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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 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

469K
Medicare Part D Claims
$25M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 50,775 $3.42M
Texas 31,286 $1.55M
Florida 30,374 $1.76M
Pennsylvania 23,186 $1.17M
Ohio 22,416 $1.23M
North Carolina 21,335 $1.05M
Georgia 18,710 $901K
Tennessee 16,203 $673K
Illinois 13,584 $754K
Arizona 13,342 $745K
Michigan 12,793 $705K
New York 11,885 $596K
Missouri 11,840 $599K
Virginia 11,446 $591K
Oregon 11,038 $555K
Alabama 10,851 $436K
Minnesota 10,737 $545K
Wisconsin 9,558 $502K
Kentucky 9,049 $406K
Kansas 8,988 $462K
Washington 8,628 $471K
Louisiana 7,972 $342K
South Carolina 7,659 $370K
Utah 6,764 $354K
Massachusetts 6,747 $429K
Iowa 6,381 $297K
Indiana 6,377 $338K
New Jersey 6,372 $405K
Colorado 6,324 $398K
Nebraska 5,417 $222K
Mississippi 4,612 $184K
Arkansas 4,472 $185K
Connecticut 4,241 $260K
West Virginia 4,039 $182K
Idaho 4,035 $220K
Oklahoma 3,961 $191K
Maryland 3,691 $239K
South Dakota 3,289 $155K
Nevada 3,080 $164K
New Mexico 2,410 $121K
New Hampshire 2,161 $146K
Maine 1,956 $147K
Hawaii 1,835 $120K
Montana 1,732 $90.3K
Wyoming 1,272 $62.8K
Rhode Island 1,259 $63.8K
Delaware 958 $75.1K
North Dakota 930 $43.1K
Vermont 678 $43.4K
District of Columbia 153 $10.2K
Alaska 139 $8,390
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
RAFAEL GAYTAN MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled67

JOPLIN

Missouri

WILLIAM SMITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

WEST MONROE

Louisiana

IBRAHIM SARRIS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled66

SHERMAN

Texas

LOREN BERENBOM MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled66

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

ALAN HURTY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled66

MCMINNVILLE

Oregon

JEFFREY BUETIKOFER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled66

ERIE

Pennsylvania

PAUL SARKARIA MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled66

OCEANSIDE

California

PATRICK GORMAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled66

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

P. ZUG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

LEWISBURG

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL MELUCCI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled66

KERRVILLE

Texas

WALID KUTAYLI M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled66

LINCOLN

Nebraska

ALI HAMZEI M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled66

ENCINITAS

California

ANDREW MECCA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled66

ERIE

Pennsylvania

DINA YAZMAJIAN M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled66

ABINGTON

Pennsylvania

JAMES LAUGHLIN MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled66

BEND

Oregon

EUGENE MOFFETT M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled66

CHICO

California

PAUL VOELLER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled66

ASTORIA

Oregon

PAREED ALIYAR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled66

LAKE HAVASU CITY

Arizona

JOSE GALLASTEGUI MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled66

CLEARWATER

Florida

RONALD ROSSEN MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled66

SAN JOSE

California

WALTER AUSTIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled66

JASPER

Georgia

A. TOM PETROPULOS M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled66

OAK LAWN

Illinois

KEITH NEWBY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled66

NORFOLK

Virginia

EDWARD ANDERSON M.D.

Claims Filled66

E PALO ALTO

California

RAVI BAJAJ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled66

WICHITA

Kansas