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LOVASTATIN

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 2013

6.43M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 48 of 3238

$102M
Retail Cost

Rank: 208 of 3238

1,252,167
Patients

Rank: 64 of 3238

218,175
Prescribers

Rank: 94 of 3238

User Reviews of LOVASTATIN »

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

22%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 229,548 1,051,650 $15.8M
Florida 119,107 606,150 $9.08M
Texas 63,142 306,413 $5.11M
New York 53,793 278,684 $4.49M
Ohio 49,366 242,420 $3.7M
Missouri 40,623 238,941 $3.57M
Pennsylvania 39,913 234,327 $4.14M
Illinois 44,662 227,907 $3.71M
Tennessee 38,773 219,827 $3.24M
Michigan 48,001 205,849 $3.87M
North Carolina 35,697 198,892 $3.17M
Washington 40,113 192,885 $3.2M
Georgia 30,527 164,277 $2.37M
Arizona 35,635 162,067 $2.78M
Oregon 32,227 160,804 $2.49M
Wisconsin 26,659 129,926 $2.52M
Massachusetts 21,095 111,988 $1.79M
Virginia 22,016 108,060 $1.76M
Indiana 20,287 97,543 $1.62M
Alabama 15,980 92,167 $1.25M
Mississippi 14,263 91,475 $1.03M
Louisiana 15,530 89,497 $1.29M
Kentucky 14,939 83,534 $1.16M
Colorado 17,970 81,802 $1.36M
Nevada 17,185 79,515 $1.27M
Minnesota 16,975 75,269 $1.33M
New Mexico 13,812 66,019 $1.23M
Maryland 14,975 64,373 $1.13M
Arkansas 10,894 62,963 $823K
Iowa 11,336 61,052 $890K
Hawaii 10,411 60,110 $820K
Oklahoma 11,850 59,162 $977K
New Jersey 12,536 52,619 $943K
Kansas 9,787 51,917 $803K
South Carolina 10,035 51,690 $851K
Connecticut 10,041 47,481 $860K
West Virginia 7,748 42,292 $665K
Maine 9,147 41,658 $826K
Rhode Island 5,680 36,319 $482K
Idaho 5,736 27,239 $476K
Nebraska 3,957 22,052 $335K
New Hampshire 4,676 21,986 $424K
Utah 4,360 19,042 $354K
Montana 2,406 11,795 $171K
Vermont 2,400 10,663 $213K
Delaware 2,583 10,303 $241K
South Dakota 1,706 9,539 $139K
North Dakota 1,465 7,671 $104K
District of Columbia 1,445 6,575 $89.8K
Alaska 834 4,545 $61.8K
Wyoming 733 3,591 $58.1K
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 LOVASTATIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
STEVEN VERKAIK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HUDSONVILLE

Michigan

JOSHUA RICHARDS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

URBANA

Ohio

TERI TURKLE-HUSLIG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREAT BEND

Kansas

LINDA CORINNE MS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JAMAICA PLAIN

Massachusetts

PERCIVAL KANE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAKE CHARLES

Louisiana

LUIS DIAZ M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ROBERT HOPKINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MANHEIM

Pennsylvania

KRISTAN SIKORSKI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FAIRFIELD

Connecticut

MUHAMMAD AHMED MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

RUSSELLVILLE

Kentucky

GEORGE OWUSU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

WALTER DUNN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

PAUL MCFADDEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DOVER

Ohio

HEM DEODHAR MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

PORTLAND

Oregon

BRUCE MARTIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MANSFIELD

Ohio

RASHID KHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CINCINNATI

Ohio

STEVEN HEINTZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PLATTSBURGH

New York

PAUL IPPEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHIPPEWA FALLS

Wisconsin

TANVEE DHRUVA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Ohio

ALBERT FRANCIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAMPTON

Virginia

ROBIN SALTZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

AVENTURA

Florida

CARTER COX MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

BASTROP

Louisiana

SANDRA CARPENTER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GADSDEN

Alabama

LOUIS HERNANDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MADERA

California

GERARD SYKES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

ANNE BUCHANAN NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

WAKEFIELD

Rhode Island