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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
AFI BRUCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled925

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ALVERIS MOLINA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled920

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

FRANKLIN LLANES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled912

MIAMI

Florida

CHESTER MOJICA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled910

SANTA ANA

California

GERALD RADLAUER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled899

APPLE VALLEY

California

ABRAHAM JOHN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled899

PASADENA

Texas

VERONICA VERSARI M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled898

HIALEAH

Florida

EFRAIN VALLADOLID M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled879

CHULA VISTA

California

ARMANDO RIVERO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled873

MIAMI

Florida

HUNG NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled866

GARDEN GROVE

California

DALE INTIHAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled863

PALM COAST

Florida

MARK CRUMP MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled862

GRIFFIN

Georgia

HUMAYUN SHAREEF MD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled846

FT PIERCE

Florida

HERNAN GOMEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled842

ORLANDO

Florida

PRACHI GANDHI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled841

ORANGE CITY

Florida

MIYAKO MCCLOUD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled835

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

CURTIS HANCOCK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled833

SHEBOYGAN

Wisconsin

HECTOR MONTALVO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled825

METAIRIE

Louisiana

CHAITANYA KADAKIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled822

DAYTON

Ohio

LIMBA PANSARA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled819

TAMPA

Florida

MARY TIERNEY NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled807

SAN MATEO

California

EDWARD KEPP MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled806

ALBEMARLE

North Carolina

SANYASI GANTA M.D,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled802

HEMET

California

EDUARDO QUESADA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled791

MIAMI

Florida

WAYNE FRASER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled782

PLANTATION

Florida