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MULTAQ

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

143K
Medicare Part D Claims
$121M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 41,036 $12.2M
California 39,168 $11.5M
Texas 29,961 $8.65M
New York 26,699 $7.93M
Pennsylvania 26,094 $7.48M
Ohio 19,761 $5.83M
Illinois 18,328 $5.36M
Tennessee 13,686 $3.81M
North Carolina 12,883 $3.52M
New Jersey 12,491 $3.88M
Louisiana 11,867 $3.22M
Michigan 11,428 $3.75M
Indiana 11,067 $3.18M
Kentucky 10,582 $2.99M
Missouri 10,405 $2.84M
Georgia 9,314 $2.52M
Virginia 9,125 $2.65M
South Carolina 8,001 $2.22M
Alabama 7,907 $2.01M
Arizona 6,796 $2.14M
Oklahoma 6,075 $1.71M
Wisconsin 5,432 $1.61M
Arkansas 4,907 $1.28M
Washington 4,727 $1.43M
Kansas 4,625 $1.25M
West Virginia 4,488 $1.27M
Nebraska 4,426 $1.17M
Maryland 4,086 $1.33M
Mississippi 3,970 $1.05M
Massachusetts 3,793 $1.13M
Connecticut 3,649 $1.12M
Colorado 3,436 $1.04M
Iowa 3,352 $901K
Oregon 3,069 $867K
Nevada 3,032 $929K
Minnesota 2,455 $736K
Utah 2,124 $606K
Montana 1,610 $459K
New Mexico 1,554 $461K
Puerto Rico 1,517 $372K
Hawaii 1,343 $429K
Idaho 1,084 $303K
South Dakota 992 $261K
Rhode Island 898 $243K
North Dakota 856 $233K
Maine 811 $264K
Delaware 772 $307K
Vermont 735 $213K
New Hampshire 660 $195K
Wyoming 642 $179K
District of Columbia 283 $73.8K
Alaska 255 $80.1K
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 MULTAQ

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MAYER RASHTIAN M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled559

PASADENA

California

DANIEL MCGOWAN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled354

KEARNEY

Nebraska

JOHN DYLEWSKI M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled347

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

SHELDON BROWNSTEIN M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled344

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ALEXANDER SHAKNOVICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled320

NEW YORK

New York

HARRY HAWTHORNE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled292

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

JAMES MCKINNIE MD

Technician, Cardiology

Claims Filled280

METAIRIE

Louisiana

JOHN SIMS M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled271

TYLER

Texas

MICHAEL FALKOFF M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled267

ROCHESTER

New York

JENCHEN YANG M.D., PH.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled255

DIAMOND BAR

California

KEESAG BARON M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled249

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled244

ALHAMBRA

California

DUANE POOL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled240

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

GEORGE CROSSLEY M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled235

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

BENJAMIN POTKIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled231

SANTA CRUZ

California

JEFFREY RIEDER MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled228

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

DAVID SANDLER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled226

TULSA

Oklahoma

MOHAMED KHAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled218

REDDING

California

IRA FRIEDLANDER M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled218

CANTON

Ohio

HENRY LUI M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled214

JACKSON

Tennessee

RALPH VICARI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled208

MELBOURNE

Florida

MICHAEL ANTIMISIARIS MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled207

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

ANDREW KIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled207

LOS ANGELES

California

MOHAMMAD SHOUKFEH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled206

LUBBOCK

Texas

STEVEN KRUEGER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled205

LINCOLN

Nebraska