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SIMVASTATIN

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 2013

36.7M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 2 of 3238

$434M
Retail Cost

Rank: 52 of 3238

7,030,295
Patients

Rank: 2 of 3238

399,127
Prescribers

Rank: 21 of 3238

User Reviews of SIMVASTATIN »

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 793,411 3,784,303 $47.5M
Florida 585,365 2,847,076 $32.4M
New York 493,347 2,681,257 $32.8M
Pennsylvania 371,991 2,118,502 $24.4M
Texas 426,152 2,057,280 $23.3M
Ohio 300,635 1,500,898 $20.6M
Michigan 305,621 1,306,370 $19.5M
Illinois 248,106 1,272,742 $15M
North Carolina 208,436 1,165,338 $12.5M
Georgia 176,462 983,542 $10.5M
Massachusetts 179,280 979,633 $12.1M
Tennessee 168,275 925,723 $9.86M
New Jersey 177,230 832,287 $9.94M
Missouri 138,873 780,828 $8.48M
Virginia 151,136 772,718 $9.52M
Minnesota 159,041 722,469 $9.57M
Indiana 146,161 714,160 $8.94M
Wisconsin 146,308 713,642 $9.2M
Alabama 114,344 648,064 $6.22M
Kentucky 107,304 617,499 $6.9M
Washington 130,518 601,176 $6.8M
Arizona 134,458 598,697 $8.03M
Iowa 97,651 544,253 $5.68M
Louisiana 78,891 464,419 $4.72M
Colorado 93,337 432,467 $6.2M
Arkansas 67,609 420,880 $3.95M
South Carolina 82,491 418,023 $4.88M
Oregon 86,783 409,255 $4.71M
Kansas 70,980 388,140 $4.41M
Oklahoma 67,602 345,580 $3.88M
Connecticut 69,236 339,225 $4.58M
Mississippi 53,511 327,564 $2.97M
Maryland 74,912 323,797 $4.42M
West Virginia 50,101 279,948 $3.11M
Nebraska 42,692 251,070 $2.58M
Nevada 54,571 245,730 $3.02M
Utah 44,558 198,532 $2.35M
New Mexico 41,546 188,629 $2.45M
Rhode Island 27,306 174,584 $1.67M
Maine 40,103 174,288 $2.28M
Idaho 30,534 143,725 $1.66M
Hawaii 30,041 142,723 $1.95M
Montana 24,582 127,296 $1.29M
North Dakota 21,583 116,995 $1.24M
New Hampshire 24,950 115,585 $1.58M
South Dakota 21,369 115,399 $1.27M
Delaware 19,583 77,062 $1.18M
Vermont 15,898 73,617 $940K
Wyoming 9,514 48,634 $542K
District of Columbia 9,158 45,524 $492K
Alaska 5,169 31,785 $286K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,550

NEW YORK

New York

JORGE ABAD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,539

MIAMI

Florida

NAIRYS SOMOZA M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled2,530

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,522

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

FAISAL WASEEM M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,506

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

New York

VICTOR POLANCO SANCHEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,501

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

ALBERTO ALONSO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled2,492

MIAMI

Florida

ELENA PERNASWAECHTER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,456

MIAMI

Florida

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,446

HIALEAH

Florida

GLORIA CASAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,391

HIALEAH

Florida

LUIS ANDUX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,370

MIAMI

Florida

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,368

MIAMI

Florida

CRISTOBAL TOLON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,352

MIAMI

Florida

JONATHAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,346

LONG BEACH

California

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,323

WESTON

Massachusetts

JORGE VENEREO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,300

MIAMI

Florida

VICENTE GARCIA-ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,283

MIAMI

Florida

RONALD GOLDBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,279

HAVERHILL

Massachusetts

SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,277

MANATI

Puerto Rico

FARHAD GHANAAT

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,266

BROOKLYN

New York

HECTOR BANCHS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,252

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,240

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled2,225

PLANT CITY

Florida

ADOLFO SANCHEZ ORTIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,218

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

OSCAR SARAVIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,190

MIAMI

Florida