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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
RADHIKA MENON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled90

HUDSON

Florida

LINDA HOUSEWRIGHT FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled88

BULLS GAP

Tennessee

SURENDRA RAYTHATHA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled87

CASS CITY

Michigan

NANG LOK ELLI TSANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

SAN FRANCISCO

California

WILLIAM SARGEANT D.O.,P.C.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled83

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

GEORGE HERDEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled81

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

Florida

GEORGE WANG M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled80

MESA

Arizona

GEORGE WEST MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

KINSTON

North Carolina

WILLIAM ROBERSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

HENDERSON

Texas

DAVID SHERWOOD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

SMYRNA

Delaware

JOHN MAGNER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

CENTREVILLE

Illinois

RICARDO CIGARROA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled76

LAREDO

Texas

DEAN KOUKOS DO

General Practice

Claims Filled76

BARNWELL

South Carolina

DANIEL DILLARD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

SADAF BANGASH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

KENDALLVILLE

Indiana

BRENDA VOZZA ZEID MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

HENDERSON

Texas

PEDRO MORALES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

ST PETE

Florida

MORTON CORIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled74

HIALEAH

Florida

DAVID KIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

CARTERSVILLE

Georgia

DAVID KIM M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled73

SMYRNA

Georgia

JANUSZ WOLANIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled72

NANTICOKE

Pennsylvania

JUAN CUETO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled72

MIAMI

Florida

DONALD HOWARD DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled72

HALLANDALE BEACH

Florida

ESTEBAN RUIZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

JULIE KENNON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled72

CLAY CITY

Kentucky