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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
JONATHAN COX M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled166

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ALLEN SPITLER MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled166

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

DAVID EVANS M. D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled166

SEARCY

Arkansas

MAURICIO MELHADO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled164

WELLINGTON

Florida

JAMES FORD M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled164

PADUCAH

Kentucky

ROBERT BREWER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled164

DAVENPORT

Iowa

NARINDER BAJWA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled163

YUBA CITY

California

DAVID KEEDY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled162

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

FUNDADOR ADAJAR MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled161

ROSWELL

New Mexico

MANGARAJU CHAKKA M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled161

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

AGOP AINTABLIAN M.D.

Claims Filled158

GLENDALE

California

JAMES PERSCHBACHER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled158

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled156

LOS ANGELES

California

NGAI NGUYEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled156

SAN JOSE

California

STANISLAV WEINER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled156

TYLER

Texas

GREGORY HONG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled155

LOS ANGELES

California

SRIHARSHA VELURY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled154

ASHLAND

Kentucky

APARNA CHERLA MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled153

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ALEKSEY KAMENETSKIY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled153

BROOKLYN

New York

SUMER DHIR M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled153

TOPEKA

Kansas

PRADEEP AGARWAL MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled150

PEORIA

Arizona

JUNG LEE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled149

HENDERSONVILLE

Tennessee

DANIEL EVANS DO

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled148

COLUMBUS

Ohio

AZARIAH KIRUBAKARAN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled148

KEARNEY

Nebraska

YALE COHEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled147

HOLLYWOOD

Florida