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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a 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 atorvastatin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

44.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1 of 3393

$757M
Retail Cost

Rank: 39 of 3393

9,405,696
Patients

Rank: 1 of 3393

470,191
Prescribers

Rank: 17 of 3393

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63%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

14.7M

2012

23M

2013

32.3M

2014

38.6M

2015

44.4M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.27B

2012

$766M

2013

$741M

2014

$712M

2015

$756M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$365

2012

$150

2013

$110

2014

$88

2015

$80

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,179,458 4,953,082 $101M
New York 654,815 3,069,425 $48.9M
Florida 706,984 2,929,936 $53.8M
Texas 612,550 2,623,273 $48.7M
Pennsylvania 467,150 2,347,922 $37.5M
Ohio 427,823 2,161,986 $35.4M
Michigan 344,523 1,728,504 $23.2M
Illinois 365,082 1,687,316 $28.2M
North Carolina 299,178 1,486,203 $21.3M
New Jersey 286,082 1,231,412 $21.7M
Georgia 246,509 1,215,347 $18.3M
Massachusetts 228,752 1,108,218 $17.7M
Indiana 215,394 1,066,550 $16.2M
Missouri 193,742 982,475 $13.9M
Virginia 207,437 957,090 $16.7M
Tennessee 208,168 947,757 $17.7M
Kentucky 152,141 829,283 $11M
Wisconsin 178,835 777,713 $15.2M
Washington 176,673 749,128 $13.4M
South Carolina 153,111 733,678 $11.9M
Louisiana 138,986 714,510 $11.8M
Arizona 173,518 685,358 $14.2M
Alabama 149,128 670,691 $10.6M
Minnesota 158,836 660,349 $12.9M
Maryland 151,849 593,155 $13.1M
Connecticut 131,841 591,355 $10.6M
Oregon 123,652 536,182 $10M
Colorado 127,195 524,192 $10.8M
Iowa 100,815 503,119 $6.9M
Oklahoma 94,506 434,854 $7.87M
Mississippi 78,830 428,945 $5.11M
Arkansas 75,734 409,339 $4.85M
Kansas 78,635 387,318 $5.35M
West Virginia 58,635 301,716 $4.26M
Nevada 71,527 286,110 $4.91M
Nebraska 52,366 281,245 $3.63M
Rhode Island 43,660 245,570 $3.44M
Maine 54,387 218,932 $6.04M
Utah 54,723 215,748 $4.23M
New Mexico 44,443 181,828 $3.54M
New Hampshire 42,005 180,501 $3.48M
Hawaii 45,255 180,272 $3.74M
Idaho 40,218 167,509 $3.49M
Delaware 37,499 139,825 $3.54M
North Dakota 21,766 103,667 $1.67M
Montana 23,484 101,567 $1.55M
South Dakota 20,037 99,649 $1.34M
District of Columbia 19,234 77,123 $1.46M
Vermont 17,237 69,045 $1.32M
Wyoming 9,901 42,165 $701K
Alaska 7,602 35,676 $732K
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 ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSEPH CONTI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,305

LAUREL SPRINGS

New Jersey

JAIME ESTRADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,296

CALEXICO

California

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,293

AUGUSTA

Georgia

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,289

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

JORGE FLEITES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,283

MIAMI

Florida

KASHYAP PATEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,280

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled2,280

WESTLAND

Michigan

ELLIOT MELECIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,280

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,273

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,271

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

GRETCHEN SEROTA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,257

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled2,243

ALICE

Texas

GISELLE DEBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,237

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

JULIAN ARANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,236

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ANDREW KIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,234

LOS ANGELES

California

RAUL ACOSTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,232

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

JEFFREY DROGIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,231

EAST PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

JUSTO VILLANUEVA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled2,225

HIALEAH

Florida

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,223

NEW YORK

New York

KENNETH WONG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,211

RACELAND

Louisiana

VINCENT MURPHY M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,203

BEAUMONT

Texas

CHUNG NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,198

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID CASTELLONE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,190

SUMMERVILLE

South Carolina

RAFAEL UBEDA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,173

HOMESTEAD

Florida

ARVIND DOSHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,148

SOUTH PLAINFIELD

New Jersey