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VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). The immediate-release tablets are also used alone or with other medications to prevent and treat irregular heartbeats. Verapamil is in a class of medications called calcium-channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart and slows electrical activity in the heart to control the heart rate. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.41M
Medicare Part D Claims
$66.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 220,333 $6.62M
Florida 204,375 $4.82M
Texas 160,732 $4.2M
Pennsylvania 151,279 $3.59M
New York 134,350 $3.55M
Puerto Rico 133,789 $1.92M
Ohio 117,681 $3.39M
North Carolina 95,086 $2.14M
Georgia 94,398 $2.14M
Illinois 93,862 $2.34M
Tennessee 83,627 $1.85M
Michigan 68,027 $1.96M
Alabama 63,617 $1.3M
Missouri 62,751 $1.5M
Massachusetts 61,098 $1.53M
Indiana 61,022 $1.62M
Virginia 58,108 $1.51M
Kentucky 54,717 $1.24M
New Jersey 53,651 $1.49M
Louisiana 47,897 $1.01M
Arizona 45,202 $1.24M
South Carolina 42,053 $936K
Arkansas 42,019 $835K
Washington 41,143 $1.12M
Wisconsin 40,451 $1.06M
Mississippi 38,372 $745K
Oklahoma 37,641 $937K
Iowa 35,995 $819K
Minnesota 32,628 $953K
Maryland 31,142 $980K
Oregon 30,995 $822K
Colorado 27,020 $797K
Kansas 26,669 $635K
Connecticut 25,803 $661K
West Virginia 23,765 $554K
Nevada 18,938 $499K
Nebraska 16,621 $352K
Rhode Island 14,951 $306K
Utah 12,691 $342K
New Mexico 12,020 $339K
Idaho 11,869 $303K
Maine 11,531 $356K
Hawaii 9,617 $284K
South Dakota 9,171 $209K
New Hampshire 8,892 $265K
North Dakota 7,620 $178K
Montana 6,946 $157K
Delaware 6,555 $210K
Vermont 4,860 $132K
Wyoming 3,313 $81.9K
District of Columbia 2,920 $74.2K
Alaska 2,011 $46.5K
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 VERAPAMIL ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICARDO CIGARROA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled834

LAREDO

Texas

JAMES KENNEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled819

HENDERSON

North Carolina

ANDREW KUMPURIS MD

Claims Filled645

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

GLENN SCHEXNAYDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled548

DONALDSONVILLE

Louisiana

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled512

MARYVILLE

Illinois

LESLIE ENGLAND MD

Specialist

Claims Filled490

NATCHEZ

Mississippi

RAMON PINEDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled457

PASADENA

Texas

CARLOS DE ORDUNA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled447

ORLANDO

Florida

MARK LERMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled439

DALLAS

Texas

JAMES LAROSE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled408

HOUSTON

Texas

JUAN CUETO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled404

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL HEINLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

BEAVER

Pennsylvania

GEROLD SIBANDA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

LAYNE REUSSER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled387

WICHITA

Kansas

MICHAEL SHEEHAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled386

RICHMOND

Virginia

SYLVAN GOLDIN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled376

PLANTATION

Florida

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled372

MIAMI

Florida

JOSHUA SUTHERLAND DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled369

GRUNDY

Virginia

CARLOS CIGARROA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled362

LAREDO

Texas

DANIEL STAMPER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled354

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

SCOTT BERENSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

BOCA RATON

Florida

ROBERT RITCHEA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled350

PHENIX CITY

Alabama

STEVEN KANNER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled350

NORTH PALM BEACH

Florida

ALLURI RAJU M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled348

RICHLAND

Georgia

ROGER HUELSNITZ MD

Claims Filled343

HOMERVILLE

Georgia