 25,524 $221K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for SIMVASTATIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled6,401

TUCKER

Georgia

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled3,387

GLENDALE

California

JOSE PADILLA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled3,217

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled3,075

HIALEAH

Florida

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.,P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,004

SMYRNA

Georgia

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,912

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO NADAL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,848

PONCE

Puerto Rico

CRISTOBAL TOLON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,827

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,759

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

LUIS ANDUX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,741

MIAMI

Florida

HECTOR COLOMBANY LORENZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,697

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,684

HIALEAH

Florida

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,683

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,648

NEW YORK

New York

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,637

ROME

New York

IVAN AYALA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,575

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

CARLOS MUNIZ MOLINERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,550

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,536

MIAMI

Florida

FAISAL WASEEM M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,533

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

New York

BHASKAR YETURU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,519

ELMHURST

New York

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,470

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,439

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,435

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

NELSON GONZALEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,427

HOMESTEAD

Florida

DONG-HONG SHONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,421

FLUSHING

New York