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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 2015

14.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 19 of 3395

$424M
Retail Cost

Rank: 69 of 3395

3,030,508
Patients

Rank: 25 of 3395

314,463
Prescribers

Rank: 54 of 3395

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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

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

9.39M

2011

12.1M

2012

14M

2013

14.7M

2014

14.5M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$170M

2011

$182M

2012

$271M

2013

$449M

2014

$424M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$36

2011

$32

2012

$32

2013

$41

2014

$39

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 239,840 1,051,995 $30.2M
Florida 243,241 1,022,243 $32M
California 199,712 915,828 $28.7M
Pennsylvania 140,518 726,939 $20.7M
New York 146,059 696,379 $20.9M
North Carolina 132,399 679,645 $17.8M
Ohio 140,947 664,094 $19.6M
Georgia 118,117 605,841 $15.3M
Illinois 108,032 498,028 $14.7M
South Carolina 85,852 431,411 $11.6M
Michigan 107,209 428,944 $13.9M
Tennessee 89,096 422,684 $11.8M
Louisiana 73,144 395,209 $10.5M
Alabama 80,711 379,176 $10.6M
Virginia 79,015 373,095 $10.4M
Indiana 81,020 372,251 $10.7M
Kentucky 67,656 358,753 $8.88M
Missouri 68,763 358,120 $9.46M
New Jersey 73,360 311,539 $10.2M
Massachusetts 63,334 309,908 $10.4M
Mississippi 48,635 272,349 $6.24M
Arkansas 44,814 255,181 $5.9M
Arizona 59,931 250,238 $8.12M
Wisconsin 56,878 246,431 $8.2M
Maryland 58,219 234,183 $8.19M
Washington 46,337 198,401 $6.12M
Oklahoma 40,579 182,197 $5.52M
Minnesota 39,079 159,596 $5.9M
Oregon 35,727 157,344 $5M
Connecticut 32,614 145,881 $4.55M
Iowa 28,655 141,651 $4.29M
West Virginia 26,826 135,352 $3.6M
Colorado 30,151 123,878 $4.01M
Kansas 24,075 117,992 $3.1M
Nevada 21,515 87,019 $2.57M
Nebraska 15,368 81,764 $2.25M
Rhode Island 13,272 73,768 $2.18M
Utah 15,204 60,166 $1.96M
Hawaii 11,311 51,010 $1.94M
Delaware 13,092 50,446 $1.86M
New Hampshire 11,607 50,160 $1.62M
New Mexico 11,660 48,007 $1.45M
Idaho 11,274 47,428 $1.62M
Maine 10,932 43,580 $1.6M
South Dakota 5,559 26,734 $777K
Montana 5,890 26,095 $794K
North Dakota 5,011 22,218 $696K
Vermont 4,282 17,376 $668K
District of Columbia 3,734 15,534 $450K
Wyoming 3,292 14,506 $449K
Alaska 2,016 10,824 $269K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,142

CULLMAN

Alabama

JAMES ORRELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,137

MARION

Indiana

LEONEL CAMEJO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,133

TAMPA

Florida

MICHAEL ALBERT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,132

PEARL

Mississippi

ADEL SHAHEEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,124

LIMA

Ohio

DAVID EVANS M. D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,121

SEARCY

Arkansas

ALI AMKIEH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,100

COVINGTON

Louisiana

LUZ MARRERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,098

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

ALVIN TIMOTHY M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,097

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

JESUS QUERUBIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,095

GREENUP

Kentucky

GALINA VAYNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,079

NORCROSS

Georgia

GLORIANE AFONSO-FEDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,078

N DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

FRANCISCO GONZALEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,071

UNION CITY

New Jersey

AVRAHAM HENOCH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,070

NEW YORK

New York

SEA CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,068

FLUSHING

New York

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,068

HAYTI

Missouri

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,065

SAN GABRIEL

California

CHERIAN JOHN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,063

BURGETTSTOWN

Pennsylvania

CHARLES KLEPPER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,062

HARRISON

Arkansas

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,055

MCALLEN

Texas

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,055

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

AMIR USMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,051

LAGRANGE

Georgia

RODNEY ONO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,050

HILO

Hawaii

ROGER ESPINOSA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,047

MENTOR

Ohio

ERROL BRYCE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,046

FORT WORTH

Texas