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DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem 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

1.56M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 180 of 3395

$99.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 269 of 3395

452,593
Patients

Rank: 167 of 3395

172,464
Prescribers

Rank: 142 of 3395

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52%

of people say

it's worth it

49%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.43M

2011

1.97M

2012

2.5M

2013

2.42M

2014

1.56M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$69M

2011

$97M

2012

$127M

2013

$107M

2014

$99.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$57

2011

$58

2012

$60

2013

$70

2014

$71

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 36,844 141,026 $7.88M
New York 40,669 139,636 $9.74M
California 36,847 127,496 $7.11M
Florida 26,930 90,309 $5.53M
Ohio 25,937 79,075 $5.47M
North Carolina 18,083 73,901 $4.05M
Massachusetts 16,535 68,900 $3.97M
Texas 18,053 58,732 $4.23M
Michigan 20,935 56,114 $4.5M
Georgia 13,233 54,044 $2.86M
Illinois 15,300 47,364 $3.57M
New Jersey 15,440 46,262 $3.72M
Indiana 12,590 44,354 $2.77M
Virginia 11,036 39,890 $2.42M
Tennessee 11,557 38,789 $2.18M
South Carolina 8,702 36,053 $1.99M
Alabama 9,024 32,589 $1.94M
Connecticut 7,704 28,511 $2.13M
Missouri 8,859 26,894 $2.11M
Louisiana 6,288 26,707 $1.2M
Kentucky 8,085 26,037 $1.61M
Arizona 7,926 21,012 $1.49M
Maryland 6,131 18,173 $1.75M
Rhode Island 3,311 17,283 $737K
Minnesota 5,600 15,081 $1.32M
West Virginia 4,213 14,706 $780K
Wisconsin 5,224 14,105 $1.29M
Washington 5,756 13,191 $1.06M
Mississippi 3,149 12,913 $624K
Kansas 4,045 11,280 $641K
Iowa 3,632 10,933 $716K
Arkansas 3,055 10,178 $554K
Oklahoma 3,059 8,781 $700K
Oregon 3,782 8,639 $680K
Colorado 3,609 8,039 $641K
New Hampshire 2,542 8,026 $580K
Nevada 2,599 7,821 $496K
Hawaii 1,975 7,625 $449K
North Dakota 1,568 6,438 $270K
Maine 2,202 6,119 $620K
Nebraska 1,663 5,386 $295K
New Mexico 1,894 4,863 $390K
Vermont 1,380 4,180 $366K
Utah 1,855 4,098 $304K
Idaho 1,659 3,817 $288K
District of Columbia 951 3,587 $273K
Delaware 1,358 3,422 $420K
South Dakota 1,000 3,220 $156K
Montana 1,155 3,171 $167K
Alaska 269 914 $71.6K
Wyoming 327 769 $58.2K
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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Top prescribers for DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NORMAN JAFFE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled148

SYRACUSE

New York

SCOTT HIMEDA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

HONOLULU

Hawaii

DALPINDER SANDHU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled148

FRESNO

California

JAMES DEVLIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled147

BROCKWAY

Pennsylvania

ABDULRAB AZIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled146

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

SHAHID RANA MD FACC

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled146

PRINCETON

West Virginia

STEVEN ISSERMAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled145

HICKORY

North Carolina

BRIAN SNODDY M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled144

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ELEANOR SULLIVAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled144

HYANNIS

Massachusetts

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled143

BRANDON

Mississippi

LAWRENCE MCAULIFFE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled142

HYANNIS

Massachusetts

STEPHEN SOLDO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled141

ARCADIA

California

BOBBIE ROBB NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled141

COLUMBUS

Indiana

GARY HAMBEL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled141

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

WILLIAM HANCOCK M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled140

TIFTON

Georgia

EDWARD KEATING M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled140

EAST PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

MICHAEL ROCHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

NORTH DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

SAM HANSEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled139

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

JOSEPH DICOLA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled139

ATTLEBORO

Massachusetts

THOMAS WILSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

CLEVELAND

Ohio

VENKATESH VADDIGIRI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

WOODBURY

New York

CHRISTODULOS STAVENS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled138

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

NEIL BRANDON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled137

WAKEFIELD

Rhode Island

WILLIAM SKINNER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled137

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JOHN OLEARY DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

WAKEFIELD

Rhode Island