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PRAVACHOL

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravachol (Pravastatin) 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 Pravastatin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

7,737
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1341 of 3362

$2.14M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1207 of 3362

1,982
Patients

Rank: 1374 of 3362

2,081
Prescribers

Rank: 1330 of 3362

More info on related drug Pravastatin »

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54%

of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

8,498

2011

7,849

2012

8,303

2013

7,737

2014

7,278

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.91M

2011

$1.92M

2012

$2.14M

2013

$2.14M

2014

$2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$279

2011

$299

2012

$268

2013

$282

2014

$281

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
New York 268 1,028 $296K
California 210 904 $245K
New Jersey 228 873 $282K
Florida 125 508 $152K
Pennsylvania 100 407 $107K
Texas 106 372 $107K
Ohio 67 308 $84.7K
South Carolina 82 277 $50.8K
Illinois 72 276 $84K
Georgia 48 214 $46.3K
North Carolina 51 210 $57.4K
Michigan 60 190 $58.3K
Massachusetts 42 156 $43.5K
Minnesota 26 141 $33.7K
Hawaii 25 117 $30.9K
Indiana 32 116 $32.7K
Maryland 41 116 $40.2K
Virginia 34 115 $32.1K
Arizona 25 104 $26.8K
Connecticut 36 102 $31K
Missouri 24 98 $25.5K
Louisiana 24 97 $22.9K
Kentucky 22 96 $25.6K
Wisconsin 23 94 $19.8K
Alabama 24 93 $23.9K
Tennessee 21 92 $24.1K
Iowa 12 78 $18.9K
Oklahoma 12 40 $13K
Washington 12 39 $9,173
Delaware 36 $9,280
Idaho 34 $9,862
Mississippi 11 34 $6,878
New Mexico 32 $8,684
Kansas 32 $7,821
New Hampshire 12 31 $11.2K
Rhode Island 27 $4,224
Colorado 27 $8,203
West Virginia 24 $5,343
Maine 24 $7,542
Vermont 22 $4,948
Nevada 19 $7,743
Arkansas 18 $4,730
District of Columbia 17 $5,612
Oregon 16 $3,869
Nebraska 14 $2,366
South Dakota 13 $2,030
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 PRAVACHOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALEXANDER COHEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled61

DARLINGTON

South Carolina