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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
VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled422

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN BARROSO M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled417

HIALEAH

Florida

VLADLEN KIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled417

LYNDHURST

Ohio

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled412

LOS ANGELES

California

CECELIA PACHECO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled410

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

EDWARD KO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled406

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MICHAEL ZIMMER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled405

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

SHEUNG LUI M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled397

NEW YORK

New York

ARTURO SUAREZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled397

HIALEAH

Florida

PAUL CHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled395

LOS ANGELES

California

LUDMILA GUDZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

UNION

New Jersey

MANUEL SANCHEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled382

HIALEAH

Florida

JORGE ROBLES MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled377

EL CENTRO

California

STEPHEN KWAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled366

LOS ANGELES

California

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled362

NEW YORK

New York

LUANA CARCASSONI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled361

HIALEAH

Florida

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled361

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

IRENE PERLOFF D.O., M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled349

BROOKLYN

New York

JAMES GREENBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled347

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JULIAN ARANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled345

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JORGE PASTORIZA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled344

MIAMI

Florida

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled327

MIAMI

Florida

DIANIK MARTINEZ M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled323

RICHMOND HILL

New York

BERTHA OLAZABAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled323

HIALEAH

Florida

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled323

LOS ANGELES

California