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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

14.7M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 17 of 3362

$449M
Retail Cost

Rank: 54 of 3362

3,030,702
Patients

Rank: 25 of 3362

312,063
Prescribers

Rank: 51 of 3362

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54%

of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 233,968 1,044,418 $31.5M
Florida 239,586 1,025,411 $32.7M
California 221,622 974,861 $32.3M
Pennsylvania 139,736 739,534 $22.9M
New York 144,627 699,508 $22.1M
North Carolina 132,753 697,456 $18.6M
Ohio 142,358 672,882 $20.6M
Georgia 117,181 613,659 $15.4M
Illinois 106,489 494,604 $15.1M
South Carolina 86,035 439,931 $12M
Tennessee 89,231 434,233 $12.3M
Michigan 106,216 418,153 $15.4M
Louisiana 72,957 395,997 $11.3M
Alabama 80,556 395,697 $11.6M
Indiana 81,781 379,840 $11.2M
Virginia 78,343 376,413 $11.2M
Kentucky 67,891 362,947 $9.79M
Missouri 69,102 358,302 $10.1M
New Jersey 73,230 310,698 $11M
Massachusetts 62,775 310,577 $10.8M
Mississippi 47,633 268,527 $6.72M
Arkansas 44,869 255,682 $6.34M
Arizona 59,238 250,506 $7.77M
Wisconsin 55,547 250,165 $8.59M
Maryland 55,835 225,871 $8.28M
Washington 45,571 197,951 $6.47M
Oklahoma 41,107 189,790 $5.76M
Minnesota 38,930 160,596 $6.27M
Oregon 35,735 160,380 $5.53M
Iowa 28,799 146,150 $4.42M
Connecticut 31,313 142,506 $4.58M
West Virginia 25,778 129,850 $3.8M
Colorado 29,570 124,167 $4.19M
Kansas 23,750 118,099 $3.44M
Nevada 21,232 86,547 $2.67M
Nebraska 15,315 83,760 $2.44M
Rhode Island 13,563 77,205 $1.96M
Utah 14,650 59,138 $1.98M
Hawaii 11,791 57,091 $2.41M
Delaware 13,302 51,424 $2M
Idaho 11,343 49,343 $1.81M
New Hampshire 11,131 48,890 $1.53M
Maine 11,268 46,352 $1.62M
New Mexico 11,050 45,216 $1.42M
Montana 5,771 26,491 $855K
South Dakota 5,222 25,684 $790K
North Dakota 4,647 21,593 $685K
Vermont 4,071 17,101 $647K
District of Columbia 3,554 15,054 $440K
Wyoming 3,205 14,272 $452K
Alaska 2,010 11,191 $284K
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 PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,174

TUCKER

Georgia

JON LELEUX MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,080

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

AMADO VIERA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,025

HIALEAH

Florida

JUAN NEGRON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,010

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

MARIO SANTAELLA MALDONADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,911

SABANA GRANDE

Puerto Rico

ANTONIO PINERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,895

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled1,834

ALICE

Texas

LAURA MATA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,819

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

JOSE LOZANO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,813

FALFURRIAS

Texas

JOSE PADILLA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,789

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOSE VILLAR M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled1,782

NORTH MIAMI

Florida

SATHISHCHANDRA RAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,723

LOGAN

West Virginia

ROBERT HENDRICKSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,674

DANVILLE

Kentucky

LARRY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,652

VALDOSTA

Georgia

RAUL ACOSTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,580

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ BURGOS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,575

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ FIERRO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,534

MARRERO

Louisiana

BARRY HARDISON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,505

POWDERLY

Kentucky

JOSE FERNANDEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,490

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

SANDEEP PATEL MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,483

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

DAVID PHILLIPS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,457

SEMMES

Alabama

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,451

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,443

SMYRNA

Georgia

FRANCISCO GONZALEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,418

UNION CITY

New Jersey

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,415

MIAMI

Florida