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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
JOHN ARNETT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,173

DOUGLAS

Georgia

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,161

HIALEAH

Florida

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,151

MCALLEN

Texas

NICOLE GALLEGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,142

MIAMI

Florida

RAFAEL RUIZ GONZALEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,141

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

RICARDO JIMENEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,122

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,113

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

NEAL MERMELSTEIN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled2,096

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ABSALOM TILLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,069

MALVERN

Arkansas

WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,063

FLUSHING

New York

ABIMAEL PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,055

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ARTURO LOGRONO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,046

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

JUSTO VILLANUEVA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled2,039

HIALEAH

Florida

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,030

TEXARKANA

Texas

JOSE TORRES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,023

SAN LORENZO

Puerto Rico

ARTURO ABALOS MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled2,022

DELANO

California

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,019

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

CHARLES HWU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,016

FLUSHING

New York

ANGEL ARIZMENDI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,013

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,009

MIAMI

Florida

RAMON DELMONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,996

NEW YORK

New York

MANUEL ALEGRE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,966

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,958

NEW YORK

New York

MINAS KOCHUMIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,954

NORTHRIDGE

California

JORGE RODRIGUEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,949

MANATI

Puerto Rico