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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
JAIME DUARTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled871

HOUSTON

Texas

JOHN FRAICHE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled870

GONZALES

Louisiana

KENNETH WONG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled869

RACELAND

Louisiana

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled860

MONTEREY PARK

California

FLORANTE ALEJO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled859

CARSON

California

LEWIS MEYERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled859

TROY

Missouri

BENJAMIN GOODMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled857

HICKORY

North Carolina

TIMOTHY MILLS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled856

LORIS

South Carolina

CRAIG EHRENSING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled854

MARRERO

Louisiana

ELIE MANSOUR M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled845

LA FOLLETTE

Tennessee

JAYAPRAKASH SHETTY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled843

OCALA

Florida

IAN GILSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled837

GLASGOW

Kentucky

HURSIE DAVIS-SULLIVAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled835

JACKSON

Mississippi

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled834

TUCKER

Georgia

HUGH CRIPPS MD

Claims Filled834

SMITHVILLE

Tennessee

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled830

MIAMI

Florida

JAMES JANOUSEK M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled825

LIVE OAK

Florida

JOHN ODOM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled822

MULLINS

South Carolina

ROBERT DAJAC M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled817

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

STANLEY SHIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled816

STATESBORO

Georgia

RUSSELL HENRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled815

HOUMA

Louisiana

TRAVIS NOVINGER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled812

CHERAW

South Carolina

JOSEPH ROBERTS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled797

GRENADA

Mississippi

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled794

GLENDALE

California

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled792

ALICE

Texas