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ZOCOR

SIMVASTATIN

Zocor (Simvastatin) 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 Simvastatin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

26.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 983 of 3362

$7.43M
Retail Cost

Rank: 900 of 3362

6,134
Patients

Rank: 1053 of 3362

5,651
Prescribers

Rank: 999 of 3362

More info on related drug Simvastatin »

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61%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

17.5K

2011

14.7K

2012

28.1K

2013

26.3K

2014

23.8K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$4.05M

2011

$3.78M

2012

$7.09M

2013

$7.43M

2014

$7.38M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$258

2011

$281

2012

$142

2013

$144

2014

$134

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
Pennsylvania 1,118 4,984 $1.29M
New Jersey 1,085 4,650 $1.34M
New York 564 2,419 $747K
California 512 2,170 $676K
Florida 439 1,644 $481K
Virginia 227 1,098 $281K
Texas 206 830 $229K
Georgia 165 807 $162K
North Carolina 146 708 $171K
Illinois 154 660 $208K
Ohio 154 654 $202K
Michigan 114 407 $129K
South Carolina 110 385 $99K
Massachusetts 102 385 $121K
Tennessee 74 327 $87.3K
Maryland 76 278 $97.4K
Arizona 71 272 $81.6K
Missouri 64 269 $61.2K
Indiana 66 255 $77.7K
Minnesota 63 228 $74.3K
Connecticut 58 225 $71.2K
Wisconsin 42 179 $60.1K
Iowa 37 177 $52.8K
Colorado 37 168 $50.1K
Kentucky 48 165 $45.4K
Washington 38 153 $34.3K
Delaware 44 152 $46.4K
New Hampshire 36 150 $34.7K
Louisiana 29 139 $35.8K
Alabama 30 129 $21K
Oregon 30 126 $36.5K
Oklahoma 28 116 $34.7K
Hawaii 20 105 $32.9K
Kansas 23 87 $23.6K
Maine 19 87 $31.2K
Arkansas 19 84 $21.7K
Nevada 20 74 $25.4K
Rhode Island 15 63 $19.3K
Mississippi 13 59 $10.1K
West Virginia 15 50 $15.5K
New Mexico 44 $10.3K
District of Columbia 42 $9,747
Vermont 36 $13.5K
Utah 34 $13.4K
Nebraska 13 31 $7,417
Montana 30 $7,099
North Dakota 18 $2,667
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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