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FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Flecainide is used to prevent certain types of life-threatening irregular heartbeats. Flecainide is in a class of medications called antiarrhythmics. It works by slowing electrical signals in the heart to stabilize the heart rhythm. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

264K
Medicare Part D Claims
$23.7M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 45,084 $3.13M
Texas 27,785 $1.54M
Florida 26,562 $1.65M
Pennsylvania 20,298 $1.15M
Ohio 19,915 $1.17M
North Carolina 18,607 $984K
Georgia 16,172 $841K
Tennessee 13,766 $681K
Illinois 11,606 $677K
Arizona 11,497 $673K
New York 10,210 $565K
Virginia 10,186 $584K
Missouri 10,087 $559K
Minnesota 9,797 $523K
Oregon 9,755 $502K
Alabama 9,705 $445K
Michigan 9,167 $582K
Kansas 8,050 $453K
Wisconsin 8,006 $447K
Washington 7,853 $455K
Kentucky 7,642 $385K
South Carolina 6,532 $347K
Louisiana 6,080 $338K
Utah 5,962 $347K
Massachusetts 5,933 $398K
Iowa 5,757 $285K
Colorado 5,671 $381K
Indiana 5,288 $319K
Puerto Rico 4,501 $147K
New Jersey 4,467 $294K
Nebraska 4,388 $207K
Arkansas 4,089 $188K
Mississippi 3,993 $185K
Idaho 3,732 $228K
Oklahoma 3,489 $184K
West Virginia 3,299 $163K
Connecticut 3,298 $226K
Maryland 3,227 $226K
South Dakota 2,859 $154K
Nevada 2,693 $157K
New Mexico 2,224 $120K
New Hampshire 1,946 $134K
Hawaii 1,765 $126K
Maine 1,705 $130K
Montana 1,603 $91.2K
Wyoming 1,245 $70.6K
Rhode Island 1,039 $56.6K
Delaware 894 $75K
North Dakota 839 $46.2K
Vermont 591 $37.7K
Alaska 175 $7,819
District of Columbia 112 $9,365
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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN FRISCHKNECHT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled216

PROVO

Utah

BENJAMIN POTKIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled216

SANTA CRUZ

California

JOHN ADAMI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled215

KITTY HAWK

North Carolina

J. WEISS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled213

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

BENJAMIN ROSIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled211

TORRANCE

California

JULE WETHERBEE M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled210

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

DOUGLAS BOYETTE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled208

SHELBY

North Carolina

SUSAN EISENBERG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled207

WALNUT CREEK

California

CARLOS ROMAN MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled206

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DAVID BOROWSKI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled206

ERIE

Pennsylvania

LOVDIE LEWIS MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled206

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

STEPHEN LENHOFF MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled205

ARLINGTON

Texas

JOHN DAY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled200

MURRAY

Utah

JAMES BAKER M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled200

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MOHAMED KHAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled199

REDDING

California

GREGORY BRUCE M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled197

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

KAI-CHUN SUNG MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled195

MESA

Arizona

BLAIR HALPERIN M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled195

PORTLAND

Oregon

WILLIAM WASSYNGER M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled195

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MARK JOHNS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled194

MIDLOTHIAN

Virginia

PETER GALLAGHER M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled194

LINCOLN

Nebraska

AARON HESSELSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled192

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ALAND FERNANDEZ MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled192

CLEARWATER

Florida

DAVID WANG

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled189

PROVO

Utah

KENNETH PLUNKITT M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled189

NAPLES

Florida