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LOVASTATIN

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

6.66M
Medicare Part D Claims
$110M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,153,178 $19.5M
Florida 652,793 $10.4M
Texas 300,627 $4.98M
New York 280,359 $4.6M
Missouri 253,175 $3.76M
Ohio 247,269 $3.99M
Pennsylvania 246,157 $4.5M
Illinois 241,231 $3.9M
Tennessee 227,240 $3.3M
Washington 205,420 $3.45M
Michigan 197,152 $4.21M
North Carolina 190,335 $3.03M
Oregon 172,777 $2.76M
Arizona 170,876 $2.87M
Georgia 162,715 $2.37M
Wisconsin 135,671 $2.42M
Virginia 113,436 $1.99M
Massachusetts 111,603 $2.14M
Mississippi 99,447 $1.11M
Indiana 96,167 $1.6M
Louisiana 94,332 $1.33M
Alabama 92,752 $1.26M
Colorado 86,632 $1.45M
Kentucky 84,885 $1.25M
Nevada 83,819 $1.39M
Minnesota 76,934 $1.42M
New Mexico 71,105 $1.32M
Hawaii 67,121 $1.44M
Maryland 65,387 $1.25M
Oklahoma 64,254 $1.01M
Arkansas 62,275 $822K
Iowa 61,890 $901K
South Carolina 54,868 $876K
Kansas 52,072 $801K
New Jersey 51,520 $935K
Connecticut 48,439 $858K
West Virginia 44,459 $742K
Maine 43,756 $900K
Rhode Island 37,704 $718K
Idaho 28,746 $531K
New Hampshire 23,195 $431K
Nebraska 22,045 $338K
Utah 19,295 $360K
Montana 12,533 $204K
Vermont 12,395 $247K
South Dakota 9,968 $151K
Delaware 9,171 $191K
North Dakota 7,303 $110K
District of Columbia 7,195 $123K
Alaska 4,119 $67.9K
Wyoming 4,046 $67.1K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
KENNETH LUCAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,192

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

MICHAEL LINK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,190

KISSIMMEE

Florida

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,184

MIAMI

Florida

THERESE IBRAHIM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,175

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

LEON POVEDA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,169

LANTANA

Florida

EDUARDO QUESADA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,167

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL MORRISON M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,153

PLANTATION

Florida

JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,148

MIAMI

Florida

DALE INTIHAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,146

PALM COAST

Florida

RIZALINA LEUTERIO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,118

SOUTH DAYTONA

Florida

VICTOR LOPEZ-LLAVONA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,109

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

STEPHEN LEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,103

FLUSHING

New York

MARK ANDREWS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,095

LAKEWOOD

Washington

EFRAIN VALLADOLID M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,088

CHULA VISTA

California

TEMUKISA YOUNG-HENLEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,086

ORLANDO

Florida

LUIS SIACA COLON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,085

SAN LORENZO

Puerto Rico

SUZETTE PINTO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,077

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

AFI BRUCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,074

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

HUMAYUN SHAREEF MD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,073

FT PIERCE

Florida

DOYLE CAMPBELL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,072

PLANTATION

Florida

IMRAN SHERIFF M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,070

RENO

Nevada

ORLANDO ESPINOZA M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,055

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,052

MIAMI

Florida

PAUL CHU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,042

SAN FRANCISCO

California

DOMINGO ACOSTA-ALBINO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,034

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico