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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

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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for LOVASTATIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SYED HASAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled781

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

CHARLES NOLEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled767

FAYETTE

Alabama

WILLIAM PARRISH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled764

BREMEN

Georgia

IMRAN SHERIFF M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled762

RENO

Nevada

VICTOR LOPEZ-LLAVONA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled760

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

THAMBIRAJAH NAGENDRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled759

WOLCOTT

New York

SOO KANG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled758

NORWALK

California

DANIEL DOMINGUEZ M.D.,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled757

EL MONTE

California

JORGE PASTORIZA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled757

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE DIAZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled754

CORAL GABLES

Florida

BINNO DHAR M.D.

Hematology

Claims Filled751

PORT SAINT LUCIE

Florida

KATRINA POE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled751

KILMICHAEL

Mississippi

CHINH HUYNH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled748

WESTMINSTER

California

GLADYS ORTIZ PAGAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled747

CABO ROJO

Puerto Rico

KAP NO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled747

CHICAGO

Illinois

RICHARD JONES D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled744

APPLE VALLEY

California

TEODULO MATIONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled742

HUDSON

Florida

STEPHEN LEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled741

FLUSHING

New York

EARL BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled738

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL RAU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled731

WASHINGTON

Missouri

NOLAN HUDSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled731

GARDENDALE

Alabama

NAVIN SARAN M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled729

ANAHEIM

California

PATRICIA WILLIAMS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled724

MAYFIELD

Kentucky

ISRAEL MACHIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled723

LAKE CLARKE SHORES

Florida

CARMEN SERRANO-LOPEZ MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled720

PORT ORANGE

Florida