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VALSARTAN

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.11M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 223 of 3362

$225M
Retail Cost

Rank: 124 of 3362

417,653
Patients

Rank: 178 of 3362

152,306
Prescribers

Rank: 165 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

1.11M

2014

3.96M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$225M

2014

$322M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

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2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$101

2014

$105

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 45,895 116,895 $24.4M
California 46,419 116,726 $24.7M
Pennsylvania 29,461 85,300 $16.7M
Texas 30,155 76,607 $16M
Florida 28,774 70,723 $14.1M
New Jersey 22,644 53,136 $12.5M
Illinois 16,647 45,646 $9M
Ohio 15,761 41,052 $8.85M
Georgia 12,139 36,010 $6.43M
Massachusetts 12,637 34,288 $7.31M
North Carolina 10,726 31,576 $5.4M
South Carolina 9,753 29,851 $5.01M
Tennessee 8,748 24,640 $4.67M
Virginia 8,415 22,743 $4.43M
Indiana 8,680 22,302 $4.79M
Connecticut 8,868 21,540 $4.64M
Arizona 8,757 21,235 $4.56M
Michigan 8,235 18,580 $4.5M
Alabama 6,312 17,700 $3.4M
Louisiana 5,701 17,478 $2.93M
Missouri 6,231 17,388 $3.27M
Kentucky 5,500 15,579 $2.98M
Maryland 6,512 14,729 $3.6M
Wisconsin 5,331 13,632 $2.95M
Mississippi 3,674 11,344 $1.77M
Oklahoma 3,662 9,347 $1.93M
Washington 3,658 9,126 $2M
Colorado 3,267 8,143 $1.75M
Arkansas 2,555 7,932 $1.27M
Oregon 2,704 6,955 $1.51M
West Virginia 2,236 6,351 $1.17M
Minnesota 2,447 6,018 $1.28M
Rhode Island 1,784 5,504 $941K
Delaware 2,601 5,486 $1.51M
New Hampshire 2,014 5,293 $1.1M
Maine 2,320 5,281 $1.24M
Iowa 1,764 5,175 $846K
Kansas 1,734 4,882 $920K
Hawaii 1,842 4,854 $977K
New Mexico 1,857 4,684 $1.05M
Nevada 1,620 3,625 $824K
Nebraska 989 3,033 $487K
Utah 1,244 2,854 $624K
District of Columbia 810 2,227 $400K
Alaska 479 1,568 $256K
Idaho 643 1,550 $326K
Montana 534 1,346 $274K
Vermont 521 1,239 $290K
North Dakota 340 972 $162K
South Dakota 313 869 $140K
Wyoming 283 699 $143K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for VALSARTAN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARIA LOURDES MARA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled241

SAN DIEGO

California

MAX MERCADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled205

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled188

LOS ANGELES

California

WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled170

NEW YORK

New York

JAROSLAV GOLDMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

CHICAGO

Illinois

RICHARD GARMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled162

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

LAN NGUYEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled149

WESTMINSTER

California

RAMON CARRILLO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

CORAL GABLES

Florida

CARLOS MUNIZ MOLINERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

ANTONIO GORDON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

HIALEAH

Florida

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

SHERYL HABER-KUO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled145

MERCERVILLE

New Jersey

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled143

MIAMI

Florida

ANDY MULHOLLEN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

NEW YORK

New York

YONG LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

NEW YORK

New York

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled137

LOS ANGELES

California

FRANCISCO PENA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled136

LAREDO

Texas

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

LOS ANGELES

California

TERESA ALFONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

MIAMI

Florida

RABEYA RAHMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

BROOKLYN

New York

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

CHICAGO

Illinois

RICHARD SHERMAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled129

SIMPSONVILLE

South Carolina

ALFONSO LUEVANO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled125

CARRIZO SPRINGS

Texas

STEVE TAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled123

NEW YORK

New York