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DIOVAN

VALSARTAN

Diovan (Valsartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

4.09M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 83 of 3362

$913M
Retail Cost

Rank: 24 of 3362

845,132
Patients

Rank: 101 of 3362

216,741
Prescribers

Rank: 100 of 3362

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65%

of people say

it's worth it

54%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 119,945 623,148 $142M
New York 82,076 394,857 $87.7M
Florida 64,759 297,054 $68M
Texas 61,220 269,414 $62.6M
Pennsylvania 48,451 229,936 $47.8M
New Jersey 43,680 181,936 $44.5M
Illinois 32,176 149,679 $33.3M
Georgia 24,514 129,393 $25.9M
Ohio 28,205 128,879 $28.4M
North Carolina 24,091 121,522 $24.4M
Louisiana 17,315 105,201 $19.7M
Massachusetts 20,660 93,536 $22.4M
Virginia 18,575 88,362 $19.8M
Tennessee 17,411 83,952 $18M
South Carolina 17,018 80,811 $16.6M
Missouri 13,661 75,968 $15.1M
Indiana 16,042 69,961 $16.1M
Kentucky 13,102 69,122 $14.3M
Connecticut 16,133 68,976 $16.6M
Mississippi 10,222 62,885 $11.2M
Arizona 15,116 58,555 $15.4M
Wisconsin 12,334 55,193 $13.3M
Michigan 14,512 53,754 $14.6M
Alabama 10,990 50,049 $10.8M
Maryland 12,035 44,327 $12M
Arkansas 7,196 41,612 $7.79M
Washington 8,511 39,502 $9.41M
Oklahoma 8,571 36,992 $8.47M
West Virginia 6,143 31,371 $6.78M
Minnesota 6,901 29,899 $7.46M
Colorado 6,377 27,421 $6.61M
Iowa 4,995 26,713 $5.11M
Kansas 4,549 24,764 $4.96M
Oregon 5,150 21,163 $5.37M
Nebraska 3,324 19,819 $3.63M
Rhode Island 3,324 18,740 $3.61M
Maine 3,877 14,524 $3.94M
Nevada 3,564 14,186 $3.69M
Delaware 4,419 13,863 $4.27M
Hawaii 2,857 13,783 $3.1M
New Hampshire 3,195 13,325 $3.19M
New Mexico 3,299 13,237 $3.32M
Utah 2,507 10,406 $2.43M
Idaho 1,872 8,725 $2.06M
South Dakota 1,294 7,726 $1.46M
District of Columbia 1,744 7,648 $1.68M
North Dakota 1,326 7,366 $1.45M
Montana 1,436 7,086 $1.58M
Vermont 1,183 5,158 $1.36M
Alaska 881 5,030 $933K
Wyoming 704 3,275 $724K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 DIOVAN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHI PHUNG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ANAHEIM

California

MIGUEL TAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

MICHAEL SLATER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BUFFALO

New York

LEONORA THOMAS APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled50

HARTFORD

Connecticut

RYAN CANTWELL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MARIETTA

Georgia

RONALD TADDEO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WESTERVILLE

Ohio

DALE ASBURY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

WILLIAM BELT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

TYLER

Texas

MICHAEL HUNDERT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LITTLE NECK

New York

MERVIN TERRELL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

PINE BLUFF

Arkansas

JAMES STOCKSTILL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MONROE

Louisiana

BONNIE VITTI-LYNCH PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

BRIDGEPORT

Connecticut

RONALD PHILLIPS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

KIRKSVILLE

Missouri

PAUL BEHRMANN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DAWSONVILLE

Georgia

LISA MEJIA APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled50

BOGALUSA

Louisiana

DANNY PENICK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

PAUL ABBO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

THANH BUI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OAKLAND

California

RICHARD MUNGER M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

SONORA

California

MARCELINO BARRETO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GLADWIN

Michigan

JEANIE AHN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

FREMONT

California

JANE THOMPSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAWRENCE

Massachusetts

DANIEL RAPPAPORT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WHITEHALL

Pennsylvania

GREG BLAIR

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

MASSAPEQUA

New York

BRUCE ROBERTSON M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN LEANDRO

California