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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 2015

655K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 303 of 3395

$165M
Retail Cost

Rank: 172 of 3395

195,079
Patients

Rank: 307 of 3395

101,301
Prescribers

Rank: 245 of 3395

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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

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

6.9M

2011

6.48M

2012

6.42M

2013

4.1M

2014

655K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$906M

2011

$1.05B

2012

$1.23B

2013

$913M

2014

$165M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$289

2011

$309

2012

$325

2013

$256

2014

$232

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 35,263 114,186 $29.5M
New York 19,305 72,344 $18.4M
Florida 15,696 50,405 $13.3M
Texas 13,580 42,343 $11.5M
Pennsylvania 8,257 31,712 $7.23M
New Jersey 9,394 29,958 $8.39M
Georgia 5,768 21,491 $4.91M
Illinois 6,024 20,173 $5.29M
Louisiana 5,684 18,456 $3.94M
North Carolina 5,357 17,590 $3.94M
Massachusetts 4,500 16,448 $4.52M
Ohio 4,935 16,062 $3.92M
Virginia 4,332 13,721 $3.35M
Tennessee 3,777 12,745 $3.15M
Mississippi 3,412 12,290 $2.54M
Connecticut 3,702 12,017 $3.41M
South Carolina 3,098 11,446 $2.54M
Kentucky 3,282 10,597 $2.36M
Missouri 3,240 10,140 $2.21M
Indiana 2,764 8,721 $2.15M
Arizona 2,448 7,751 $2.3M
Wisconsin 2,804 7,729 $2.07M
Arkansas 2,054 7,623 $1.55M
Michigan 2,394 6,999 $2.05M
Washington 2,003 6,550 $1.73M
Alabama 1,933 6,538 $1.64M
Maryland 2,150 6,224 $1.89M
Oklahoma 1,646 5,110 $1.29M
Minnesota 1,513 4,697 $1.35M
West Virginia 1,635 4,373 $1M
Colorado 1,316 4,070 $1.1M
Iowa 1,201 3,752 $816K
Maine 808 3,413 $1.01M
Kansas 1,065 3,298 $748K
Oregon 1,014 3,253 $933K
Rhode Island 765 2,936 $692K
Nebraska 879 2,569 $508K
Hawaii 622 2,527 $710K
New Hampshire 555 1,986 $526K
Nevada 721 1,912 $539K
New Mexico 595 1,846 $490K
Delaware 646 1,609 $530K
Utah 468 1,543 $366K
Idaho 478 1,274 $342K
District of Columbia 406 1,202 $310K
South Dakota 355 1,065 $226K
Montana 343 946 $227K
North Dakota 313 884 $179K
Vermont 271 752 $219K
Alaska 155 660 $128K
Wyoming 165 467 $106K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
MEHRAN KHORSANDI M.D.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

LOS ANGELES

California

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled149

TUCKER

Georgia

MARINA KHACHATRIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled148

N HOLLYWOOD

California

IRINA PAPIROVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled143

MAYFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

JACK HUYNH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

SAN FRANCISCO

California

NARINE ARUTYOUNIAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

GLENDALE

California

JACLYNN DO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

GARDEN GROVE

California

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

BROOKLYN

New York

YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

BROOKLYN

New York

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

LOS ANGELES

California

VICTOR PEDROZA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

LOS ANGELES

California

MOUSSA FAMININI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled137

ENCINO

California

ALEXANDER SHEKHTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

BROOKLYN

New York

NIRUPA VIGNARAJAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

GLENDALE

California

IRINA SKURLATOVA-MAYSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

BRIGHTON

Massachusetts

BORIS LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

MARY TRAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled135

GARDEN GROVE

California

LUBOV KAPLUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

BRIGHTON

Massachusetts

WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled134

FLUSHING

New York

VARDUI ARUTYUNYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled133

GLENDALE

California

HOVANES TER-ZAKARIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled133

LOS ANGELES

California

ARUTYUN TOPSAKALYAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled132

GLENDALE

California

ZARINE TER-POGHOSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

BURBANK

California

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

GLENDALE

California

ERIC LIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

SAN FRANCISCO

California