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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravachol (pravastatin) 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  *

*This description is for related drug pravastatin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

14.4M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 22 of 3393

$359M
Retail Cost

Rank: 91 of 3393

3,039,580
Patients

Rank: 28 of 3393

316,287
Prescribers

Rank: 58 of 3393

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54%

of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

12M

2012

14M

2013

14.7M

2014

14.5M

2015

14.3M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$181M

2012

$271M

2013

$449M

2014

$424M

2015

$357M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$74

2012

$94

2013

$148

2014

$140

2015

$118

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 241,850 1,045,368 $27.1M
Florida 244,441 997,620 $28.3M
California 202,008 901,422 $24.4M
Pennsylvania 142,127 724,404 $15.8M
New York 147,532 691,503 $17.3M
North Carolina 132,778 667,988 $14.8M
Ohio 138,275 648,339 $16.4M
Georgia 119,452 614,481 $13.5M
Illinois 108,393 489,017 $12.4M
Michigan 106,682 437,894 $11.5M
South Carolina 85,620 426,084 $10.1M
Tennessee 88,070 408,366 $10.5M
Louisiana 73,406 387,704 $9.12M
Indiana 81,382 372,409 $9.47M
Virginia 78,570 370,056 $8.94M
Alabama 80,301 367,181 $8.89M
Kentucky 67,001 355,849 $7.45M
Missouri 68,400 350,461 $7.51M
Massachusetts 67,250 322,795 $7.62M
New Jersey 72,472 307,832 $8.37M
Mississippi 48,625 272,369 $5.35M
Arkansas 43,957 247,714 $4.88M
Wisconsin 57,804 247,289 $7.31M
Arizona 60,365 245,544 $7.2M
Maryland 57,865 234,897 $6.77M
Washington 46,378 194,962 $5.32M
Oklahoma 39,886 179,240 $4.75M
Minnesota 39,981 164,091 $4.95M
Oregon 35,268 151,699 $4.29M
Connecticut 33,516 148,249 $3.76M
Iowa 29,019 139,165 $3.51M
West Virginia 27,224 137,126 $3.01M
Colorado 30,342 122,116 $3.53M
Kansas 23,862 115,933 $2.47M
Nevada 21,571 85,948 $2.26M
Nebraska 15,695 82,591 $1.87M
Rhode Island 12,920 70,345 $1.58M
Utah 15,277 59,694 $1.78M
Delaware 13,060 49,853 $1.51M
New Hampshire 11,474 49,129 $1.39M
Hawaii 11,212 47,479 $1.6M
New Mexico 11,611 47,464 $1.28M
Idaho 11,182 46,346 $1.47M
Maine 10,979 42,735 $1.45M
South Dakota 5,864 27,939 $679K
Montana 6,091 26,220 $654K
North Dakota 5,252 24,171 $613K
Vermont 4,297 17,198 $534K
District of Columbia 3,800 15,517 $384K
Wyoming 3,350 14,146 $380K
Alaska 1,988 9,232 $234K
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 PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BOYD HELM

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,143

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

ALVIN TIMOTHY M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,139

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

BIN WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,136

FLUSHING

New York

BARRY HARDISON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,136

POWDERLY

Kentucky

ANDRZEJ WARTAK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,119

WEST POINT

Mississippi

JAMES ORRELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,118

MARION

Indiana

DAVID KEITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,116

UNION

South Carolina

SHALENDER MITTAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,113

BLYTHEVILLE

Arkansas

RICHARD BLATT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,111

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

ERROL BRYCE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,111

FORT WORTH

Texas

GLORIANE AFONSO-FEDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,108

DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,103

MIAMI

Florida

ARUTYUN TOPSAKALYAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,086

GLENDALE

California

ROBERT FREEDMAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,083

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

EMILIO PADRE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,081

CARSON

California

MICHAEL SATCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,079

ALBANY

Georgia

ROBERT PARTOVY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,079

SAN FERNANDO

California

AMIR USMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,052

LAGRANGE

Georgia

GABRIEL MIHAILESCU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,050

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,043

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ROBERT MORALES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,039

KINGSVILLE

Texas

CHARLES KLEPPER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,037

HARRISON

Arkansas

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,035

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,022

GLENDALE

California

AVRAHAM HENOCH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,022

NEW YORK

New York