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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
SUBIR GUHA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled641

GALLATIN

Tennessee

ROBERT HA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled637

GARDEN GROVE

California

JOE APPLETON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled634

MILAN

Tennessee

JAMES SHEPHERD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled633

NEDERLAND

Texas

MARCUS MIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled627

MADISON

Tennessee

GILBERT PALMER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled627

CLINTON

North Carolina

V.J. VAILOCES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled626

LAKELAND

Florida

THERESE IBRAHIM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled626

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

ALBERT LESTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled625

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

ROBERT OERTLI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled621

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

CARMEN TERREROS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled620

SANTA ANA

California

ABID HUSSAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled618

HEMET

California

MAGED AYAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled613

BURBANK

California

RAMON SASTRE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled611

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL KAZAK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled608

SANTA MARIA

California

RICHARD SHAFFER D.O

Family Medicine

Claims Filled604

LONGWOOD

Florida

DAVID DUVALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled602

CORDELE

Georgia

BERT KLEIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled602

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

MEDHAT BEDROS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled600

APOPKA

Florida

PAUL JOHNSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled600

GARDEN GROVE

California

ZOSIMO DULALIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled600

PALM SPRINGS

California

ALBERTO ALONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled599

HUNTINGTON PARK

California

JESSICA VIGIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled596

KISSIMMEE

Florida

ORLANDO RANGEL M.D. P.A.

General Practice

Claims Filled592

TAMPA

Florida

ARTURO LOGRONO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled592

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida