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BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks. This medicine is a combination of an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and a diuretic ("water pill"). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.03M
Medicare Part D Claims
$144M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 105,144 $14M
California 101,052 $13.8M
Texas 75,729 $11.1M
Pennsylvania 73,670 $10.1M
New York 71,706 $9.84M
Illinois 40,946 $6.02M
Georgia 39,789 $5.06M
New Jersey 36,841 $5.64M
North Carolina 35,712 $4.55M
Ohio 32,768 $4.8M
Louisiana 27,875 $3.55M
Mississippi 23,315 $2.7M
Missouri 22,047 $2.92M
Tennessee 20,888 $2.8M
South Carolina 19,513 $2.57M
Indiana 19,471 $2.92M
Virginia 18,903 $2.68M
Alabama 17,780 $2.18M
Michigan 16,952 $2.87M
Connecticut 16,121 $2.58M
Arizona 15,633 $2.5M
Kentucky 14,788 $2.11M
Arkansas 14,575 $1.72M
Washington 13,637 $2.11M
Maryland 12,936 $2.23M
Oklahoma 12,709 $1.91M
Oregon 12,198 $1.8M
West Virginia 11,248 $1.52M
Wisconsin 9,296 $1.34M
Kansas 8,900 $1.24M
Iowa 8,333 $1.08M
Colorado 7,988 $1.25M
Nebraska 7,883 $1.01M
Utah 7,672 $1.09M
Nevada 7,504 $1.16M
Massachusetts 6,499 $1.01M
Hawaii 5,107 $724K
New Mexico 4,315 $683K
Idaho 4,261 $601K
Minnesota 4,109 $683K
Rhode Island 3,229 $439K
Maine 2,557 $438K
Puerto Rico 2,500 $286K
Montana 2,381 $329K
South Dakota 2,364 $307K
Delaware 2,330 $436K
North Dakota 2,063 $299K
Wyoming 1,868 $262K
District of Columbia 1,521 $227K
Vermont 1,455 $223K
New Hampshire 1,260 $194K
Alaska 610 $100K
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 BENICAR HCT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MANUEL SANCHEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled251

HIALEAH

Florida

IMRAN SHERIFF M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled249

RENO

Nevada

CHUNG NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled246

LOS ANGELES

California

NATALIYA ZELMAN-SOSONKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

STATEN ISLAND

New York

DINA LIBERMAN M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled242

BROOKLYN

New York

EDDIE LIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled239

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ALEXANDER SHEKHTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled238

BROOKLYN

New York

YURY ZAMDBORG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled232

BROOKLYN

New York

THAI NGUYEN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled231

WESTMINSTER

California

JOSE BARAHONA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

EL PASO

Texas

VALERY KUZNETSOV M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled229

BROOKLYN

New York

TAO DUONG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled226

WESTMINSTER

California

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled223

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

ALLA BOYKOFF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

SAN FRANCISCO

California

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled221

MIAMI

Florida

SURINDER BAJWA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled221

NEW KENSINGTON

Pennsylvania

AJIT KHAIRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled218

FRESNO

California

STAN MAYS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled217

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

STEPHEN HARDIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled215

MARTINSVILLE

Indiana

TODD MOTLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

BROOKLYN

New York

RAMAZ DZHANASHVILI M.D

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled211

ENCINO

California

ZALMAN STAROSTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled208

BROOKLYN

New York

AFSHINE EMRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled208

TARZANA

California

IRINA PRUCHANSKY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled207

BROOKLYN

New York