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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
SHAUN LAURIE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled354

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

MINAS KOCHUMIAN M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled353

NORTHRIDGE

California

FADI ABOU-ISSA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled353

HOUMA

Louisiana

PETER ABEL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled352

MORGAN CITY

Louisiana

DEREK COOZE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled351

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

LEANDRO OTERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled349

MIAMI

Florida

PETER WAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled349

HONOLULU

Hawaii

HAGOP BEZIKIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled348

LOS ANGELES

California

RICHARD LAU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled347

HONOLULU

Hawaii

CHARLES HIRTH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled347

GROVE CITY

Ohio

JORGE CUELLO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled346

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS DOMINGUEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled343

DELTONA

Florida

UGOCHUKU NWACHUKU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled341

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

CHARLES OZBORN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled341

EUPORA

Mississippi

JAMES ORRELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled341

MARION

Indiana

DEBORAH STUCK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled340

WINNSBORO

South Carolina

JOHN WHEATLEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled340

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MIKHAIL AZRILEVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled339

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAMES KENNEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled337

HENDERSON

North Carolina

MICHAEL HIRSCH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled337

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled336

LOS ANGELES

California

RANDALL KEMP D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled336

SEMINOLE

Oklahoma

HENRY TAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled336

AIKEN

South Carolina

RICARDO ADAMES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled336

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

MARY RUDYK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled335

WILMINGTON

North Carolina