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Prescriber Checkup » LOVASTATIN

LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Helps prevent heart attack or other problems. Helps keep atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) from getting worse. This medicine is an HMG-CoA inhibitor, also called a statin. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

6.87M
Medicare Part D Claims
$131M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,220,659 $24.3M
Florida 674,891 $11.5M
Texas 325,912 $5.86M
New York 284,068 $5.99M
Missouri 264,096 $4.24M
Pennsylvania 257,278 $5.72M
Illinois 254,028 $4.33M
Ohio 253,371 $4.94M
Tennessee 240,432 $3.88M
Washington 213,813 $4.05M
North Carolina 198,359 $3.31M
Michigan 186,811 $4.21M
Oregon 177,386 $3.21M
Arizona 177,018 $3.31M
Georgia 162,744 $2.73M
Wisconsin 137,412 $2.68M
Virginia 119,056 $2.29M
Massachusetts 112,644 $2.79M
Mississippi 104,702 $1.3M
Alabama 99,247 $1.62M
Indiana 98,208 $1.82M
Louisiana 92,811 $1.4M
Colorado 90,966 $1.74M
Nevada 86,335 $1.6M
Kentucky 83,200 $1.41M
Minnesota 82,662 $1.67M
New Mexico 75,201 $1.53M
Hawaii 70,362 $1.99M
Maryland 67,124 $1.48M
Oklahoma 66,765 $1.18M
Iowa 63,957 $978K
Arkansas 62,766 $928K
South Carolina 56,748 $1.03M
Kansas 53,637 $899K
Puerto Rico 52,354 $611K
New Jersey 50,135 $1.14M
Connecticut 47,817 $937K
Maine 45,881 $1.05M
West Virginia 45,784 $827K
Rhode Island 38,967 $784K
Idaho 29,903 $619K
New Hampshire 23,546 $482K
Nebraska 23,316 $380K
Utah 20,060 $422K
Montana 13,492 $246K
Vermont 13,419 $301K
South Dakota 10,395 $164K
Delaware 9,245 $227K
North Dakota 7,895 $128K
District of Columbia 7,591 $140K
Wyoming 4,278 $78.1K
Alaska 4,219 $74.3K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths 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
DAVID COLA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LISBON

Ohio

PREETI JAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MILLBURY

Massachusetts

SABIHA FAKHRI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST LAFAYETTE

Indiana

CHITRA REDDY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

HAYWARD

California

FRANK MAGILL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PORT TOWNSEND

Washington

JAMES DEAVER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROBBINS

Tennessee

CRESTON HEROLD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MECHANICSBURG

Pennsylvania

BARBARA CUDNEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PRATT

Kansas

SILVIA KHALSA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ESPANOLA

New Mexico

LEZLIE REED-JOHNSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GUNTERSVILLE

Alabama

SARWA ALDOORI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BAKERSFIELD

California

JOHN LUKE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RANCHO CORDOVA

California

JAMES OPOIEN MD PHD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MARINETTE

Wisconsin

DARYL CURRIER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

STOCKDALE

Texas

ROBERT RATH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BEAVERTON

Oregon

HARRY KENNEDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOMERSET

Kentucky

COLIN CHRISTENSEN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORONA

California

ROBERT SPRINGS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DENVER

Colorado

DARRELL SOLET M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

MORGAN CITY

Louisiana

PAUL ABBO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

R BRANCH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

METTER

Georgia

NAMITA SAHAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WHITE PLAINS

New York

KENNETH SMITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRIDGEVILLE

Delaware

NATHER ANSARI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

STAFFORD

Virginia

RONALD SCHOTT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BURBANK

California