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LOVASTATIN

Mevacor (Lovastatin) 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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 55 of 3362

$83.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 280 of 3362

1,226,615
Patients

Rank: 68 of 3362

219,168
Prescribers

Rank: 98 of 3362

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

39%

of people say

it worked well

22%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 213,062 945,426 $13.1M
Florida 113,071 528,413 $7.1M
Texas 63,890 289,190 $4.36M
New York 51,364 256,719 $3.26M
Ohio 48,329 230,683 $3.13M
Missouri 40,666 227,389 $3.11M
Illinois 47,314 227,381 $3.34M
Pennsylvania 38,550 215,759 $3.32M
Tennessee 38,538 205,221 $2.69M
Michigan 46,512 194,560 $3M
North Carolina 36,208 189,785 $2.37M
Washington 38,829 177,750 $2.66M
Georgia 32,267 165,306 $2M
Arizona 34,542 152,586 $2.33M
Oregon 31,435 150,969 $2.06M
Wisconsin 26,439 120,319 $2.09M
Massachusetts 21,245 106,703 $1.56M
Virginia 22,241 103,490 $1.44M
Indiana 20,326 94,069 $1.35M
Mississippi 14,543 88,010 $879K
Louisiana 15,810 85,863 $1.04M
Kentucky 15,738 82,701 $989K
Alabama 15,746 81,977 $1.03M
Colorado 18,232 79,153 $1.2M
Nevada 16,261 71,761 $939K
Minnesota 16,109 68,569 $1.1M
Arkansas 11,364 63,346 $689K
Maryland 15,064 61,944 $979K
New Mexico 13,095 59,750 $970K
Iowa 11,510 58,432 $794K
Oklahoma 12,145 56,800 $857K
South Carolina 11,862 56,596 $751K
New Jersey 12,802 52,086 $800K
Hawaii 9,579 51,474 $660K
Kansas 9,900 50,189 $689K
Connecticut 10,039 45,412 $716K
West Virginia 7,924 41,589 $555K
Maine 8,857 38,575 $674K
Rhode Island 5,624 33,879 $374K
Idaho 5,720 25,352 $387K
New Hampshire 4,821 21,767 $351K
Nebraska 4,021 21,238 $292K
Utah 4,391 18,444 $310K
Montana 2,335 10,815 $143K
Delaware 2,645 10,113 $218K
Vermont 2,372 9,967 $172K
South Dakota 1,717 9,080 $116K
North Dakota 1,439 7,064 $88.4K
District of Columbia 1,402 6,006 $77.3K
Alaska 870 4,730 $54.3K
Wyoming 874 3,808 $54.8K
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 LOVASTATIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Community Health Worker

Claims Filled4,194

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,306

HIALEAH

Florida

JOEY SANTOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,869

ANAHEIM

California

JULIAN ARANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,644

CORAL GABLES

Florida

OLGA ALARID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,352

MONTEBELLO

California

DAVID BOOTH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,285

EUPORA

Mississippi

MANRIQUE IRIARTE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,278

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,267

GARDEN GROVE

California

LUIS SIACA COLON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,171

SAN LORENZO

Puerto Rico

KENNETH CHANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,109

SAN FRANCISCO

California

BABU PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,109

BRONX

New York

STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,099

SIKESTON

Missouri

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,097

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA ILAR-REVILLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,095

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

SUZETTE PINTO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,027

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

RAMON PINEDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,024

PASADENA

Texas

PAUL DAVIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,019

WHITE HALL

Arkansas

RAYMOND GALCERAN M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled1,001

HIALEAH

Florida

PAUL CHU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,001

SAN FRANCISCO

California

WALTER ZAVALA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled978

DELTONA

Florida

JON JACKSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled974

PORT ORANGE

Florida

MARK ANDREWS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled969

LAKEWOOD

Washington

WAGID GUIRGIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled965

PORT ORANGE

Florida

REINALDO SANTANA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled960

ORLANDO

Florida

JAMES THOMSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled954

CAMDEN

Ohio