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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. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

7.1M
Medicare Part D Claims
$170M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 693,310 $14.7M
Florida 655,372 $12M
Texas 639,740 $10.7M
Pennsylvania 507,209 $9.74M
Ohio 433,643 $7.89M
New York 425,587 $8.58M
North Carolina 414,301 $6.83M
Georgia 367,849 $5.94M
Illinois 324,277 $5.79M
Tennessee 283,697 $4.23M
South Carolina 276,724 $4.65M
Louisiana 264,234 $3.71M
Alabama 251,147 $3.89M
Indiana 250,033 $4.42M
Virginia 249,185 $4.3M
Kentucky 239,913 $3.57M
Missouri 221,015 $3.59M
Michigan 204,364 $4.37M
Massachusetts 187,469 $5.12M
New Jersey 180,138 $4.11M
Mississippi 176,724 $2.33M
Arkansas 161,923 $2.21M
Wisconsin 151,534 $2.93M
Arizona 143,674 $2.89M
Maryland 143,235 $3.2M
Oklahoma 142,973 $2.44M
Washington 130,984 $2.49M
Minnesota 115,111 $2.16M
Oregon 109,773 $1.91M
Puerto Rico 107,242 $1.24M
Connecticut 90,495 $1.92M
Iowa 90,257 $1.32M
West Virginia 85,712 $1.43M
Kansas 81,037 $1.22M
Colorado 73,961 $1.41M
Nebraska 62,484 $949K
Rhode Island 53,181 $1.15M
Hawaii 50,788 $1.69M
Nevada 50,406 $923K
Utah 40,977 $711K
Idaho 37,856 $685K
New Hampshire 33,147 $695K
Delaware 31,205 $732K
Maine 29,504 $695K
New Mexico 28,890 $475K
Montana 19,579 $350K
South Dakota 18,140 $283K
North Dakota 14,150 $242K
Vermont 13,312 $298K
Wyoming 12,644 $229K
District of Columbia 8,247 $162K
Alaska 6,981 $126K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths 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
EDITH DALE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

ROCHESTER

New York

RICHARD MARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT STREMMEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

YORK

Pennsylvania

ROBERT OLSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

MADISON

Wisconsin

HONESTO PASCUAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

NORCO

California

VERNA BOYKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

RIVERSIDE

California

ROBERT PATTERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

CEDAR HILL

Missouri

DAVID BRIEN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled62

DEERFIELD BEACH

Florida

WILLIAM EDWARDS CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled62

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

CHARLES HARRIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

HIXSON

Tennessee

TAMARA MCCUE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

WELLINGTON

Kansas

PERCIVAL KANE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

LAKE CHARLES

Louisiana

TIMOTHY HAGEMANN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled62

MECHANICSVILLE

Virginia

KENNETH TWAY

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled62

SAN LUIS OBISPO

California

HANIMIREDDY LAKIREDDY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled62

MERCED

California

ROGER WARD DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled62

WARREN

Ohio

ELIF ERIM MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled62

UTICA

New York

REBECCA ALSIP D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

SIMPSONVILLE

South Carolina

JACLYN NADLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

CHARLES SULLIVAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

SEQUIM

Washington

THOMAS ZIMMERMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

KENNETH LAWRENCE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

GREER

South Carolina

NANCY EASTERLING CFNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled62

COLUMBIA

Mississippi

ERIN DODGE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

UNIVERSITY PLACE

Washington

RICHARD INA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

TAMPA

Florida