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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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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
STEVEN RICHARDSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,111

LONDON

Ohio

JOSHUA SUTHERLAND DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,110

GRUNDY

Virginia

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,102

BRANDON

Mississippi

JOHN HILL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,100

COMMERCE

Georgia

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,094

JACKSON

Mississippi

AVRAHAM HENOCH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,085

NEW YORK

New York

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,084

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

JOSEPH JELLICORSE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,082

CARROLLTON

Georgia

ROBERT PUMPELLY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,081

JESUP

Georgia

LUIS PADRON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,076

MIAMI

Florida

RICARDO VARAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,073

SAINT CLOUD

Florida

GLORIANE AFONSO-FEDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,069

N DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

DAVID GUERRERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,068

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

WARREN HENDERSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,064

LAGRANGE

Georgia

ABDUL BARI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,062

CAIRO

Georgia

TIMOTHY MILLS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,056

LORIS

South Carolina

SAMUEL GILLESPIE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,054

MOULTON

Alabama

MANUEL VEGA MD, FACC, FSCAI

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,048

DUBLIN

Georgia

STEVEN SCHMIDT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,046

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MYUNG KIL JEON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,042

PLYMOUTH

North Carolina

BRENDA VOZZA ZEID MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,040

HENDERSON

Texas

GALINA VAYNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,038

NORCROSS

Georgia

ADEL SHAHEEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,030

LIMA

Ohio

ROBERT MCKINNEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,021

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

CHERIAN JOHN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,021

BURGETTSTOWN

Pennsylvania