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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
GUIDO RING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,394

CORDELE

Georgia

FRANCISCO GARCIA-CORTES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,374

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,361

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

CIRO RAMIREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,282

MIAMI

Florida

JAMES POLHILL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,241

LOUISVILLE

Georgia

ANGEL ARIZMENDI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,233

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,232

HIALEAH

Florida

ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,229

MIAMI

Florida

JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Clinic/Center

Claims Filled2,222

MIAMI

Florida

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Community Health Worker

Claims Filled2,207

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,193

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,172

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

FLORENCE BARALATEI

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,118

MACON

Georgia

RICARDO JIMENEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,112

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

JORGE MARTINEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,093

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

NOEL SANTOS MONTES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,089

CAMUY

Puerto Rico

VANDELY PEREZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled2,074

HIALEAH

Florida

ARTOON ARAKEL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,069

GLENDALE

California

MICHAEL SATCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,052

ALBANY

Georgia

EDGAR RAMOS MENDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,050

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,035

FORT WORTH

Texas

EDUARDO TREJO DERIVET M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,035

NAGUABO

Puerto Rico

PABLO ROBLES CORTES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,016

LAJAS

Puerto Rico

HECTOR BANCHS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,005

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

RAUL ACOSTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,000

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico