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AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Amiodarone is in a class of medications called antiarrhythmics. It works by relaxing overactive heart muscles. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.3M
Medicare Part D Claims
$38.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 213,627 $4.4M
Texas 116,319 $2.81M
Florida 111,173 $2.85M
Pennsylvania 97,909 $1.95M
New York 78,765 $1.92M
Ohio 74,531 $1.98M
Illinois 69,446 $1.58M
North Carolina 50,387 $1.11M
Tennessee 48,975 $1.02M
Alabama 48,770 $930K
New Jersey 46,628 $1.15M
Missouri 45,732 $1.06M
Georgia 45,684 $967K
Indiana 40,630 $929K
Michigan 39,151 $894K
Louisiana 36,995 $779K
Kentucky 36,702 $757K
Mississippi 35,024 $633K
Virginia 34,932 $776K
Oklahoma 31,446 $780K
Wisconsin 30,540 $608K
Arkansas 29,033 $587K
Arizona 28,211 $803K
Massachusetts 27,570 $658K
Iowa 26,867 $486K
South Carolina 25,650 $562K
Maryland 21,427 $517K
Washington 20,231 $454K
Kansas 19,546 $389K
Puerto Rico 18,815 $337K
Nebraska 18,180 $324K
Oregon 17,909 $361K
Minnesota 17,488 $376K
Connecticut 16,518 $406K
West Virginia 13,527 $289K
Colorado 12,113 $279K
Nevada 11,081 $276K
Utah 6,756 $162K
New Mexico 5,897 $130K
Delaware 5,114 $153K
Maine 4,989 $134K
Hawaii 4,666 $131K
Idaho 4,523 $103K
New Hampshire 4,419 $120K
South Dakota 4,334 $84.9K
Rhode Island 4,246 $86.5K
North Dakota 3,763 $68.7K
Montana 2,701 $51.3K
Vermont 2,176 $68.6K
Wyoming 1,572 $34K
District of Columbia 1,538 $33.5K
Alaska 886 $16.6K
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 AMIODARONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,187

LOS ANGELES

California

MAYER RASHTIAN M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled809

PASADENA

California

CHIN SHUN SHIH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled652

MONTEREY PARK

California

AGOP AINTABLIAN M.D.

Claims Filled628

GLENDALE

California

DANIEL MCGOWAN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled551

KEARNEY

Nebraska

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled524

CORAL GABLES

Florida

YURI BUSI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled522

GLENDALE

California

PAUL GILES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled499

VIDALIA

Georgia

RICARDO CIGARROA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled496

LAREDO

Texas

ANDREW KIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled468

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT WEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled463

LUBBOCK

Texas

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled452

ALHAMBRA

California

MOUNIR BORNO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled448

LUBBOCK

Texas

ROBERTO SOLIS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled447

LUBBOCK

Texas

NAGESWARI DAGGUBATI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled446

ABILENE

Texas

RICHARD ABBEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled446

HOUMA

Louisiana

GEORGE MYERS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled440

ROME

Georgia

JANE KAUFFMAN M,D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled417

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

ATUL BHATIA MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled408

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

DWAYNE SCHMIDT M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled407

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

UMA GUNIGANTI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled402

ENID

Oklahoma

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled398

LOS ANGELES

California

THANAD SHAY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled392

PEORIA

Illinois

FRANCIS GILLIAM MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled390

JONESBORO

Arkansas

FRANCISCO LAMMOGLIA MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled389

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri