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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
CESAR VAZQUEZ MUNIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled101

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

JOSE COLON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled58

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

MAYRA TORRES PAGAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled58

ADJUNTAS

Puerto Rico

FERNANDO LOPEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled153

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

JORGE MARTINEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled104

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ANGEL RAMOS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled58

YAUCO

Puerto Rico

JOSE FELICIANO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled73

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

LUIS RODRIGUEZ SASTRE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled57

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

LUIS RIVERA-POMALES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO DIAZ

General Practice

Claims Filled68

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO RENTA EMMANUELLI MD

General Practice

Claims Filled60

PONCE

Puerto Rico

WALDEMAR PEREZ ARROYO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled154

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

SALVADOR CARRION M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled81

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

LUIS PAZ REYES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled54

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled103

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

RODRIGO PRATDESABA M.D. PHD.

General Practice

Claims Filled94

GUANICA

Puerto Rico

JORGE MENDEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled125

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

RICARDO JIMENEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

MIRNA MALDONADO VEGA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled85

MANATI

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL TOLEDO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled483

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

JORGE BALLESTER ECHEGARAY M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled119

LARES

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled361

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

WALTER RIVERA M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled54

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico