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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
SEDA TARKHANIANS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled607

GLENDALE

California

HUN KANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled606

LOS ANGELES

California

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled593

BROOKLYN

New York

NARINE ARUTYOUNIAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled588

GLENDALE

California

ERIC LIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled587

SAN FRANCISCO

California

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled586

ENCINO

California

DAN TRAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled585

ROSEMEAD

California

MEHRAN KHORSANDI M.D.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled583

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID LIN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled582

ROSEMEAD

California

ALEXANDER SHAKNOVICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled582

NEW YORK

New York

INNA INOYATOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled581

BROOKLYN

New York

NGAI NGUYEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled580

SAN JOSE

California

VICTOR DINH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled579

GARDEN GROVE

California

HONG KIM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled575

GARDEN GROVE

California

MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled571

LOS ANGELES

California

NIRUPA VIGNARAJAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled568

GLENDALE

California

HUAN D LE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled566

WESTMINSTER

California

MERI KRYSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled562

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

HSIAO- FEN CHEN M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled562

SAN GABRIEL

California

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled558

LOS ANGELES

California

TAI WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled556

SAN GABRIEL

California

KELVIN MAI DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled554

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

VARDUI ARUTYUNYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled553

GLENDALE

California

KENNETH TAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled553

NEW YORK

New York

THANH NGUYEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled552

GARDEN GROVE

California