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AVALIDE

Used to treat hypertension. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

626K
Medicare Part D Claims
$34.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Puerto Rico 33,555 $3.65M
New York 21,249 $3.43M
Florida 16,225 $2.24M
Texas 14,376 $2.14M
California 13,443 $1.97M
Pennsylvania 12,658 $1.9M
New Jersey 9,219 $1.51M
Illinois 7,211 $1.09M
Ohio 6,420 $971K
Georgia 5,987 $767K
North Carolina 5,762 $742K
Alabama 5,702 $702K
South Carolina 5,691 $758K
Tennessee 5,591 $740K
Indiana 5,564 $871K
Missouri 5,367 $716K
Kentucky 5,154 $706K
Louisiana 4,723 $683K
Michigan 4,497 $781K
Mississippi 4,360 $509K
Virginia 4,029 $586K
Maryland 3,852 $717K
Iowa 2,923 $400K
Oklahoma 2,535 $381K
Wisconsin 2,532 $402K
Arkansas 2,421 $296K
Kansas 2,390 $352K
Hawaii 2,295 $395K
West Virginia 2,260 $333K
Minnesota 2,171 $402K
Massachusetts 2,004 $309K
Connecticut 1,940 $325K
Washington 1,796 $283K
Nebraska 1,694 $210K
Arizona 1,596 $268K
Nevada 1,541 $253K
Oregon 1,532 $252K
Colorado 1,500 $229K
Idaho 1,440 $212K
South Dakota 1,170 $156K
Montana 993 $135K
Utah 881 $132K
North Dakota 615 $77.7K
Delaware 609 $115K
Wyoming 576 $80.4K
New Mexico 571 $82.8K
New Hampshire 515 $83.8K
Rhode Island 489 $57.3K
District of Columbia 326 $49.3K
Vermont 280 $44.9K
Maine 274 $46.7K
Alaska 115 $22.2K
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 AVALIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NHAT MAI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

SAN JOSE

California

ILYA GELMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled106

LOS ANGELES

California

JORGE ROBLES MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

EL CENTRO

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSEPH ROBERTS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

GRENADA

Mississippi

KEVIN KATO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

KAHULUI

Hawaii

ROBERT CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

MICHAEL NEWMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

KARL HANSON MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled56

KENNER

Louisiana

CARLOS SAY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled55

ATWATER

California

RONNIE CHU M. D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled54

DEMOPOLIS

Alabama

PETER ABEL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled54

MORGAN CITY

Louisiana

DENNIS WACHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

HONOLULU

Hawaii

CHARLES HILL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

OXFORD

Mississippi

SEON WHANG

Rheumatology

Claims Filled53

LOS ANGELES

California

CLIFFORD TANAKA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

KANEOHE

Hawaii

JOHN SHAW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MAJED MOUDED M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled53

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

ARTURO LOGRONO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

JOSEPH MURROW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DOMINIC MAZZOCCHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

POINT PLEASANT BEAC

New Jersey

RICHARD MEADOWS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

ABBEVILLE

Alabama

CYRIAC MADATHIKUNNEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

SELMA

Alabama

WILLIAM BARFIELD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

COVINGTON

Louisiana

HECTOR MONTALVO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

METAIRIE

Louisiana