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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 »

Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 34,122 $863K
California 32,559 $878K
Texas 27,294 $777K
New York 20,566 $651K
Pennsylvania 19,937 $560K
Ohio 17,105 $552K
Georgia 16,779 $474K
Tennessee 15,619 $384K
North Carolina 13,893 $449K
Illinois 13,138 $416K
Michigan 12,990 $401K
Missouri 10,858 $297K
Indiana 10,377 $330K
Massachusetts 9,647 $335K
Alabama 9,112 $230K
New Jersey 9,070 $310K
Kentucky 8,746 $244K
Virginia 8,278 $276K
Arizona 7,983 $289K
Louisiana 7,764 $227K
Arkansas 7,569 $167K
South Carolina 7,338 $200K
Washington 6,797 $216K
Mississippi 6,628 $137K
Oklahoma 6,483 $188K
Wisconsin 5,476 $252K
Oregon 5,283 $166K
Maryland 5,076 $183K
Colorado 4,853 $155K
Iowa 4,452 $120K
Kansas 4,312 $115K
Minnesota 4,132 $191K
Nevada 4,040 $162K
West Virginia 3,961 $102K
Connecticut 3,921 $142K
Rhode Island 2,300 $62.7K
Maine 2,065 $73.9K
Nebraska 1,962 $52.4K
Idaho 1,873 $70K
Utah 1,748 $62.9K
New Mexico 1,693 $56.9K
New Hampshire 1,603 $57.1K
Montana 1,260 $42.6K
South Dakota 1,242 $29.4K
Delaware 1,199 $51.1K
North Dakota 732 $23.1K
Vermont 732 $30.5K
Hawaii 694 $23.7K
Wyoming 579 $15.2K
District of Columbia 436 $15.7K
Alaska 321 $8,324
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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