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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 »

Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 206,517 $31.7M
Florida 142,264 $21.6M
Pennsylvania 114,527 $17.3M
New York 102,490 $15.8M
Texas 95,567 $15.8M
Illinois 56,358 $9.38M
New Jersey 52,797 $9.39M
Georgia 47,934 $6.9M
Ohio 42,912 $7.01M
North Carolina 38,168 $5.52M
Missouri 36,488 $5.32M
Michigan 33,507 $6.55M
Louisiana 32,810 $4.53M
Arizona 32,329 $5.7M
Washington 28,543 $4.87M
Tennessee 28,537 $4.33M
Connecticut 28,357 $5.13M
Oregon 27,756 $4.52M
Indiana 25,246 $4.18M
Virginia 24,132 $3.88M
Mississippi 22,386 $2.93M
Kentucky 21,489 $3.32M
South Carolina 21,121 $3.23M
Alabama 18,482 $2.64M
Arkansas 18,395 $2.47M
Massachusetts 18,068 $3.04M
Oklahoma 17,879 $2.97M
Maryland 17,234 $3.4M
West Virginia 16,786 $2.54M
Colorado 14,630 $2.46M
Wisconsin 13,563 $2.14M
Iowa 13,312 $1.89M
Kansas 12,540 $1.94M
Nebraska 11,339 $1.55M
Nevada 9,801 $1.68M
New Mexico 8,975 $1.53M
Hawaii 7,493 $1.19M
Minnesota 7,382 $1.37M
Utah 7,268 $1.21M
Rhode Island 6,822 $992K
Maine 6,682 $1.27M
Idaho 6,005 $919K
Montana 3,967 $605K
Delaware 3,573 $740K
North Dakota 3,527 $527K
South Dakota 3,512 $503K
Wyoming 2,781 $444K
Vermont 2,681 $489K
New Hampshire 2,534 $472K
District of Columbia 1,952 $302K
Alaska 1,099 $172K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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