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VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Venlafaxine extended-release (long-acting) capsules are also used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worrying that is difficult to control), social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life), and panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Venlafaxine is in a class of medications called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). It works by increasing the amounts of serotonin and norepinephrine, natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

658K
Medicare Part D Claims
$60.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 79,441 $4.41M
California 78,281 $4.83M
Ohio 54,884 $3.06M
Texas 53,495 $3.09M
Pennsylvania 52,322 $3.19M
New York 48,205 $2.86M
North Carolina 38,951 $2.32M
Georgia 34,298 $1.81M
Tennessee 33,717 $1.86M
Illinois 30,397 $1.75M
Michigan 30,139 $2.09M
Missouri 29,953 $1.68M
Massachusetts 26,595 $1.73M
Kentucky 26,548 $1.42M
Washington 26,332 $1.7M
Virginia 23,283 $1.36M
Arizona 22,718 $1.28M
Indiana 22,102 $1.27M
Minnesota 21,890 $1.38M
Arkansas 21,310 $1.2M
Alabama 20,527 $1.03M
Wisconsin 20,367 $1.3M
Colorado 17,530 $1.11M
South Carolina 17,397 $1.02M
Oregon 17,315 $1.09M
Oklahoma 16,186 $938K
Louisiana 14,793 $750K
Iowa 14,346 $814K
Kansas 12,896 $689K
Puerto Rico 12,543 $375K
Mississippi 12,430 $595K
New Jersey 11,393 $707K
Maryland 9,005 $562K
Rhode Island 8,578 $548K
Nebraska 8,404 $437K
Connecticut 7,934 $461K
New Mexico 7,913 $466K
West Virginia 7,543 $435K
Idaho 6,421 $392K
Nevada 6,399 $373K
Utah 5,939 $408K
New Hampshire 5,294 $321K
Maine 4,651 $266K
Montana 3,678 $206K
South Dakota 3,538 $202K
North Dakota 2,509 $121K
Vermont 2,402 $160K
Delaware 1,968 $130K
Hawaii 1,729 $110K
Wyoming 1,662 $107K
Alaska 733 $33K
District of Columbia 391 $25.2K
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 VENLAFAXINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD MILES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BELLA VISTA

Arkansas

WALTER GRIFFEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PARIS

Tennessee

OM SINGH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

JESUS ARENAS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

LA PUENTE

California

TERRY BURNS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHEROKEE VILLAGE

Arkansas

AHMAD MEHDI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GROTON

New York

MARK SMITH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

PARIKSITH SINGH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRING HILL

Florida

JONATHAN BUSBEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

THOMASTON

Georgia

LAVERNE HOOVER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CULLMAN

Alabama

JOHN SYMEONIDES MD,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PALM COAST

Florida

CHARLES RIPPBERGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

QUINCY

Massachusetts

ALAN BERKENWALD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORTHAMPTON

Massachusetts

SATYANARAYANA CHANDRAGIRI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SALEM

Oregon

CHARLES REED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WINNSBORO

Louisiana

IQBAL AMIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

FOSTER BRIN M.D.

Psychologist

Claims Filled50

MACON

Georgia

NEELAM SIHAG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

LOWELL

Massachusetts

MICHAEL SARIBALAS

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Ohio

SUNIL VERMA MD, MPH

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

WARWICK

Rhode Island

KRISHNA BHATT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

MANITOWOC

Wisconsin

BERNARD MICHLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

PHILLIP DIAS-MANDOLY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH WEIGEL N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

CULVER CITY

California

ROBERT OLSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

FARGO

North Dakota