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Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. A lower blood pressure can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. May also prolong life after a heart attack. This medicine is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). More info »

Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 920,430 $151M
New York 580,811 $92.6M
Florida 472,587 $76.2M
Pennsylvania 413,498 $62.6M
Texas 380,706 $64.6M
New Jersey 303,256 $53.8M
Illinois 270,782 $44.6M
Ohio 226,829 $37.4M
Georgia 187,822 $27.7M
North Carolina 182,916 $26.7M
Massachusetts 152,662 $26.3M
Louisiana 140,061 $20.2M
Tennessee 137,020 $21M
Virginia 136,391 $21.7M
South Carolina 112,848 $16.9M
Missouri 112,835 $16.7M
Kentucky 110,138 $16.9M
Connecticut 107,839 $19.3M
Indiana 106,618 $17.7M
Arizona 101,145 $18.7M
Mississippi 95,360 $12.7M
Wisconsin 93,842 $15.6M
Alabama 85,571 $12.5M
Michigan 79,984 $14.7M
Maryland 70,534 $13.5M
Oklahoma 70,435 $12M
Minnesota 69,952 $13.4M
Arkansas 69,480 $9.67M
Washington 65,758 $11.4M
Iowa 57,247 $8.28M
West Virginia 48,540 $7.49M
Oregon 41,296 $7.44M
Colorado 40,078 $6.94M
Kansas 38,829 $5.95M
Rhode Island 34,523 $4.96M
Nebraska 34,393 $4.74M
New Mexico 25,941 $4.73M
Maine 25,477 $5.07M
Hawaii 25,335 $3.99M
New Hampshire 21,953 $3.87M
Nevada 20,480 $3.75M
Utah 19,285 $3.34M
Delaware 18,668 $3.82M
Idaho 16,558 $2.7M
South Dakota 14,244 $2.12M
Montana 13,241 $2.07M
North Dakota 12,489 $1.96M
District of Columbia 10,727 $1.56M
Vermont 9,016 $1.6M
Alaska 7,900 $1.13M
Wyoming 5,343 $880K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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