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SIMVASTATIN

Zocor (Simvastatin) is cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It lowers the amount of cholesterol your body makes, which helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL). Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

34.1M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 4 of 3362

$347M
Retail Cost

Rank: 78 of 3362

6,768,159
Patients

Rank: 3 of 3362

387,651
Prescribers

Rank: 27 of 3362

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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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 747,589 3,445,831 $36.6M
Florida 566,548 2,564,286 $26.4M
New York 476,342 2,528,928 $23.4M
Pennsylvania 356,459 1,958,363 $20.2M
Texas 412,323 1,894,408 $19.8M
Ohio 282,632 1,379,085 $16.1M
Michigan 290,310 1,227,846 $15.4M
Illinois 248,909 1,221,271 $13.1M
North Carolina 198,582 1,069,212 $9.64M
Georgia 172,832 960,725 $8.3M
Massachusetts 174,491 912,736 $9.65M
Tennessee 160,290 842,301 $8.11M
New Jersey 169,401 769,655 $7.94M
Missouri 135,132 732,677 $7.37M
Virginia 145,906 713,852 $7.49M
Minnesota 153,138 670,024 $8.05M
Indiana 137,622 653,368 $6.93M
Wisconsin 141,378 646,547 $7.5M
Kentucky 103,280 578,623 $5.21M
Arizona 131,855 572,240 $6.76M
Alabama 106,422 557,525 $4.69M
Washington 123,826 546,386 $5.52M
Iowa 93,742 498,375 $4.92M
South Carolina 89,550 448,593 $4.47M
Louisiana 75,489 427,940 $3.59M
Colorado 96,830 425,173 $5.47M
Arkansas 65,299 399,186 $3.17M
Oregon 83,492 375,961 $3.79M
Kansas 67,641 357,456 $3.71M
Oklahoma 64,420 317,209 $3.12M
Maryland 74,855 311,400 $3.84M
Mississippi 50,995 305,706 $2.4M
Connecticut 64,799 304,403 $3.38M
West Virginia 47,744 260,273 $2.47M
Nebraska 41,435 235,259 $2.26M
Nevada 51,709 224,740 $2.32M
Utah 42,783 183,062 $2.05M
New Mexico 40,480 175,512 $1.96M
Maine 38,366 158,838 $1.72M
Rhode Island 25,702 158,294 $1.22M
Idaho 29,206 130,586 $1.41M
Hawaii 27,487 123,532 $1.56M
Montana 23,644 113,910 $1.06M
New Hampshire 25,043 111,826 $1.28M
South Dakota 20,678 107,996 $1.08M
North Dakota 21,027 107,882 $1M
Delaware 18,745 73,034 $1.18M
Vermont 16,340 70,879 $774K
Wyoming 9,468 44,955 $462K
District of Columbia 8,724 42,564 $383K
Alaska 4,796 29,848 $242K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
ERIC MOORE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

DURHAM

North Carolina

WILLIAM SYKORA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ODENTON

Maryland

CARRIE CARUSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SALEM

Ohio

JOY HINKLE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICO

California

THERESA PEEK APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

MORGANFIELD

Kentucky

MARK MOORE CFNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

LINDA MCCAULEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

MARGARET DOSSIE MSBS PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

MC KENZIE

Tennessee

SHERRY HUANG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PALO ALTO

California

MELANIE REYNOLDS FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

FLORA DANQUE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LA MESA

California

STEPHANIE DUARTE MSN,FNP,BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

PLEASANT HILL

Missouri

JOSEPH HESS MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled50

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

MOLLY VAN HORN PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

ELKTON

Virginia

SYED SAMI M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled50

CARO

Michigan

HABIB KAMKHAJI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

ANGELA LIMPUS FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

MARSHFIELD

Missouri

MARIA MARTINEZ CANTARIN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ERIN DEHN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

DEANNA CARR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OCOEE

Florida

THOMAS MILLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ARLINGTON

Texas

ABBY HOUSMAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICKASHA

Oklahoma

FRANK HUBBY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAVANNAH

Georgia

BRIAN PENZA D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

RACHEL SLEDGE FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

OXFORD

Mississippi