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PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Prazosin is in a class of medications called alpha-blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

143K
Medicare Part D Claims
$4.92M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 42,793 $910K
Washington 23,642 $388K
New York 10,569 $226K
Florida 9,595 $194K
Massachusetts 9,499 $164K
Pennsylvania 8,927 $171K
Texas 8,411 $164K
Arizona 8,171 $121K
Oregon 8,003 $133K
Ohio 7,484 $145K
Tennessee 6,960 $135K
Colorado 6,593 $111K
Illinois 6,503 $145K
Minnesota 6,226 $133K
Missouri 6,111 $105K
North Carolina 6,090 $109K
Wisconsin 5,499 $119K
Indiana 5,034 $92.9K
Michigan 4,826 $115K
New Mexico 3,909 $74.8K
Georgia 3,794 $72.5K
Oklahoma 3,639 $64.2K
Kentucky 3,554 $67.4K
Idaho 3,464 $52.5K
Iowa 3,201 $58.8K
New Jersey 2,972 $62.9K
Connecticut 2,936 $43.9K
Kansas 2,765 $45.9K
Maine 2,764 $47.5K
Virginia 2,743 $56.7K
Arkansas 2,692 $46.4K
Alabama 2,678 $48.7K
Mississippi 2,302 $38.7K
Maryland 2,184 $53.3K
West Virginia 2,114 $35.9K
Nebraska 2,082 $30.7K
New Hampshire 2,037 $31.7K
Rhode Island 2,029 $30.8K
Louisiana 2,013 $39.3K
Montana 2,012 $32.1K
Nevada 1,870 $34.2K
Utah 1,779 $26.1K
Vermont 1,370 $25.6K
South Carolina 1,326 $25K
Alaska 1,229 $15.8K
South Dakota 1,168 $19.7K
Hawaii 975 $20.7K
Puerto Rico 684 $11.6K
North Dakota 651 $13.7K
Wyoming 317 $7,337
Delaware 227 $6,055
District of Columbia 196 $3,353
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 PRAZOSIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JEFFREY NELSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled96

COUPEVILLE

Washington

ANTHONY ARROYO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

WALNUT CREEK

California

JOSEPH PALERMO DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

SEATTLE

Washington

FRANCIS GAGLIARDI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled95

COTTONWOOD

Arizona

MAZIYAR SHOAEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

LONG BEACH

California

RICHARD LANDERS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

PORTER RANCH

California

MALCOLM WRIGHT M. D.

Specialist

Claims Filled92

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

ROBERT HILL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled92

TROY

Tennessee

JOSEPH LASEK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled91

BURLINGTON

Vermont

MARIANNE MARSH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled90

CLAREMONT

New Hampshire

TINSLEY RUCKER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

RICHARD FRITZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

DECATUR

Illinois

ALBERTO BUTALID MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

CARLYLE

Illinois

THOMAS MCLAUGHLIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled88

LAWRENCE

Massachusetts

BENTON KINNEY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled87

REDDING

California

JANE THOMPSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

LAWRENCE

Massachusetts

CHRISTINE DALY

Psychiatry

Claims Filled87

HELENA

Montana

SANDRA CARRIER ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled87

EVERETT

Washington

ERIC SIMMONS DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled86

BOISE

Idaho

LOVELLA CALUYA-DIAZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled86

SAN MATEO

California

ROBERT HOGAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled86

SAN DIEGO

California

HERBERT ROEHRICH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled86

KENOSHA

Wisconsin

ANTHONY DE MORY M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled86

SAN ANGELO

Texas

IOANNIS ELEFTHERIADIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

ANTIOCH

California

MATTHEW JOLLEY MD

Claims Filled85

TWIN FALLS

Idaho