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PRAVACHOL

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 2015

7,278
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1414 of 3395

$2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1472 of 3395

1,809
Patients

Rank: 1497 of 3395

1,825
Prescribers

Rank: 1426 of 3395

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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

8,498

2011

7,849

2012

8,303

2013

7,737

2014

7,278

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.91M

2011

$1.92M

2012

$2.14M

2013

$2.14M

2014

$2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$279

2011

$299

2012

$268

2013

$282

2014

$281

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 213 853 $257K
New Jersey 208 807 $265K
South Carolina 179 802 $144K
California 171 736 $198K
Florida 121 438 $130K
Pennsylvania 99 379 $109K
Texas 92 344 $90.6K
Ohio 61 281 $76.1K
Illinois 67 228 $75.2K
North Carolina 44 191 $48.8K
Georgia 38 177 $39.9K
Michigan 55 165 $56.3K
Massachusetts 38 158 $43.7K
Minnesota 29 125 $27.5K
Virginia 30 106 $31.6K
Arizona 23 100 $26.2K
Maryland 32 99 $30.6K
Louisiana 20 95 $22.8K
Indiana 26 95 $27.5K
Missouri 20 92 $22.3K
Wisconsin 20 91 $20.4K
Connecticut 25 86 $28.5K
Kentucky 18 82 $23.2K
Tennessee 24 80 $21.9K
Alabama 22 78 $23.8K
Hawaii 18 61 $21.2K
Iowa 53 $14.3K
Delaware 32 $7,743
Idaho 31 $8,010
Oklahoma 30 $12K
New Hampshire 30 $9,340
Mississippi 29 $5,164
Kansas 29 $7,329
New Mexico 28 $7,786
West Virginia 24 $3,417
Maine 23 $6,792
Colorado 21 $5,773
Vermont 21 $4,881
Washington 21 $9,424
Arkansas 19 $4,673
Nebraska 19 $1,373
Nevada 16 $6,297
Oregon 14 $3,094
Rhode Island 14 $2,479
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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