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LOVASTATIN

Mevacor (Lovastatin) 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 2015

5.63M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 59 of 3395

$63.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 369 of 3395

1,186,900
Patients

Rank: 72 of 3395

220,587
Prescribers

Rank: 99 of 3395

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

39%

of people say

it worked well

22%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

6.97M

2011

6.71M

2012

6.43M

2013

6M

2014

5.64M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$131M

2011

$111M

2012

$102M

2013

$83.7M

2014

$63.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$42

2011

$40

2012

$35

2013

$34

2014

$27

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 193,441 833,384 $9.65M
Florida 107,893 481,071 $5.55M
Texas 64,599 281,752 $3.25M
New York 48,259 233,510 $2.57M
Illinois 46,951 221,328 $2.61M
Ohio 46,945 221,179 $2.45M
Missouri 39,883 218,246 $2.06M
Pennsylvania 37,346 198,244 $2.25M
Tennessee 37,921 194,155 $2.33M
Michigan 44,640 186,466 $2.61M
North Carolina 36,554 183,128 $1.81M
Georgia 33,806 169,140 $1.59M
Washington 36,808 165,159 $1.9M
Arizona 33,470 142,396 $1.78M
Oregon 29,842 139,114 $1.5M
Wisconsin 26,060 114,348 $1.51M
Virginia 22,213 100,264 $1.13M
Massachusetts 20,285 99,719 $1.2M
Indiana 20,211 91,422 $1.08M
Mississippi 14,885 87,278 $693K
Louisiana 16,587 86,630 $826K
Kentucky 16,029 83,152 $803K
Alabama 15,720 75,731 $826K
Colorado 17,540 74,469 $862K
Nevada 15,637 66,007 $720K
Minnesota 15,310 63,848 $916K
Arkansas 11,523 63,152 $523K
South Carolina 12,725 59,372 $593K
Maryland 14,719 59,193 $809K
Oklahoma 12,254 55,350 $693K
New Mexico 12,575 55,305 $595K
Iowa 11,353 55,175 $574K
New Jersey 12,971 52,333 $664K
Kansas 9,947 48,673 $485K
Connecticut 10,072 43,895 $584K
Hawaii 8,919 43,668 $517K
West Virginia 8,082 41,021 $417K
Maine 8,325 34,752 $525K
Rhode Island 5,234 30,357 $336K
Idaho 5,690 24,404 $288K
New Hampshire 4,932 21,598 $274K
Nebraska 3,989 20,028 $198K
Utah 4,299 17,538 $208K
Montana 2,347 10,301 $108K
Delaware 2,668 10,244 $171K
Vermont 2,306 9,436 $124K
South Dakota 1,785 9,202 $88.5K
North Dakota 1,423 6,616 $67.5K
District of Columbia 1,385 5,950 $73.3K
Alaska 839 4,598 $42.3K
Wyoming 833 3,399 $38.6K
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 LOVASTATIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Community Health Worker

Claims Filled3,391

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,054

HIALEAH

Florida

JOEY SANTOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,623

ANAHEIM

California

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,225

GARDEN GROVE

California

STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,183

SIKESTON

Missouri

DAVID BOOTH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,177

EUPORA

Mississippi

OLGA ALARID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,048

MONTEBELLO

California

JULIAN ARANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,017

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RAMON PINEDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,013

PASADENA

Texas

SOO KANG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,003

NORWALK

California

LUIS SIACA COLON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled999

SAN LORENZO

Puerto Rico

JAMES THOMSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled994

CAMDEN

Ohio

BABU PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled986

BRONX

New York

SUZETTE PINTO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled977

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

PAUL DAVIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled964

WHITE HALL

Arkansas

ONELIO RIERA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled955

HIALEAH

Florida

KENNETH CHANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled946

SAN FRANCISCO

California

DALE INTIHAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled935

PALM COAST

Florida

PAUL CHU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled918

SAN FRANCISCO

California

WALTER ZAVALA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled887

DELTONA

Florida

CURTIS HANCOCK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled868

SHEBOYGAN

Wisconsin

GEORGE HANNA M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled860

BAY CITY

Texas

RAYMOND GALCERAN M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled851

HIALEAH

Florida

ABRAHAM JOHN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled847

PASADENA

Texas

WAGID GUIRGIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled838

PORT ORANGE

Florida