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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
MOHAMMAD KHAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled57

MESQUITE

Texas

JOHN ATKIN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled57

YATES CENTER

Kansas

MARYANN COLLINS NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled56

PENNINGTON GAP

Virginia

DAVID BLOMERT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

WILLIE LUCAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

GREENVILLE

Mississippi

PAUL MYERS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled56

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

ELIE HAGE-KORBAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled56

LEXINGTON

Tennessee

RAMON MOTOS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

RICHLANDS

Virginia

ERIC JOHNSON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled55

PLYMOUTH

Massachusetts

DWIGHT MCKENNA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled55

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

POLLACHI SELVAKUMARRAJ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

NAVASOTA

Texas

ZVI GROSS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled55

TAMARAC

Florida

WAYNE LEVIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

BRIDGEPORT

Connecticut

KENNETH SHARLIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled55

NIXA

Missouri

CHRISTOPHER SEWELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

ZAYD KAYLANI MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

HOUSTON

Texas

JOHN TURNER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

CANTON

Texas

JOEL GONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

SAURBH DESAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

DOUGLASVILLE

Georgia

HEATHER HENRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

GRIFFIN

Georgia

LAURENCE LUM D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

DESLOGE

Missouri

GARY FOWLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

WINFIELD

Alabama

INDRAVADAN GATIWALA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled53

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

TARA SAINI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

CEDARHURST

New York

FRED ROSS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

TALLAHASSEE

Florida