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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
FORTUNE DUGAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled135

METAIRIE

Louisiana

PETER ABEL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled135

MORGAN CITY

Louisiana

RICHARD LAU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

HONOLULU

Hawaii

STEPHEN ARNOLD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

HONOLULU

Hawaii

FELIX SOKOLSKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

ROCKVILLE

Maryland

THOMAS TOMCI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled132

MIAMI

Florida

GERARD FALGOUST M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

PLAQUEMINE

Louisiana

MORRIS ASKENAZI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

DENVER

Colorado

RONNIE CHU M. D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled131

DEMOPOLIS

Alabama

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

KARLA HOUSTON-GRAY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

MARIO ALMEIDA SUAREZ MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled130

CORAL GABLES

Florida

CANDACE ZEIGLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

LOUIS PIRO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

NEWARK

New York

FLOYD KNIGHT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled130

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

RODOLFO PROTACIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

GLENDALE

California

ARSHED MALIK M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled129

METAIRIE

Louisiana

PHILLIP JONES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled129

TUPELO

Mississippi

CLIVE OTSUKA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

HONOLULU

Hawaii

GEORGE WHIDDON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled129

QUINCY

Florida

GEORGE PATTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

JACKSON

Mississippi

DANA PARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

TYLER

Texas

ALDO MONTES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled128

MIRAMAR

Florida

BENJAMIN KREMER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

MIAMI

Florida