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VERAPAMIL HCL

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). The immediate-release tablets are also used alone or with other medications to prevent and treat irregular heartbeats. Verapamil is in a class of medications called calcium-channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart and slows electrical activity in the heart to control the heart rate. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

274K
Medicare Part D Claims
$11.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 35,592 $815K
California 33,566 $836K
Texas 27,737 $734K
New York 21,243 $629K
Puerto Rico 20,660 $206K
Pennsylvania 20,182 $552K
Ohio 16,956 $515K
Georgia 16,896 $463K
Tennessee 15,967 $376K
North Carolina 14,207 $435K
Illinois 14,115 $424K
Missouri 11,282 $284K
Michigan 11,271 $330K
Indiana 10,413 $302K
Massachusetts 9,842 $323K
Alabama 8,863 $214K
Kentucky 8,693 $227K
Virginia 8,666 $269K
New Jersey 8,301 $245K
Arizona 8,026 $260K
South Carolina 7,600 $194K
Louisiana 7,362 $213K
Arkansas 7,327 $152K
Washington 6,673 $189K
Mississippi 6,662 $127K
Oklahoma 6,500 $187K
Wisconsin 5,691 $229K
Oregon 5,266 $156K
Maryland 5,156 $173K
Colorado 4,811 $144K
Kansas 4,733 $111K
Iowa 4,698 $110K
Minnesota 4,162 $178K
West Virginia 4,127 $97.6K
Nevada 3,966 $150K
Connecticut 3,919 $126K
Rhode Island 2,289 $55.8K
Nebraska 2,216 $51.7K
Maine 2,141 $70.2K
New Mexico 2,027 $57.6K
Idaho 1,864 $62.3K
Utah 1,712 $55.8K
New Hampshire 1,534 $52K
South Dakota 1,340 $33.7K
Montana 1,250 $39.1K
Delaware 1,185 $51K
North Dakota 750 $25.7K
Hawaii 738 $23K
Vermont 713 $26.7K
Wyoming 529 $14.5K
District of Columbia 418 $13.9K
Alaska 310 $9,699
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 VERAPAMIL HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN DIMONDO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DECATUR

Illinois

SYED ANWAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BEAUMONT

Texas

HALEY MANLEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BARNESVILLE

Georgia

VALERIE FLACCO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GALESBURG

Illinois

BALAKRISHNA MUNDODI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MOLINE

Illinois

WILLIAM CRAIG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHORTSVILLE

New York

BARRY ARNASON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

DEVENDER BATRA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled51

STCLAIRSVILLE

Ohio

CARLA HARWELL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

CLEVELAND

Ohio

THERESA FURNISH ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled51

COVINGTON

Kentucky

ATUL PRAKASH M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled51

CLIFTON

New Jersey

GERALD HILL M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled51

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

HUGH POINDEXTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

CONROE

Texas

PHILIP LABARBERA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

IOANA PAHLEVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

GLENN DAVIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

PROCTORVILLE

Ohio

KASH BIDDLE DO

General Practice

Claims Filled51

BROKEN ARROW

Oklahoma

MUHAMMAD BHATTI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

MARCOS BORRERO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled51

SAN DIEGO

California

ELLIS BERKOWITZ M.D.02

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ST. JOSEPH

Missouri

LUISA GAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled51

MESQUITE

Texas

MARVIN KENDRICK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled51

CONCORD

Massachusetts

YOGESH SHAH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled51

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

Florida

SUMNER CULLOM M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled52

OSCEOLA

Arkansas

SURINDER SRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

CHEROKEE VLG

Arkansas