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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
SALOMON MITRANI-SEVY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled235

MIAMI

Florida

CLIFFORD TALBERT MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled222

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

VIJAYA KATUKOTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

LOS ANGELES

California

RONALD SHAW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled164

APOPKA

Florida

BETTY RICHARDSON CNFP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled162

MCCOMB

Mississippi

STEPHEN WOODSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

STIGLER

Oklahoma

ROBERT PARDO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

WESLACO

Texas

REX GALLEMORE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled140

NEOSHO

Missouri

MARK JOHNS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled134

MIDLOTHIAN

Virginia

RAJENDRA DESAI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled130

DOUGLASVILLE

Georgia

EDWARD MYERS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled129

WARREN

Ohio

MARVIN DORPH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

HOCKESSIN

Delaware

ROGER HUELSNITZ MD

Claims Filled118

HOMERVILLE

Georgia

DAVID BOSSHARDT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

RINGGOLD

Georgia

BENJAMIN LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

CATONSVILLE

Maryland

DARRELL O'QUINN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled109

PURVIS

Mississippi

JOSEPH MORRIS D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled106

JEFFERSON CITY

Missouri

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled106

JACKSON

Tennessee

IDUAMA KELLY-DOKUBO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled104

PASADENA

California

JUAN ESCOBAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

LONG BEACH

California

EDWIN HAMILTON MD

Claims Filled100

FORT LAUDERDALE

Florida

JAMES COBB M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled99

BOGART

Georgia

WILLIAM PIECHAL D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled91

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

MIAMI

Florida

JAMES FRANKS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

FORREST CITY

Arkansas