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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
RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Community Health Worker

Claims Filled2,844

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,668

HIALEAH

Florida

JOEY SANTOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,445

ANAHEIM

California

STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,095

SIKESTON

Missouri

DAVID BOOTH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,078

EUPORA

Mississippi

SOO KANG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,035

NORWALK

California

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,024

GARDEN GROVE

California

RAMON PINEDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled992

PASADENA

Texas

JAMES THOMSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled955

CAMDEN

Ohio

WALTER ZAVALA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled944

DELTONA

Florida

JACLYNN DO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled884

GARDEN GROVE

California

SUZETTE PINTO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled866

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

OLGA ALARID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled865

MONTEBELLO

California

BABU PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled828

BRONX

New York

ARMANDO RIVERO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled819

MIAMI

Florida

PAUL CHU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled819

SAN FRANCISCO

California

KENNETH CHANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled815

SAN FRANCISCO

California

DALE INTIHAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled813

PALM COAST

Florida

PAUL DAVIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled808

WHITE HALL

Arkansas

LORA POUND M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled807

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ALVERIS MOLINA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled792

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

STEFAN SCHEIDLER M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled788

KENNETT

Missouri

JULIAN ARANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled787

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ONELIO RIERA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled761

HIALEAH

Florida

MIYAKO MCCLOUD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled760

MERIDIAN

Mississippi