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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
CHRISTOPHER BASHAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled791

BIG STONE GAP

Virginia

ASHOK SOLSI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled791

CHANDLER

Arizona

SAMER ROY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled791

WEST MONROE

Louisiana

LEE COLLIER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled787

DUBLIN

Georgia

BEN OWENS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled783

JONESBORO

Arkansas

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled782

SAN GABRIEL

California

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled782

LORAIN

Ohio

RAJNIKANT PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled779

BETHALTO

Illinois

BRETT BROWN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled768

COLUMBUS

Mississippi

IAN WEINSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled766

BOCA RATON

Florida

RAJAMANIKKAM ANANDARAJAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled765

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

WILLIAM LONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled765

HARVEY

Louisiana

JAMES SANTARELLI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled764

KENOSHA

Wisconsin

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled758

SMYRNA

Georgia

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled755

MARYVILLE

Illinois

THOMAS MILKO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled754

GRAYSVILLE

Alabama

WILLIAM TRAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled753

GLASGOW

Kentucky

ARAM KARAKASHIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled751

GLENDALE

California

ROBERT BARBARITE M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled749

PARKLAND

Florida

EPHRAIM GAMMADA MD, INTERNAL MEDICIN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled746

WINCHESTER

Tennessee

KAREN JIMENEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled743

CITRONELLE

Alabama

MICHAEL ALBERT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled740

PEARL

Mississippi

GEORGE CARRE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled740

MIAMI

Florida

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled740

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

TAO DUONG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled737

WESTMINSTER

California