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VERAPAMIL HCL

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

443K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 367 of 3395

$17.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 756 of 3395

94,827
Patients

Rank: 430 of 3395

76,403
Prescribers

Rank: 318 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

432K

2011

427K

2012

450K

2013

453K

2014

443K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$11.6M

2011

$12.3M

2012

$14.1M

2013

$13.8M

2014

$17.4M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$36

2011

$38

2012

$42

2013

$52

2014

$55

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 8,113 35,093 $1.14M
California 7,371 31,517 $1.12M
Texas 7,038 30,246 $1.17M
New York 4,936 22,295 $1.01M
Pennsylvania 4,122 20,210 $819K
Ohio 3,993 18,748 $833K
Georgia 3,506 17,533 $619K
Michigan 3,962 15,611 $649K
Tennessee 3,170 15,300 $534K
North Carolina 3,103 15,219 $680K
Illinois 3,137 14,211 $623K
Missouri 2,262 11,816 $415K
Indiana 2,420 10,828 $449K
Massachusetts 2,087 9,756 $452K
Arizona 2,286 9,297 $403K
New Jersey 2,290 9,190 $430K
Kentucky 1,705 9,029 $331K
Virginia 1,920 8,275 $393K
South Carolina 1,692 8,081 $326K
Alabama 1,826 7,992 $296K
Louisiana 1,587 7,833 $357K
Arkansas 1,353 7,454 $229K
Washington 1,569 6,432 $261K
Mississippi 1,151 6,224 $191K
Wisconsin 1,381 6,051 $351K
Oklahoma 1,330 6,036 $236K
Maryland 1,454 5,699 $290K
Colorado 1,332 5,620 $242K
Oregon 1,194 5,109 $204K
Kansas 938 4,573 $172K
Connecticut 975 4,488 $216K
Minnesota 1,038 4,167 $283K
Iowa 850 4,080 $177K
Nevada 954 4,029 $195K
West Virginia 799 3,818 $127K
Rhode Island 423 2,224 $68.2K
Nebraska 423 2,064 $77.5K
Utah 520 2,054 $89.4K
New Mexico 477 1,990 $80.3K
New Hampshire 433 1,980 $94.2K
Maine 507 1,945 $110K
Idaho 428 1,783 $89.6K
Montana 295 1,419 $53.2K
Delaware 341 1,271 $77.2K
South Dakota 212 1,045 $44.9K
North Dakota 186 898 $43.5K
Hawaii 189 694 $34.2K
Vermont 171 669 $43.3K
Wyoming 127 532 $26.4K
District of Columbia 126 502 $18.9K
Alaska 69 340 $12.7K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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