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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
ERIC JANIS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled737

SMITHFIELD

North Carolina

GARY MELTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled737

CRITTENDEN

Kentucky

GRAHAM POWERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled735

SOUTH HILL

Virginia

SUDHENDU CHOUBEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled735

ROANOKE

Virginia

AHSAN KATHAWALA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled734

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JOEL CARVER M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled734

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

WILLIAM LADD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled734

HOUMA

Louisiana

HYO KIM MD

Claims Filled733

SAN FRANCISCO

California

GREGORY ROGERS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled728

ROME

Georgia

WAYNE HUGHES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled728

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

BRYAN MATSUMOTO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled727

AIEA

Hawaii

MARCIO FEREZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled727

HIALEAH

Florida

RANDALL MILLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled725

EUNICE

Louisiana

MANUEL QUINONES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled724

REDONDO BEACH

California

SANDRA ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled723

DELAND

Florida

JAMES ORRELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled717

MARION

Indiana

LUIS PADRON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled712

MIAMI

Florida

HARMON SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled709

CONYERS

Georgia

DONALD PILAND M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled707

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

JOHN WOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled706

RICHARDSON

Texas

MARY BELL VAUGHN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled706

MACON

Georgia

JOHN GAGE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled705

SEAGROVE

North Carolina

STEVEN SCHMIDT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled704

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ANITA CORNETT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled704

MANCHESTER

Kentucky

JOHN CARD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled704

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina