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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Pravastatin is also used to reduce the amount of cholesterol (a fat-like substance) and other fatty substances in the blood. Pravastatin is in a class of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body to decrease the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries and block blood flow to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

14M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 17 of 3238

$271M
Retail Cost

Rank: 90 of 3238

2,879,635
Patients

Rank: 24 of 3238

306,275
Prescribers

Rank: 49 of 3238

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54%

of people say

it's worth it

43%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 227,116 1,033,773 $26.3M
Florida 225,160 979,405 $18.6M
Texas 218,750 976,686 $17.4M
Pennsylvania 133,205 707,383 $13.8M
New York 138,137 666,563 $14.1M
North Carolina 126,085 657,352 $11.4M
Ohio 138,414 646,045 $12.2M
Georgia 109,871 562,909 $9.26M
Illinois 95,232 445,363 $8.71M
Tennessee 84,795 417,278 $7.11M
Alabama 77,866 400,124 $7.25M
Michigan 102,837 399,511 $9.27M
Louisiana 68,462 372,314 $6.29M
South Carolina 73,580 370,086 $6.86M
Indiana 79,142 365,073 $6.81M
Virginia 73,363 352,054 $6.58M
Kentucky 65,732 348,339 $5.56M
Missouri 64,196 330,138 $5.51M
New Jersey 69,774 295,617 $6.65M
Massachusetts 58,932 293,615 $6.53M
Mississippi 45,322 254,176 $3.79M
Wisconsin 51,598 239,221 $5.21M
Arkansas 42,881 237,597 $3.67M
Arizona 54,321 225,007 $4.46M
Maryland 50,041 203,914 $4.65M
Washington 43,683 191,515 $3.91M
Oklahoma 39,609 182,792 $3.33M
Minnesota 37,607 157,495 $3.93M
Oregon 34,149 155,305 $3.32M
Iowa 27,313 140,061 $2.47M
Connecticut 29,445 133,805 $2.75M
West Virginia 24,169 119,855 $2.18M
Kansas 22,898 114,567 $1.87M
Colorado 25,864 111,396 $2.44M
Nevada 20,327 83,754 $1.54M
Nebraska 14,780 81,603 $1.42M
Rhode Island 13,081 75,593 $1.25M
Hawaii 11,623 59,658 $1.57M
Utah 13,827 57,208 $1.08M
Delaware 12,855 49,053 $1.23M
Idaho 10,886 47,179 $986K
New Hampshire 10,402 45,690 $946K
Maine 10,808 44,180 $1.02M
New Mexico 10,198 42,100 $773K
Montana 5,388 25,627 $499K
South Dakota 4,783 24,249 $452K
North Dakota 4,177 20,296 $414K
Vermont 3,674 16,218 $372K
District of Columbia 3,353 14,569 $303K
Wyoming 2,985 14,091 $259K
Alaska 1,980 10,407 $160K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GREGORY WILLIAMS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

GLORIA YEE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GLENDORA

California

GWENDOLYN OGUIN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SCARBOROUGH

Maine

BRIAN MOORE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MORRISTOWN

New Jersey

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

JENNIFER BEQUETTE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

DAVID CONNETT D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

California

KATARA CHAVIS FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

PEMBROKE

North Carolina

KAREN BADELLINO ANP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

SILVERDALE

Pennsylvania

ALAN PRIBIL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PRATT

Kansas

ALBERT THOMPSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PACIFIC CITY

Oregon

STEPHEN HELPER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BAKERSFIELD

California

MICHAEL COLLINS M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

ANN TRENTIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

AUSTIN

Texas

ANDRE BRUTUS

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

WINNIE LEE PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

SEATTLE

Washington

IBIYONU LAWRENCE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DONALD BECKSTEAD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

LAURA KILKENNY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

WILLIAM RIPPE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

KENT KIRACOFE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MANHATTAN

Kansas

PADMALATHA COLLAPPAKKAM M.B., B.S.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORALVILLE

Iowa

RASHA GHURANI MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled50

GARLAND

Texas

RANIA BEYDOUN PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

GARDEN CITY

Michigan

BABU ELADASARI MD,FACP

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois