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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 2016

5.32M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 64 of 3393

$61.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 410 of 3393

1,140,872
Patients

Rank: 86 of 3393

221,059
Prescribers

Rank: 105 of 3393

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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

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

6.49M

2012

6.42M

2013

6M

2014

5.64M

2015

5.32M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$107M

2012

$101M

2013

$83.7M

2014

$63.9M

2015

$61.3M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$85

2012

$81

2013

$68

2014

$54

2015

$54

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 177,860 753,210 $9.26M
Florida 103,015 441,234 $5.29M
Texas 63,837 273,055 $3.03M
New York 45,868 214,031 $2.58M
Ohio 45,118 212,099 $2.5M
Illinois 45,962 211,964 $2.48M
Missouri 38,455 206,199 $1.77M
Pennsylvania 36,213 186,752 $2.15M
Tennessee 36,916 182,519 $2.29M
Michigan 42,228 178,692 $2.37M
North Carolina 36,514 178,012 $1.84M
Georgia 33,899 166,767 $1.62M
Washington 34,614 152,244 $1.8M
Arizona 31,710 130,739 $1.72M
Oregon 27,912 126,829 $1.36M
Wisconsin 25,269 109,452 $1.39M
Massachusetts 21,279 101,438 $1.05M
Virginia 22,165 100,045 $1.17M
Indiana 20,040 90,595 $1.15M
Louisiana 16,917 87,439 $842K
Mississippi 14,796 85,374 $629K
Kentucky 15,585 81,350 $836K
Alabama 15,654 72,354 $801K
Colorado 16,447 67,833 $737K
Minnesota 14,562 61,220 $819K
Arkansas 11,222 60,548 $468K
South Carolina 12,818 59,309 $647K
Nevada 14,436 59,009 $653K
Maryland 14,246 57,723 $882K
Oklahoma 12,149 54,419 $606K
New Jersey 12,866 52,410 $757K
Iowa 11,031 52,112 $533K
New Mexico 11,832 50,963 $588K
Kansas 9,802 47,444 $446K
Connecticut 9,835 41,844 $589K
West Virginia 7,871 39,604 $426K
Hawaii 8,194 37,820 $458K
Maine 7,902 32,501 $529K
Rhode Island 5,079 27,970 $291K
Idaho 5,529 23,748 $283K
New Hampshire 4,937 20,777 $305K
Nebraska 3,881 19,548 $172K
Utah 4,200 16,949 $190K
Delaware 2,677 10,048 $186K
Montana 2,284 9,940 $106K
South Dakota 1,799 8,884 $77.4K
Vermont 2,162 8,760 $123K
North Dakota 1,387 6,577 $67K
District of Columbia 1,362 5,821 $81K
Alaska 820 3,663 $42K
Wyoming 850 3,507 $42.6K
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 LOVASTATIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KARIM SALEH VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

COAMO

Puerto Rico

JOSE BELTRAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

EDGAR RAMOS MENDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled168

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

IVAN ACOSTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico

DOMINGO ACOSTA-ALBINO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled71

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

MILFORD TORRES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled55

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ANGEL RAMOS CASANOVA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled56

YAUCO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ VELAZQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled342

OROCOVIS

Puerto Rico

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled81

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

JOSE FELICIANO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

RICARDO JIMENEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

NICOLAS BEZARES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled396

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JORGE BALLESTER ECHEGARAY M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled86

LARES

Puerto Rico

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

SALVADOR CARRION DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

HERBERT RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled82

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

CIDRA

Puerto Rico

AUSBERTO ALEJANDRO BENITEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled656

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

DULCE RODRIGUEZ ESTRELLA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled110

PONCE

Puerto Rico

NESTOR FRONTERA-TACORONTE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled78

GUANICA

Puerto Rico

MIRNA MALDONADO VEGA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled63

MANATI

Puerto Rico

LUIS DIAZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled86

COMERIO

Puerto Rico

RODRIGO PRATDESABA M.D. PHD.

General Practice

Claims Filled72

GUANICA

Puerto Rico

JORGE MENDEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled74

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

AGUADA

Puerto Rico