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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
ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

MIAMI

Florida

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

LOS ANGELES

California

ANTONIO PINERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled282

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN TZENG M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled282

ALHAMBRA

California

LOAN NGO M.D.

Claims Filled281

WESTMINSTER

California

KENNETH TAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled281

NEW YORK

New York

LUIS FELIPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled274

MIAMI

Florida

VICTOR PAZOS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled272

HIALEAH

Florida

LEANDRO OTERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled271

MIAMI

Florida

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled271

MIAMI

Florida

DONG CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled270

LOS ANGELES

California

ELEANOR AZURIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled270

HUNTINGTON PARK

California

RICHARD PISH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled268

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

CHUNG BUI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled265

WESTMINSTER

California

BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

GEORGE PUEBLITZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled263

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

LUIS LUGO-ARRENDELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

RICARDO MACHADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled258

HIALEAH

Florida

LLEWELLYN SIMON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

LAKE PROVIDENCE

Louisiana

MARLENE SANCHEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled253

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JAESOO PAK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled252

CERRITOS

California

AKSHAY PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled251

LAKEWOOD

New Jersey

OKSANA LEVITANSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled250

BROOKLYN

New York

JULIAN MARQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled250

HIALEAH

Florida

SIAMAK ETEHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled250

NORTHRIDGE

California