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LIVALO

PITAVASTATIN CALCIUM

Used together with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the amount of fatty substances such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad cholesterol') in the blood and to increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ('good cholesterol'). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

240K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 493 of 3362

$54.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 378 of 3362

57,375
Patients

Rank: 512 of 3362

32,709
Prescribers

Rank: 496 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

65.5K

2011

152K

2012

202K

2013

240K

2014

247K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.52M

2011

$24M

2012

$39.1M

2013

$54.9M

2014

$66.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$188

2011

$281

2012

$289

2013

$337

2014

$367

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 5,402 20,302 $4.77M
Texas 4,748 19,536 $4.47M
New York 4,508 18,380 $4.62M
California 4,104 17,516 $3.91M
Pennsylvania 3,053 12,981 $2.95M
North Carolina 2,787 12,263 $2.51M
New Jersey 2,968 10,565 $3.07M
Ohio 2,445 9,629 $2.36M
Georgia 2,154 9,521 $1.9M
South Carolina 1,730 7,293 $1.53M
Illinois 1,637 7,041 $1.62M
Alabama 1,584 6,888 $1.4M
Tennessee 1,633 6,691 $1.45M
Louisiana 1,380 6,563 $1.26M
Kentucky 1,515 6,465 $1.44M
Indiana 1,616 6,462 $1.52M
Missouri 1,319 5,983 $1.22M
Michigan 1,702 5,931 $1.7M
Virginia 1,146 4,600 $1.05M
Arizona 1,127 4,320 $1.05M
Maryland 951 3,571 $1000K
Nebraska 645 3,370 $625K
Kansas 683 3,177 $631K
Connecticut 746 3,004 $758K
West Virginia 579 2,486 $590K
Mississippi 519 2,390 $455K
Oklahoma 594 2,380 $532K
Iowa 449 2,334 $461K
Massachusetts 413 1,768 $391K
Oregon 345 1,455 $318K
Washington 350 1,401 $303K
Arkansas 307 1,350 $272K
Colorado 345 1,303 $307K
Nevada 365 1,295 $322K
Wisconsin 307 1,273 $292K
Hawaii 278 1,119 $263K
Utah 245 931 $203K
Minnesota 227 918 $199K
Delaware 206 666 $212K
Maine 156 648 $161K
North Dakota 113 482 $97K
Rhode Island 95 404 $84K
Montana 72 359 $77.4K
Idaho 75 353 $77.4K
New Mexico 68 258 $62.4K
New Hampshire 51 214 $49.3K
South Dakota 40 180 $36.2K
District of Columbia 45 155 $44.5K
Alaska 27 106 $29K
Vermont 14 86 $18.3K
Wyoming 19 51 $12.1K
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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Top prescribers for LIVALO

Provider Medicare Claims City State
IRENE PERLOFF D.O., M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled400

BROOKLYN

New York

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled273

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES LIU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled256

SAN GABRIEL

California

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

GLENDALE

California

JOHN MITCHELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

BREA

California

JENCHEN YANG M.D., PH.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled136

DIAMOND BAR

California

FRANK ROMASCAVAGE DO

General Practice

Claims Filled133

BRODHEADSVILLE

Pennsylvania

MANVEL MAZMANYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

GLENDALE

California

NICK LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

LOS ANGELES

California

GARY SPEKTOR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled128

BROOKLYN

New York

JUDITH DECKERT A.R.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled124

DAVENPORT

Iowa

DELORIS ASHLOCK-RUDA FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled121

BRANSON

Missouri

THOMAS BARRINGER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled117

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled107

SAN GABRIEL

California

M SHARIF M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled107

LUBBOCK

Texas

KENNETH BESCAK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled106

COTTONWOOD

Arizona

JOHN MCCLURE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled105

SAGINAW

Michigan

DONALD WURZBURG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled103

DALLAS

Texas

ALAN SMUCKLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled103

ALCOA

Tennessee

DENNIS MYERS NP-C, AAHIVS

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled102

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

SWARNA VARMA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled100

BRIDGEVILLE

Pennsylvania

JOHN MICKEY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled98

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

SAADI ALBAGHDADI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled97

CLINTON

Iowa

INNA INOYATOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled96

BROOKLYN

New York

LAWRENCE SANTORA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled96

ORANGE

California