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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Amlodipine is in a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. Benazepril is in a class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.82M
Medicare Part D Claims
$296M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 263,136 $23.3M
Texas 244,124 $23.9M
New York 219,426 $21.6M
California 217,287 $20.3M
Pennsylvania 193,532 $18.3M
North Carolina 144,174 $12.1M
Georgia 125,179 $10.5M
Ohio 124,129 $12.8M
Illinois 120,965 $11.7M
Tennessee 110,595 $9.84M
Puerto Rico 106,889 $7.38M
Louisiana 94,159 $8.01M
South Carolina 92,404 $8.35M
New Jersey 90,953 $9.45M
Alabama 88,053 $7.4M
Virginia 80,272 $7.5M
Mississippi 80,121 $5.92M
Indiana 70,159 $6.81M
Kentucky 69,252 $6.28M
Michigan 59,650 $7.26M
Missouri 58,578 $4.86M
Arkansas 53,229 $4.29M
Oklahoma 50,048 $4.89M
Iowa 38,646 $3.15M
Maryland 33,284 $3.84M
West Virginia 33,043 $3.04M
Kansas 31,385 $2.58M
Wisconsin 29,671 $3M
Arizona 28,285 $3M
Connecticut 28,205 $2.89M
Minnesota 22,348 $2.33M
Hawaii 20,826 $1.85M
Nebraska 19,682 $1.55M
Massachusetts 17,681 $1.77M
Colorado 15,569 $1.59M
Oregon 14,777 $1.45M
Washington 14,445 $1.49M
Utah 13,148 $1.35M
Nevada 12,731 $1.22M
Rhode Island 10,002 $858K
Idaho 9,717 $890K
New Mexico 8,545 $930K
Delaware 6,492 $812K
South Dakota 6,469 $562K
Montana 5,669 $501K
North Dakota 5,481 $478K
New Hampshire 4,601 $494K
Maine 4,253 $488K
District of Columbia 3,959 $390K
Wyoming 2,944 $282K
Vermont 2,133 $224K
Alaska 1,508 $135K
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 AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
VICTOR TAMAYO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled371

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

HOVANES TER-ZAKARIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled371

LOS ANGELES

California

SUDHA PRASAD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled370

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

PETER CHOY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled369

MIAMI

Florida

ELDA HERNANDEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled369

MIAMI

Florida

VALERIE SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled367

KENNETT

Missouri

FORREST JONES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled367

CHICAGO

Illinois

HECTOR MONTALVO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled366

METAIRIE

Louisiana

KEITH WOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled366

HONOLULU

Hawaii

SATINDER SAINI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled364

CROWLEY

Louisiana

YURI CABALLERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled363

EL PASO

Texas

ENDIA WALLS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled363

HOUSTON

Texas

HARLAN HICKS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled362

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

JOSEPH THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled360

VALDOSTA

Georgia

HAROLD MIGNOTT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled360

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MISSAK KLTCHIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled360

LOS ANGELES

California

ANTONIO RAMOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled359

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JOHN ODOM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled359

MULLINS

South Carolina

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled358

MIAMI

Florida

YU-CHENG JEFF CHEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled358

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled357

ALICE

Texas

MICHAEL BAKER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled356

ROLLING FORK

Mississippi

ANTHONY ROBINSON PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled356

CHAPEL HILL

North Carolina

RICHARD CASSOFF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled355

AMBRIDGE

Pennsylvania

DENNIS CHUGH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled355

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York