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TEKTURNA

Treats high blood pressure. A lower blood pressure will reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. This medicine is a renin inhibitor. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

410K
Medicare Part D Claims
$80.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 94,064 $11.4M
Florida 52,253 $6.62M
New York 50,119 $6.33M
Texas 43,391 $5.81M
Ohio 28,395 $3.85M
Pennsylvania 26,088 $3.13M
New Jersey 25,147 $3.36M
North Carolina 23,803 $2.74M
Georgia 21,373 $2.5M
Illinois 21,005 $2.68M
Kentucky 20,927 $2.64M
South Carolina 18,480 $2.19M
Tennessee 15,923 $1.93M
Louisiana 15,244 $1.79M
Missouri 13,872 $1.6M
Indiana 13,737 $1.79M
Virginia 13,298 $1.68M
Alabama 10,744 $1.26M
Michigan 9,609 $1.41M
Puerto Rico 9,327 $1.02M
Oklahoma 9,291 $1.25M
Arizona 8,758 $1.25M
Arkansas 7,789 $883K
Maryland 7,348 $1.17M
West Virginia 7,117 $905K
Kansas 6,961 $839K
Mississippi 6,911 $773K
Connecticut 6,391 $894K
Wisconsin 4,931 $625K
Iowa 4,775 $538K
Nebraska 4,333 $478K
Hawaii 3,678 $479K
Colorado 3,375 $457K
Utah 3,215 $430K
Washington 2,802 $372K
Oregon 2,787 $371K
Massachusetts 2,463 $332K
Nevada 2,449 $370K
Idaho 2,262 $291K
Rhode Island 2,243 $253K
Minnesota 2,203 $308K
South Dakota 1,395 $169K
Montana 1,302 $161K
New Mexico 1,229 $170K
Delaware 951 $165K
Maine 892 $130K
District of Columbia 827 $100K
Alaska 728 $92.2K
New Hampshire 660 $88.5K
Wyoming 652 $80.9K
North Dakota 580 $72K
Vermont 288 $36.9K
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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Top prescribers for TEKTURNA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES HOWELL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS

Florida

STUART JACOBSON MD FACC

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

CHIU LAP TSANG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

FRESNO

California

VONDA YORK-MCELWAIN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEBSTER SPRINGS

West Virginia

BYRON HARPER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FAYETTEVILLE

Georgia

FRED VANNYNATTEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

FAUZIA KHAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

ARCADIA

California

JOSELITO CABACCAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

SAN JOSE

California

MICHAEL PACE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LINCOLN

Nebraska

DAVID LONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BIG SPRING

Texas

THEODORE OLSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CROOKSTON

Minnesota

PAOLO DESTEFANO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

SETH BARNES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

BATESVILLE

Arkansas

LUIZ NASCIMENTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAMLET

North Carolina

JOEL NACHIMSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

DAVID LITTLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HASTINGS

Nebraska

JOHN CRIDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ARAB

Alabama

JACOB GEORGE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

RICHARD COOPER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CANTON

Ohio

RICHARD RUCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ALAMITOS

California

JENNIFER BENNETT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

SEBRING

Florida

LEV SIMKHAYEV M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAST BRUNSWICK

New Jersey

EDWARD FILIPPONE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

PHILA

Pennsylvania

SCOTT SANFORD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ODESSA

Texas

ALLEN OREHEK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WAYMART

Pennsylvania