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Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. A lower blood pressure may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. This medicine is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). More info »


Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 19,317 $2.37M
Florida 18,844 $2.07M
Puerto Rico 18,216 $1.68M
California 12,398 $1.53M
Pennsylvania 11,937 $1.35M
Texas 8,445 $1.01M
Ohio 7,218 $895K
Oregon 5,800 $697K
New Jersey 5,385 $705K
Washington 4,802 $598K
Illinois 4,687 $569K
North Carolina 4,685 $513K
Virginia 4,498 $543K
Kentucky 4,386 $556K
Michigan 4,187 $574K
Missouri 4,055 $421K
Maryland 4,029 $559K
Georgia 3,887 $405K
Wisconsin 3,704 $420K
Louisiana 3,615 $393K
Indiana 3,552 $402K
Massachusetts 3,400 $383K
Tennessee 2,928 $330K
Minnesota 2,746 $357K
South Carolina 2,531 $277K
Alabama 2,515 $261K
Iowa 2,354 $228K
Connecticut 2,183 $284K
Arizona 2,057 $274K
Rhode Island 2,013 $209K
West Virginia 2,007 $228K
Arkansas 1,845 $177K
Kansas 1,770 $190K
Nebraska 1,629 $165K
Oklahoma 1,587 $172K
Mississippi 1,462 $148K
Colorado 1,344 $167K
Idaho 1,178 $131K
Hawaii 1,094 $150K
New Mexico 973 $133K
South Dakota 929 $98.3K
Nevada 839 $102K
Delaware 825 $137K
North Dakota 646 $65.5K
Montana 631 $65.8K
Maine 510 $75.9K
Utah 478 $55.6K
New Hampshire 438 $52.5K
Vermont 274 $39.4K
District of Columbia 256 $29.6K
Wyoming 197 $20K
Alaska 192 $29.8K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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