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CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks. This medicine is a calcium channel blocker. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

151K
Medicare Part D Claims
$45.5M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 106,156 $4.59M
Ohio 65,583 $2.91M
New York 63,957 $2.78M
Illinois 62,009 $2.93M
California 50,034 $2.18M
Missouri 39,407 $1.63M
Texas 39,318 $1.83M
Michigan 38,216 $2.08M
Tennessee 36,266 $1.48M
Pennsylvania 31,812 $1.34M
Arizona 31,221 $1.37M
Wisconsin 30,512 $1.32M
Minnesota 28,972 $1.39M
Indiana 27,432 $1.25M
North Carolina 26,455 $1.05M
Georgia 26,317 $1.08M
Puerto Rico 22,176 $783K
Washington 21,538 $1.01M
Kentucky 20,726 $848K
New Jersey 20,694 $993K
Oregon 18,265 $797K
Alabama 17,888 $671K
Kansas 16,969 $603K
Virginia 16,540 $712K
Massachusetts 14,385 $616K
Colorado 13,787 $609K
Louisiana 13,322 $530K
Iowa 13,300 $493K
Oklahoma 10,914 $503K
South Carolina 10,624 $438K
New Mexico 10,153 $482K
Maryland 9,376 $477K
Nebraska 9,044 $332K
Connecticut 8,860 $416K
Arkansas 8,070 $293K
Mississippi 7,841 $281K
Nevada 6,902 $308K
West Virginia 6,838 $279K
Idaho 5,726 $248K
South Dakota 5,569 $201K
Utah 5,168 $239K
North Dakota 4,013 $144K
Hawaii 3,642 $169K
Delaware 3,291 $189K
Montana 2,968 $114K
Vermont 2,943 $129K
Rhode Island 2,489 $108K
New Hampshire 2,323 $123K
Wyoming 1,196 $48.6K
Alaska 768 $43.9K
Maine 637 $34.4K
District of Columbia 494 $18.4K
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 CARTIA XT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SILVIA PASTOR-ITURRICHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

FAIRFIELD

Ohio

LEONARD FAGAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled125

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

PRAKASH SHAH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled125

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

FRANK WENZKE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled125

KETTERING

Ohio

JEFFREY RIEDER MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled124

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

RICHARD BREWER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled124

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

ROBERT BYRNE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

BRIDGETON

Missouri

CARLOS GUERRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

HIALEAH

Florida

ANJNI BHAGAT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

MALONE

New York

J BRENNAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

COLUMBUS

Ohio

GREGORY BONAVITA M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled123

CANTON

Ohio

PEDRO ORTIZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled122

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

JOHN VANBODEGOM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

BURIEN

Washington

ALEXANDER SALERNO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

EAST ORANGE

New Jersey

JAMES BUTTITTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

BURIEN

Washington

THOMAS BRANDT M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled121

NORFOLK

Nebraska

MAGED HAIKAL

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled121

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

WILLAM SKINNER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled120

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

BRYAN BECK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled119

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

LORNE BABB M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

ENOSBURG FALLS

Vermont

STEPHEN EVANS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

JAY RAYAN MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

RICHARD HA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled117

HANNIBAL

Missouri

MAHENDER REDDY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

HUDSON

Florida

MICHAEL O'TOOLE MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled116

DOWNERS GROVE

Illinois