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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
HELBERT ACOSTA M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled625

MOLINE

Illinois

DAVID FRAZIER MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled402

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

GREGORY SAMPOGNARO M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled396

MONROE

Louisiana

JOHN SIMS M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled361

TYLER

Texas

EFRAIN GONZALEZ M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled358

MIAMI

Florida

PAUL LEE M.D

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled342

BROOKLYN

New York

SHARIFF ATTAYA MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled338

MOUNT PLEASANT

Wisconsin

JEFFREY RIEDER MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled317

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

GORDON MITCHELL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled296

BRYAN

Texas

ZOLTAN TOTH M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled294

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

JENCHEN YANG M.D., PH.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled283

DIAMOND BAR

California

GREGORY SINGER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled280

ROCHESTER

New York

MAYER RASHTIAN M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled280

PASADENA

California

GREGORY HONG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled279

LOS ANGELES

California

MOHAMMAD ALAOUA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled275

RICE LAKE

Wisconsin

JOHN DYLEWSKI M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled270

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JOHN SEGER M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled269

HOUSTON

Texas

CHRISTOPHER INGRAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled266

NATCHITOCHES

Louisiana

KEESAG BARON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled262

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

OPESANMI ESAN MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled262

MIDLAND

Michigan

ORLANDO ALMANZA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled257

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

MARK KOVACH M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled254

MOLINE

Illinois

KEITH BRANTLEY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled254

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

LARRY JUSTICE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled250

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

STANISLAV WEINER MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled250

TYLER

Texas