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SIMVASTATIN

Zocor (simvastatin) is cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL). Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

29.7M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 6 of 3393

$247M
Retail Cost

Rank: 134 of 3393

6,198,549
Patients

Rank: 7 of 3393

377,215
Prescribers

Rank: 38 of 3393

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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

37.5M

2012

36.6M

2013

33.9M

2014

31.7M

2015

27.5M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$489M

2012

$432M

2013

$345M

2014

$261M

2015

$227M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$70

2012

$62

2013

$51

2014

$40

2015

$37

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 664,091 2,923,428 $27.9M
Florida 527,283 2,246,352 $19.4M
New York 435,449 2,198,548 $15.8M
Pennsylvania 329,739 1,698,044 $13.8M
Texas 384,438 1,671,140 $13.5M
Ohio 253,691 1,194,537 $10.1M
Michigan 257,778 1,104,578 $12.4M
Illinois 226,250 1,053,219 $9.39M
North Carolina 181,031 902,658 $6.93M
Georgia 160,786 851,091 $5.96M
Massachusetts 170,927 832,857 $5.37M
Tennessee 142,971 697,238 $6.39M
New Jersey 155,949 685,457 $6.71M
Missouri 122,597 636,059 $4.45M
Virginia 134,588 628,290 $5.49M
Minnesota 138,683 601,056 $5.99M
Indiana 125,915 570,844 $5.2M
Wisconsin 129,873 560,975 $5.27M
Kentucky 94,663 518,989 $3.7M
Arizona 122,334 501,268 $5.39M
Washington 109,182 459,405 $4.01M
Alabama 94,113 445,206 $3.37M
Iowa 85,267 421,272 $3.02M
South Carolina 85,649 407,230 $3.5M
Louisiana 69,109 377,143 $2.6M
Colorado 91,268 375,616 $4.09M
Arkansas 59,389 351,225 $1.95M
Oregon 73,787 315,853 $2.65M
Kansas 62,290 312,591 $2.06M
Maryland 71,004 286,695 $3.04M
Oklahoma 58,759 274,495 $2.29M
Mississippi 46,159 267,370 $1.47M
Connecticut 60,830 266,899 $2.55M
West Virginia 43,651 227,770 $1.69M
Nebraska 38,187 205,760 $1.3M
Nevada 46,638 188,157 $1.62M
Utah 39,748 163,900 $1.51M
New Mexico 37,356 157,505 $1.39M
Maine 33,661 131,955 $1.21M
Rhode Island 22,833 128,102 $836K
Idaho 27,416 116,674 $915K
New Hampshire 25,620 108,759 $970K
North Dakota 19,743 101,661 $770K
Montana 22,332 99,749 $748K
South Dakota 19,971 98,836 $661K
Hawaii 23,150 94,812 $1.08M
Delaware 17,748 66,735 $847K
Vermont 15,835 65,091 $541K
Wyoming 8,986 39,203 $313K
District of Columbia 7,983 35,300 $319K
Alaska 3,921 19,391 $211K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 SIMVASTATIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PATRICIA LEON MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled2,276

MIAMI

Florida

ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,275

MIAMI

Florida

RAUL ACOSTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,255

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO GARCIA-CORTES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,225

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,141

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL UBEDA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,128

HOMESTEAD

Florida

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,106

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JOSE TENDERO M.D

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled2,079

HIALEAH

Florida

EDGAR RAMOS MENDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,079

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

ARIEL RAMIREZ NAVARRO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,053

MIAMI

Florida

CIRO RAMIREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,037

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,037

DUBLIN

Georgia

ERNESTO FERNANDEZ M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled2,023

HIALEAH

Florida

RICARDO JIMENEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,014

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

MINAS KOCHUMIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,013

NORTHRIDGE

California

ARTOON ARAKEL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,989

GLENDALE

California

NOEL SANTOS MONTES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,987

CAMUY

Puerto Rico

HECTOR BANCHS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,976

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

JORGE MARTINEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,970

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,969

MIAMI

Florida

PIYUSH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,965

COLUMBUS

Georgia

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,954

NEW YORK

New York

MANRIQUE IRIARTE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,954

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ALFREDO GONZALEZ-VERGARA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,942

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ZIAD HAWATMEH M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,941

MIAMI

Florida