Prescriber Checkup | ZOCOR

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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

ZOCOR

SIMVASTATIN

Zocor (simvastatin) is cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL). Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug simvastatin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

23.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1034 of 3395

$7.38M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1019 of 3395

5,476
Patients

Rank: 1108 of 3395

4,998
Prescribers

Rank: 1044 of 3395

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61%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

17.5K

2011

14.7K

2012

28.1K

2013

26.3K

2014

23.8K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$4.05M

2011

$3.78M

2012

$7.09M

2013

$7.43M

2014

$7.38M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$258

2011

$281

2012

$142

2013

$144

2014

$134

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 1,046 4,757 $1.39M
New Jersey 1,021 4,379 $1.37M
New York 490 2,104 $701K
California 417 1,877 $638K
Florida 393 1,479 $467K
Virginia 213 1,039 $293K
Georgia 142 678 $151K
Texas 156 586 $182K
Illinois 139 579 $197K
Ohio 135 566 $211K
South Carolina 122 526 $136K
North Carolina 115 522 $148K
Massachusetts 90 362 $140K
Michigan 90 341 $116K
Tennessee 63 319 $90.5K
Indiana 63 257 $87.5K
Missouri 52 255 $67.3K
Maryland 68 246 $84.6K
Arizona 60 228 $73.9K
Connecticut 40 198 $56.6K
Kentucky 41 187 $53.2K
Colorado 43 173 $48.4K
Minnesota 50 168 $61.3K
Wisconsin 38 167 $58K
Washington 37 151 $40.3K
Alabama 28 150 $33.1K
New Hampshire 37 137 $39K
Delaware 39 128 $39.2K
Iowa 29 123 $41.3K
Louisiana 26 107 $32.7K
Kansas 21 103 $32.7K
Oregon 28 100 $34.3K
Oklahoma 21 91 $30.2K
Arkansas 18 87 $23.5K
Maine 21 74 $28.8K
Nevada 20 66 $25.3K
Hawaii 16 54 $27.2K
West Virginia 15 51 $15.1K
Mississippi 11 47 $9,523
Vermont 47 $15.7K
New Mexico 11 45 $11.2K
Montana 37 $6,953
Nebraska 33 $6,759
District of Columbia 31 $5,770
Utah 22 $8,621
Rhode Island 21 $11.8K
North Dakota 16 $2,903
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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