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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 »


Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 979,006 $132M
New York 604,718 $80.1M
Florida 494,656 $64.4M
Pennsylvania 431,182 $53.9M
Texas 404,580 $55.5M
Illinois 306,992 $40.4M
New Jersey 268,483 $37.6M
Ohio 255,494 $34.6M
Georgia 200,201 $24.2M
North Carolina 192,131 $22.8M
Massachusetts 165,992 $23.4M
Tennessee 155,206 $19.1M
Virginia 148,335 $19.3M
Louisiana 132,645 $15.9M
Missouri 126,768 $15.2M
Kentucky 120,250 $15M
South Carolina 117,778 $14.3M
Indiana 116,348 $15.5M
Arizona 112,591 $16.8M
Connecticut 104,322 $14.5M
Wisconsin 102,713 $13.6M
Mississippi 98,764 $10.8M
Alabama 94,744 $11.2M
Minnesota 83,522 $12.9M
Michigan 83,367 $12.4M
Puerto Rico 83,158 $9.08M
Washington 77,812 $10.8M
Maryland 77,188 $12M
Arkansas 76,859 $8.71M
Oklahoma 74,237 $10.3M
Iowa 65,213 $7.72M
West Virginia 50,407 $6.37M
Oregon 48,912 $7.15M
Kansas 44,815 $5.62M
Colorado 43,889 $6.17M
Rhode Island 37,780 $4.46M
Nebraska 37,518 $4.26M
New Mexico 29,692 $4.29M
Maine 27,977 $4.5M
Hawaii 27,841 $3.54M
New Hampshire 24,805 $3.54M
Nevada 21,662 $3.13M
Utah 21,383 $3M
Delaware 19,651 $3.24M
Idaho 19,632 $2.6M
South Dakota 16,333 $1.99M
Montana 15,480 $1.97M
North Dakota 14,631 $1.88M
District of Columbia 10,994 $1.33M
Vermont 10,267 $1.43M
Alaska 9,306 $1.01M
Wyoming 5,658 $762K
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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