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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
WILLIAM KEPPER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled189

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

DENNIS WACHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

HONOLULU

Hawaii

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

HIALEAH

Florida

MICHAEL BRAUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

LIHUE

Hawaii

RENE PELLEYA KHOURI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

DANNY BUTLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled182

PADUCAH

Kentucky

LUIS PLASENCIA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled181

MIAMI

Florida

JESSE JUDELLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

KEVIN MCKECHNIE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

JUAN OJEDA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled177

HIALEAH

Florida

JOHN SHAW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

ARTURO LOGRONO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

DAVID LUCKE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

SIOUX CITY

Iowa

KEVIN KATO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

KAHULUI

Hawaii

WESLEY RAY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

DONA VEAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled166

NEWKIRK

Oklahoma

PEDRO ALBITE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

MIAMI

Florida

ANTHONY LAZAR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled164

WEST BURLINGTON

Iowa

JEFFREY HERSHKOWITZ D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

GALESBURG

Illinois

ANTHONY LANGONE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled162

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

SATISH MITAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled162

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

WILLIAM PRUCHNIC MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

RALPH PINCUS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

ROCHESTER

New York

DAN WOODLIFF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

JACKSON

Mississippi

FRANKLIN FLEMING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota