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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

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DENOSUMAB

Prolia (Denosumab) is a monoclonal antibody. It blocks a protein that sends signals to break down your bones, and therefore prevents bone loss. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Prolia

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

5,098
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1451 of 3362

$9.27M
Retail Cost

Rank: 834 of 3362

1,055
Patients

Rank: 1516 of 3362

708
Prescribers

Rank: 1568 of 3362

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25%

of people say

it's worth it

38%

of people say

it worked well

38%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

873

2011

2,068

2012

3,316

2013

5,098

2014

6,418

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.54M

2011

$3.65M

2012

$5.92M

2013

$9.27M

2014

$12.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$673

2011

$698

2012

$702

2013

$734

2014

$813

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 276 1,366 $2.46M
California 228 1,249 $2.24M
New Jersey 74 431 $772K
Florida 78 289 $523K
Texas 45 222 $422K
Pennsylvania 52 212 $387K
Illinois 40 178 $320K
Maryland 26 137 $257K
Tennessee 18 89 $170K
Michigan 22 76 $154K
Virginia 22 75 $135K
Ohio 15 72 $127K
Missouri 15 71 $126K
Indiana 48 $88.9K
Massachusetts 43 $76.1K
Alabama 41 $74.6K
Washington 40 $71.1K
Connecticut 37 $64.6K
South Carolina 36 $63.2K
Delaware 35 $62.5K
Nevada 12 35 $61.9K
Georgia 35 $69.4K
Louisiana 35 $61.2K
Colorado 31 $55.4K
Minnesota 30 $55.7K
Iowa 28 $50K
North Carolina 21 $38.1K
Kentucky 21 $48.6K
Wyoming 13 $23.2K
New Mexico 12 $21.4K
West Virginia 11 $19.7K
Utah 11 $19.5K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.