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MULTAQ

DRONEDARONE HCL

Treats heart rhythm problems in patients who have a history of atrial fibrillation. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

433K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 370 of 3395

$263M
Retail Cost

Rank: 116 of 3395

80,128
Patients

Rank: 461 of 3395

39,854
Prescribers

Rank: 456 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

418K

2011

435K

2012

479K

2013

460K

2014

433K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$121M

2011

$144M

2012

$191M

2013

$227M

2014

$263M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$379

2011

$436

2012

$485

2013

$567

2014

$646

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 9,394 45,618 $28M
Texas 7,579 39,004 $22.6M
California 7,503 38,589 $24.1M
New York 5,469 28,769 $18.5M
Pennsylvania 4,242 24,430 $14.7M
Illinois 3,470 18,804 $11.4M
Ohio 2,768 14,883 $9.27M
North Carolina 2,551 14,615 $8.34M
Michigan 3,288 14,252 $10.5M
New Jersey 2,883 14,041 $9.72M
Tennessee 2,513 13,734 $8M
Louisiana 2,139 13,178 $6.78M
Indiana 2,107 11,236 $6.85M
Alabama 1,898 10,974 $5.89M
Georgia 1,779 10,418 $5.74M
South Carolina 1,710 9,572 $5.42M
Missouri 1,647 9,523 $5.28M
Kentucky 1,521 8,916 $5.07M
Virginia 1,708 8,734 $5.42M
Wisconsin 1,395 7,589 $4.7M
Arizona 1,575 7,278 $4.81M
Arkansas 944 5,598 $2.87M
Kansas 881 5,137 $2.72M
West Virginia 769 4,448 $2.55M
Oklahoma 762 4,101 $2.38M
Maryland 949 4,014 $3.09M
Colorado 825 3,994 $2.49M
Connecticut 821 3,864 $2.73M
Washington 753 3,768 $2.49M
Nebraska 571 3,629 $1.87M
Massachusetts 674 3,275 $2.27M
Iowa 537 3,078 $1.74M
Nevada 649 3,033 $2.02M
Mississippi 470 2,764 $1.43M
Oregon 456 2,552 $1.59M
Minnesota 329 1,687 $1.04M
Utah 347 1,644 $1.02M
Delaware 335 1,347 $1.14M
Montana 225 1,253 $757K
Maine 244 1,143 $781K
New Mexico 203 1,036 $628K
South Dakota 163 1,032 $542K
Hawaii 175 832 $613K
New Hampshire 141 778 $460K
Vermont 119 646 $438K
Alaska 146 597 $379K
Idaho 130 555 $366K
Wyoming 96 450 $288K
North Dakota 76 437 $254K
Rhode Island 82 432 $236K
District of Columbia 97 393 $273K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled206

GLENDALE

California

ABDUL ALAWWA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled206

LAPEER

Michigan

JAMES MURPHY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled198

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

HUMAYUN JAMIDAR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled198

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

JOHN KALL M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled196

ELK GROVE VILLAGE

Illinois

BEVERLY STOUDEMIRE-HOWLETT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled193

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

IRA FRIEDLANDER M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled188

CANTON

Ohio

DUANE POOL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled188

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

JOHN LOBBAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled187

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

WILLIAM HILL M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled187

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

LARS RUNQUIST MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled187

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

JOEL GAGE MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled185

ROUND ROCK

Texas

DAVID LAW MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled185

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

ARNE SIPPENS GROENEWEGEN MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled184

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

CHRISTOS MANDANIS MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled184

WICHITA

Kansas

VEERUNNA YADAGANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled182

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

JOHN ALLAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled181

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

DANIEL LANDA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled179

FULLERTON

California

SAADI ALBAGHDADI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled179

CLINTON

Iowa

FRANK MCGREW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled179

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MARC WEITZEL M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled178

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

BRYAN PIEDAD M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled174

MARIETTA

Georgia

EUGENE SHTEERMAN MD, FACC

Specialist

Claims Filled170

BROOKLYN

New York

MICHAEL MCGILL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled168

MINOCQUA

Wisconsin

THOMAS WALLACE MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled166

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas