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AVAPRO

Used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Treats kidney disease in patients with Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.16M
Medicare Part D Claims
$152M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Puerto Rico 145,376 $14.8M
New York 107,843 $15.2M
Florida 87,260 $10.5M
Pennsylvania 67,422 $8.58M
Texas 61,961 $7.96M
California 56,708 $7.44M
New Jersey 40,883 $5.92M
Illinois 39,755 $5.18M
Ohio 30,641 $4.08M
Missouri 28,856 $3.45M
Kentucky 27,611 $3.34M
Tennessee 26,006 $3.09M
Indiana 25,789 $3.45M
South Carolina 25,287 $2.93M
Massachusetts 24,768 $3.41M
Louisiana 24,398 $3.07M
North Carolina 23,079 $2.76M
Alabama 23,050 $2.52M
Georgia 22,813 $2.73M
Minnesota 22,593 $3.55M
Maryland 20,442 $3.32M
Virginia 20,231 $2.61M
Michigan 18,674 $2.95M
Wisconsin 16,551 $2.24M
Iowa 16,140 $1.88M
Mississippi 15,260 $1.61M
Hawaii 13,448 $1.93M
Washington 13,198 $1.82M
Kansas 12,964 $1.61M
West Virginia 11,663 $1.49M
Colorado 11,510 $1.33M
Oklahoma 10,610 $1.34M
Connecticut 10,579 $1.5M
Oregon 9,820 $1.38M
Arkansas 8,756 $954K
Nebraska 8,512 $910K
Arizona 8,190 $1.24M
Nevada 7,099 $1M
Idaho 6,961 $891K
South Dakota 6,587 $764K
Montana 5,340 $652K
New Mexico 4,347 $549K
New Hampshire 3,860 $570K
Rhode Island 3,772 $425K
Utah 3,305 $460K
North Dakota 3,049 $338K
Delaware 2,920 $502K
Wyoming 2,220 $281K
Alaska 2,113 $178K
Maine 2,009 $322K
Vermont 2,008 $271K
District of Columbia 1,851 $233K
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 AVAPRO

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARTHA JOHNS M.D., M.P.H.

Public Health General Preventive Medicine

Claims Filled50

DENVER

Colorado

HERBERT ACKER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

FRANCIS KELLEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

RENO

Nevada

SHAWN PEFFALL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BALTIMORE

Maryland

KRISTI REESE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

JEFFERY POTTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PRESTONSBURG

Kentucky

ROBIN BASSETT ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

GEOFFREY WITTIG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DANSVILLE

New York

RICHARD LAREW M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

IOWA CITY

Iowa

TIMOTHY LILLY D.O.

Medical Genetics, PhD Medical Genetics

Claims Filled50

GROVE CITY

Pennsylvania

PHILIP STEIN MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

New York

JACK BERNO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHILLICOTHE

Ohio

ARTHUR MILLER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

GROVE HILL

Alabama

JOSEPH ALLAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

GEORGE MARINIDES MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

AMHERST

New York

TIMOTHY SMITH

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOLLAND

Michigan

THOMAS LOWE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MACON

Georgia

MYRON SHIRASU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HONOLULU

Hawaii

CARL SPERLING M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BALTIMORE

Maryland

WILLIAM PLATZER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GENEVA

New York

SURYA NALLARI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

DEMOTTE

Indiana

SUSAN WEINSTEIN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT JOSEPH

Michigan

ELIZABETH GRABOWSKI ARNP, BC-ADM, FAAN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, MedicalSurgical

Claims Filled50

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JAMES COFFEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JERRY MILLER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

New York