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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
ARTOON ARAKEL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,235

GLENDALE

California

LUIS ANDUX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,222

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,218

MANATI

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,214

SMYRNA

Georgia

ANGEL ARIZMENDI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,211

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

CARLOS MUNIZ MOLINERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,185

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled2,121

BRONX

New York

RONALD GOLDBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,114

HAVERHILL

Massachusetts

GUIDO RING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,109

CORDELE

Georgia

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,104

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,104

CIDRA

Puerto Rico

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,084

ROYSTON

Georgia

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,072

HIALEAH

Florida

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,065

NEW YORK

New York

RICARDO JIMENEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,060

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

LUIS RIZO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,012

MIAMI

Florida

ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,990

MIAMI

Florida

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,988

TEXARKANA

Texas

JUAN ORTIZ MATOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,987

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

JORGE MARTINEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,981

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

HECTOR BANCHS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,980

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

DONG-HONG SHONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,951

FLUSHING

New York

MINAS KOCHUMIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,948

NORTHRIDGE

California

EDUARDO TREJO DERIVET M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,938

NAGUABO

Puerto Rico

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,938

AUGUSTA

Georgia