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LIVALO

PITAVASTATIN CALCIUM

Used together with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the amount of fatty substances such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad cholesterol') in the blood and to increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ('good cholesterol'). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

247K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 494 of 3395

$66.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 355 of 3395

57,315
Patients

Rank: 514 of 3395

33,629
Prescribers

Rank: 489 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

65.5K

2011

152K

2012

202K

2013

240K

2014

247K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.52M

2011

$24M

2012

$39.1M

2013

$54.9M

2014

$66.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$188

2011

$281

2012

$289

2013

$337

2014

$367

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 5,586 22,017 $6.1M
Texas 4,727 20,133 $5.27M
New York 4,628 19,259 $5.78M
California 4,241 19,175 $5.04M
Pennsylvania 2,896 12,507 $3.43M
North Carolina 2,694 12,223 $2.97M
New Jersey 3,125 11,538 $3.9M
Georgia 2,132 9,786 $2.32M
Ohio 2,243 9,243 $2.67M
Alabama 1,712 8,040 $1.91M
South Carolina 1,651 7,535 $1.91M
Illinois 1,714 7,351 $1.98M
Tennessee 1,617 6,906 $1.77M
Louisiana 1,383 6,875 $1.55M
Indiana 1,570 6,379 $1.78M
Michigan 1,771 6,241 $2.07M
Kentucky 1,429 6,237 $1.66M
Missouri 1,225 5,790 $1.38M
Virginia 1,207 5,069 $1.34M
Arizona 1,130 4,576 $1.32M
Maryland 971 3,467 $1.16M
Connecticut 796 3,267 $996K
Kansas 650 3,209 $754K
Nebraska 600 3,046 $640K
Oklahoma 638 2,675 $692K
West Virginia 516 2,259 $642K
Mississippi 472 2,065 $470K
Massachusetts 432 2,004 $541K
Iowa 393 1,934 $457K
Oregon 396 1,618 $406K
Washington 352 1,466 $393K
Colorado 365 1,463 $413K
Arkansas 285 1,349 $317K
Nevada 359 1,338 $401K
Wisconsin 301 1,263 $348K
Hawaii 279 1,070 $352K
Utah 233 861 $231K
Minnesota 205 814 $211K
Delaware 230 783 $268K
Maine 164 668 $195K
North Dakota 100 450 $101K
Rhode Island 81 396 $99.6K
Idaho 75 343 $91.9K
New Mexico 80 310 $81.4K
Montana 64 290 $74.3K
New Hampshire 55 263 $66.1K
South Dakota 44 235 $43.7K
District of Columbia 47 194 $56.1K
Alaska 23 82 $25.3K
Vermont 14 65 $22.8K
Wyoming 11 42 $9,072
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 LIVALO

Provider Medicare Claims City State
IRENE PERLOFF D.O., M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled382

BROOKLYN

New York

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled381

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES LIU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled280

SAN GABRIEL

California

THOMAS BARRINGER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled228

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled219

GLENDALE

California

KENNETH BESCAK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled191

COTTONWOOD

Arizona

MANVEL MAZMANYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled189

GLENDALE

California

JOHN MITCHELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled179

BREA

California

JENCHEN YANG M.D., PH.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled148

DIAMOND BAR

California

DENNIS MYERS NP-C, AAHIVS

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled138

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled138

SAN GABRIEL

California

RUPERT JILCOTT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

KINSTON

North Carolina

FRANK ROMASCAVAGE DO

General Practice

Claims Filled119

BRODHEADSVILLE

Pennsylvania

NEWMAN HARTER M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

ANDERSON

South Carolina

ALAN SMUCKLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled109

ALCOA

Tennessee

SWARNA VARMA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled108

BRIDGEVILLE

Pennsylvania

BRUCE TRIPPE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled108

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

YI NGAI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled105

FLUSHING

New York

JUDITH DECKERT A.R.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled102

DAVENPORT

Iowa

RAMY DOSS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled102

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

MARGARET RICHARDSON-NIXON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

TIFTON

Georgia

DAVID CLARK M.D., MEDICAL CORP.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled100

MONTEREY

California

JUAN FERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

MIAMI

Florida

STEVEN DANIELS M.D.

Nuclear Cardiology

Claims Filled96

EATONTOWN

New Jersey

JOHN NELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

FRESNO

California