At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2011
Self-Reported Primary Specialty
Rank: 22 out of 98
Rank: 22 out of 98
How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?
in West Virginia
25% of this provider’s 189 patients filled at least one prescription for a narcotic painkiller, compared to an average of 41%.
Antipsychotics to Seniors
Dangerous Drugs to Seniors
Brand Name Drugs
13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.
$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.
Prescriptions per Patient
4 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 4.
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A narcotic drug. More » Misuse and abuse of narcotics led to some 16,000 overdose deaths in 2010.
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Pravastatin is used with di... +
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 »
About This Data
- No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
- This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.