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LIPITOR

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Lipitor (Atorvastatin) is cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It lowers the amount of cholesterol your body makes, which helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL). Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Atorvastatin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

140K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 600 of 3362

$48.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 411 of 3362

39,250
Patients

Rank: 592 of 3362

31,690
Prescribers

Rank: 500 of 3362

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it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 5,898 21,260 $7.78M
California 5,206 17,536 $5.7M
New Jersey 3,877 13,502 $5.63M
Pennsylvania 2,281 9,496 $3.16M
Florida 2,776 8,986 $3.31M
Texas 2,774 7,900 $1.93M
Massachusetts 1,463 5,925 $2.13M
Ohio 1,217 4,554 $1.63M
Illinois 1,166 4,045 $1.47M
North Carolina 925 3,739 $1.09M
Connecticut 987 3,343 $1.22M
Georgia 722 2,818 $875K
Hawaii 529 2,512 $884K
Michigan 690 2,190 $881K
Arizona 656 2,122 $773K
Maryland 660 2,087 $835K
Virginia 593 2,085 $719K
Minnesota 509 1,894 $726K
Wisconsin 435 1,809 $631K
South Carolina 484 1,768 $536K
Louisiana 399 1,678 $449K
Indiana 460 1,496 $527K
Washington 436 1,495 $536K
Missouri 410 1,454 $462K
Tennessee 398 1,391 $448K
Kentucky 319 1,148 $349K
Oregon 266 997 $322K
Colorado 300 919 $322K
Rhode Island 188 874 $261K
Maine 244 842 $328K
Alabama 208 745 $240K
Iowa 183 696 $178K
New Hampshire 193 670 $258K
Oklahoma 201 573 $212K
West Virginia 140 567 $188K
Delaware 162 500 $240K
Nevada 148 466 $179K
Nebraska 108 432 $115K
Mississippi 103 391 $114K
Arkansas 86 355 $89.9K
Vermont 68 321 $103K
Kansas 102 313 $93K
New Mexico 94 311 $106K
District of Columbia 98 300 $114K
Idaho 57 234 $66.3K
Utah 66 178 $66.6K
South Dakota 37 135 $35.9K
North Dakota 33 132 $33.6K
Montana 38 114 $44.5K
Alaska 26 71 $20.9K
Wyoming 13 48 $15.1K
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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