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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
JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled321

MIAMI

Florida

RAFAEL CHIONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled319

MIAMI

Florida

INNA PILDYSH DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled317

BROOKLYN

New York

MIN CHA M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled316

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE GONZALEZ

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled316

HOBOKEN

New Jersey

RAMIRO CORO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled315

HIALEAH

Florida

ZIHE SHAN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled315

BROOKLYN

New York

TUOC DUONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled314

WESTMINSTER

California

MERI KRYSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

INNA INOYATOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled309

BROOKLYN

New York

NEIL KUMAR MD

Specialist

Claims Filled300

ROSEBURG

Oregon

EDUARDO ABDALA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled299

VALLEJO

California

NORA TEE M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled298

ALHAMBRA

California

MICHAEL DAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled294

GARDEN GROVE

California

VOLTAIRE VELARDE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled291

VALLEJO

California

CHINH HUYNH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled290

WESTMINSTER

California

VICTOR DINH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled289

GARDEN GROVE

California

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

NEW YORK

New York

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled287

LOS ANGELES

California

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled286

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERTO ARCE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled286

MIAMI

Florida

ELENA PERNASWAECHTER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled285

MIAMI

Florida

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled284

HIALEAH

Florida

JAYNIER MOYA HECHEVARRIA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled284

MIAMI

Florida