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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
LUIS PADRON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,205

MIAMI

Florida

GURURAJ NAYAK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,200

FORT VALLEY

Georgia

IMRAN VIRK M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,198

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

UGOCHUKWU OKEREKE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,198

SUMTER

South Carolina

JAMES POLHILL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,193

LOUISVILLE

Georgia

PETER ALLOTEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,185

MACON

Georgia

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,184

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,183

MIAMI

Florida

WAYNE MILLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,170

SHAMOKIN

Pennsylvania

JAMES JANOUSEK M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,168

LIVE OAK

Florida

STEVEN SCHMIDT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,167

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SAMUEL GILLESPIE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,166

MOULTON

Alabama

LEWIS MEYERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,165

TROY

Missouri

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,155

MIAMI

Florida

BOYD HELM

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,148

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

LARRY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,146

VALDOSTA

Georgia

DINESH KHANNA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,141

THE VILLAGES

Florida

CRISTOBAL ROSARIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,133

PALM HARBOR

Florida

VICTOR MOLINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,132

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

JAMES HOWELL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,131

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS

Florida

THOMAS MADEJSKI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,129

MEDINA

New York

ROBERT GREER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,128

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

RICARDO VARAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,125

SAINT CLOUD

Florida

ARMANDO TROCHE OLIVIERI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,124

COAMO

Puerto Rico

MANUEL QUINONES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,121

REDONDO BEACH

California