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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
VACHIK SHAHNAZARIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled117

GLENDALE

California

PATRICIA LEON MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled117

MIAMI

Florida

YANHAN HUANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

BROOKLYN

New York

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

FLUSHING

New York

JAMSHID MADDAHI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled116

LOS ANGELES

California

CARMEN CARDONA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

BROOKLYN

New York

DAVID VIZEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

LOS ANGELES

California

MERI KRYSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

LIJING SHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

EDISON

New Jersey

YELENA LINETSKAYA MD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled114

BROOKLYN

New York

KAMRAN SAFVATI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled114

TARZANA

California

AJIT KHAIRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

FRESNO

California

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled112

LOS ANGELES

California

SILVA KARCHIKIAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled112

GLENDALE

California

HRACH KHUDATYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled110

GLENDALE

California

HONGSHENG WEI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled110

ARCADIA

California

HUMBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled110

HIALEAH

Florida

RENA KHANUKAYEVA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled109

STATEN ISLAND

New York

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

LOS ANGELES

California

ANATOLE BARKAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

BROOKLYN

New York

MARIA JAIME MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

HOMESTEAD

Florida

DAVID MYERS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

METAIRIE

Louisiana

TAN NGUYEN M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled107

S EL MONTE

California

EMMANUIL RAKHMANCHIK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

BROOKLYN

New York

DAVID NESSER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled106

DALLAS

Texas