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EXFORGE

Treats high blood pressure. A lower blood pressure will reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. This medicine is a combination of a calcium channel blocker (amlodipine) and an angiotensin receptor blocker (valsartan). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

539K
Medicare Part D Claims
$113M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 80,418 $12.2M
Texas 66,232 $10.8M
New York 65,326 $10.3M
Florida 61,849 $9.65M
Pennsylvania 40,354 $6.04M
New Jersey 31,435 $5.25M
North Carolina 28,327 $4.04M
Louisiana 25,536 $3.64M
Georgia 23,845 $3.54M
Ohio 23,845 $4M
South Carolina 21,401 $3.16M
Tennessee 20,733 $3.16M
Illinois 19,810 $3.32M
Mississippi 19,329 $2.6M
Alabama 15,448 $2.21M
Kentucky 15,321 $2.42M
Indiana 14,500 $2.34M
Virginia 14,467 $2.27M
Arkansas 13,397 $1.89M
Oklahoma 11,463 $1.87M
Missouri 11,414 $1.66M
Arizona 10,849 $1.96M
Maryland 9,183 $1.76M
Michigan 8,550 $1.54M
Connecticut 7,810 $1.32M
West Virginia 7,054 $1.05M
Wisconsin 6,289 $1.02M
Puerto Rico 6,262 $846K
Kansas 5,961 $936K
Hawaii 5,327 $842K
Iowa 4,345 $613K
Nebraska 3,954 $559K
Colorado 2,734 $485K
Delaware 2,391 $495K
Utah 2,332 $386K
Massachusetts 2,254 $387K
Nevada 2,215 $388K
Washington 1,999 $329K
Oregon 1,898 $332K
Idaho 1,738 $279K
Rhode Island 1,629 $236K
South Dakota 1,113 $176K
District of Columbia 968 $144K
Minnesota 826 $147K
New Mexico 745 $130K
Montana 698 $113K
Wyoming 622 $104K
New Hampshire 535 $84.9K
Maine 460 $87.3K
Alaska 431 $80.4K
North Dakota 418 $64.2K
Vermont 82 $17.1K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for EXFORGE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THANH NGUYEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled616

GARDEN GROVE

California

LAN NGUYEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled564

WESTMINSTER

California

CHARLES HWU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled555

FLUSHING

New York

MARK BLICK D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled523

BELLAIRE

Texas

MICHAEL DAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled521

GARDEN GROVE

California

NESTOR GUATY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled519

MIAMI

Florida

MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled512

LOS ANGELES

California

MOHAMED KHAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled489

REDDING

California

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled466

CORAL GABLES

Florida

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled404

LOS ANGELES

California

MARYLYN MUDRICK MD

General Practice

Claims Filled402

CHESTER

Pennsylvania

THOMAS SARGERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled389

HAMILTON

Ohio

SEA CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled383

FLUSHING

New York

HEA-SHIN KANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled382

FLUSHING

New York

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled373

LOS ANGELES

California

RUBEN DE LOS SANTOS MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled371

EAGLE PASS

Texas

RICHARD JOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled364

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

New Jersey

ELISCER GUZMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled364

NEW YORK

New York

HENRY KWAH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled332

FLUSHING

New York

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

LOS ANGELES

California

LUCILLE PAK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

NEW YORK

New York

KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled329

PALMDALE

California

PAUL CHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled328

LOS ANGELES

California

CHUNG BUI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled311

WESTMINSTER

California

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled309

ALHAMBRA

California