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BENICAR

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

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.7M
Medicare Part D Claims
$211M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 217,269 $28.2M
Florida 154,235 $19.3M
Pennsylvania 120,968 $15.2M
Texas 99,623 $13.6M
New York 96,698 $12.9M
Illinois 62,205 $8.43M
Georgia 49,432 $5.99M
New Jersey 48,951 $7.05M
Ohio 46,512 $6.32M
North Carolina 43,794 $5.24M
Missouri 39,148 $4.74M
Arizona 36,774 $5.33M
Washington 36,314 $5.04M
Louisiana 33,862 $4.08M
Oregon 33,687 $4.55M
Tennessee 29,090 $3.61M
Michigan 28,158 $4.4M
Indiana 26,531 $3.63M
Virginia 26,179 $3.5M
Connecticut 25,949 $3.77M
Kentucky 23,641 $3.03M
Mississippi 21,646 $2.39M
South Carolina 20,968 $2.66M
Alabama 20,214 $2.39M
Massachusetts 18,827 $2.63M
Arkansas 18,542 $2.09M
Oklahoma 18,230 $2.48M
Maryland 17,699 $2.95M
West Virginia 17,523 $2.23M
Wisconsin 16,022 $2.07M
Colorado 15,997 $2.25M
Iowa 15,099 $1.76M
Kansas 14,459 $1.82M
Nebraska 12,840 $1.46M
Nevada 11,644 $1.65M
New Mexico 9,486 $1.32M
Utah 9,037 $1.22M
Minnesota 9,000 $1.35M
Hawaii 8,566 $1.14M
Maine 7,445 $1.15M
Idaho 7,165 $905K
Rhode Island 6,539 $790K
Montana 4,553 $569K
South Dakota 4,334 $514K
North Dakota 4,172 $506K
Delaware 3,664 $639K
Wyoming 3,067 $406K
Vermont 3,016 $446K
New Hampshire 2,782 $430K
Puerto Rico 2,398 $260K
District of Columbia 1,869 $243K
Alaska 1,417 $183K
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 BENICAR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES LIU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,510

SAN GABRIEL

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,133

LOS ANGELES

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,007

LOS ANGELES

California

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled985

LOS ANGELES

California

WEI SUN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled854

NEW YORK

New York

LI LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled772

MONTEREY PARK

California

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled715

SAN GABRIEL

California

MOSES HYUN MD

Claims Filled620

LOS ANGELES

California

WEI WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled610

MONTEREY PARK

California

SINGH BOUN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled606

MONTEREY PARK

California

JIMMY YUE

Nephrology

Claims Filled565

ALHAMBRA

California

TAO DUONG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled556

WESTMINSTER

California

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled554

LOS ANGELES

California

JORGE VENEREO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled530

MIAMI

Florida

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled530

ALHAMBRA

California

HUAN D LE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled517

WESTMINSTER

California

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled509

ALHAMBRA

California

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled496

LOS ANGELES

California

ARIEL RAMIREZ NAVARRO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled482

MIAMI

Florida

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Claims Filled461

MIAMI

Florida

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled460

GARDEN GROVE

California

MARIA BETANCOURT

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled456

MIAMI

Florida

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled449

BEVERLY HILLS

California

VINH-KHIEM NGUYEN-PHUOC M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled445

WESTMINSTER

California

CHUNG NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled430

LOS ANGELES

California