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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 2014

6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 55 of 3362

$83.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 280 of 3362

1,226,615
Patients

Rank: 68 of 3362

219,168
Prescribers

Rank: 98 of 3362

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 213,062 945,426 $13.1M
Florida 113,071 528,413 $7.1M
Texas 63,890 289,190 $4.36M
New York 51,364 256,719 $3.26M
Ohio 48,329 230,683 $3.13M
Missouri 40,666 227,389 $3.11M
Illinois 47,314 227,381 $3.34M
Pennsylvania 38,550 215,759 $3.32M
Tennessee 38,538 205,221 $2.69M
Michigan 46,512 194,560 $3M
North Carolina 36,208 189,785 $2.37M
Washington 38,829 177,750 $2.66M
Georgia 32,267 165,306 $2M
Arizona 34,542 152,586 $2.33M
Oregon 31,435 150,969 $2.06M
Wisconsin 26,439 120,319 $2.09M
Massachusetts 21,245 106,703 $1.56M
Virginia 22,241 103,490 $1.44M
Indiana 20,326 94,069 $1.35M
Mississippi 14,543 88,010 $879K
Louisiana 15,810 85,863 $1.04M
Kentucky 15,738 82,701 $989K
Alabama 15,746 81,977 $1.03M
Colorado 18,232 79,153 $1.2M
Nevada 16,261 71,761 $939K
Minnesota 16,109 68,569 $1.1M
Arkansas 11,364 63,346 $689K
Maryland 15,064 61,944 $979K
New Mexico 13,095 59,750 $970K
Iowa 11,510 58,432 $794K
Oklahoma 12,145 56,800 $857K
South Carolina 11,862 56,596 $751K
New Jersey 12,802 52,086 $800K
Hawaii 9,579 51,474 $660K
Kansas 9,900 50,189 $689K
Connecticut 10,039 45,412 $716K
West Virginia 7,924 41,589 $555K
Maine 8,857 38,575 $674K
Rhode Island 5,624 33,879 $374K
Idaho 5,720 25,352 $387K
New Hampshire 4,821 21,767 $351K
Nebraska 4,021 21,238 $292K
Utah 4,391 18,444 $310K
Montana 2,335 10,815 $143K
Delaware 2,645 10,113 $218K
Vermont 2,372 9,967 $172K
South Dakota 1,717 9,080 $116K
North Dakota 1,439 7,064 $88.4K
District of Columbia 1,402 6,006 $77.3K
Alaska 870 4,730 $54.3K
Wyoming 874 3,808 $54.8K
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 LOVASTATIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
YANIV BERGER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BALTIMORE

Maryland

JERRY ROTH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTHAMPTON

Pennsylvania

DANIEL ESPER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

ALBANY

New York

RAYMOND BRUNO RNCS

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

MOUNTAIN GROVE

Missouri

MARSHA CAGLE N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

SWEETWATER

Tennessee

AFROZE MUNEER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BALTIMORE

Maryland

GREGORY KELLEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHOCTAW

Oklahoma

NGUYEN DOAN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

BRIAN RIEGEL MD

Nuclear Cardiology

Claims Filled50

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

VICTORIA GORSKI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

STANLEY ROBINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

Arizona

SANDRA WORDLAW-WATKINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COLLEGE PARK

Georgia

YAMINI RAMALINGAM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GOODRICH

Michigan

MICHAEL BUSMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

AMERICUS

Georgia

JAY THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

JAMES DORIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

Arizona

PERMINDER DHILLON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

NEEDHAM

Massachusetts

RENU DOSI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FREEPORT

Illinois

BONNIE LLOYD D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ROBERT WATERBOR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

LUBNA SORATHIA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

DALE EMERY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BILLINGS

Montana

YONG KWON PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

DORAVILLE

Georgia

ALVIN VALES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

MAURI COHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DANVERS

Massachusetts