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ACTONEL

Prevents or treats osteoporosis (thinning of the bone) in women after menopause and treats osteoporosis in men. This medicine is also used to treat Paget's disease of bone and osteoporosis caused by steroid treatment. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.9M
Medicare Part D Claims
$242M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 243,817 $37.7M
New York 135,859 $22.5M
Pennsylvania 124,529 $18.6M
Florida 116,014 $17.9M
Texas 115,065 $18.4M
Ohio 63,371 $9.97M
New Jersey 61,698 $10.1M
Illinois 57,215 $8.77M
Arizona 41,454 $6.93M
Tennessee 40,338 $5.63M
North Carolina 32,809 $4.63M
Indiana 30,417 $4.76M
Georgia 30,277 $4.41M
Missouri 30,115 $4.3M
Virginia 29,170 $4.45M
Michigan 28,259 $5M
Hawaii 23,887 $4.15M
Connecticut 22,898 $3.9M
Massachusetts 22,356 $3.32M
Louisiana 20,436 $3.03M
Kentucky 20,162 $3M
Oregon 18,961 $2.93M
Alabama 18,764 $2.63M
Maryland 18,194 $3.28M
Colorado 16,595 $2.87M
Washington 16,375 $2.53M
Wisconsin 14,373 $2.16M
Puerto Rico 12,604 $1.62M
South Carolina 12,317 $1.87M
Kansas 11,728 $1.7M
Mississippi 11,573 $1.52M
Minnesota 11,352 $2.01M
Oklahoma 9,671 $1.53M
West Virginia 9,606 $1.43M
Nevada 9,082 $1.42M
Iowa 8,675 $1.23M
Arkansas 7,574 $1.02M
New Mexico 7,207 $1.19M
Utah 6,465 $1.02M
Maine 6,393 $1.1M
Nebraska 5,790 $794K
Rhode Island 5,512 $731K
New Hampshire 4,897 $756K
Idaho 4,731 $720K
Delaware 4,016 $824K
Montana 2,966 $441K
Vermont 2,545 $414K
South Dakota 1,973 $277K
North Dakota 1,963 $270K
Wyoming 1,584 $245K
District of Columbia 1,492 $238K
Alaska 660 $113K
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 ACTONEL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROY LOEWENSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TUCSON

Arizona

MIODRAG ZIVIC M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

ASMA BAWANEY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

New York

TRUNG TRAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

AMMAR MIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

YUMA

Arizona

STUART HOROWITZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MASSAPEQUA

New York

HARRY KRULEWITCH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

PORTLAND

Oregon

MICHAEL ANGELO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOSSIER CITY

Louisiana

MICHAEL ZIMMERER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

BONG KAUH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

COPLEY

Ohio

WILLIAM MITTENDORFF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

SANFORD WOLFE DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

DAYTON

Ohio

LILLIAN WILLIAMS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

EDINBURG

Texas

RICHARD HERZOG M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled50

BAYSIDE

New York

DANIEL CONROY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

CLIFTON

New Jersey

KRISTINE STORY APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

OMAHA

Nebraska

MICHAEL MOORE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BESSEMER

Alabama

ROBERT BIESBROECK MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

MESA

Arizona

CHAIM LEVINE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

THOMAS AU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HONOLULU

Hawaii

DANA BENNETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PUEBLO WEST

Colorado

SUNEYA HOGARTY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

TIMOTHY WILLIAMS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ARLINGTON

Texas

YIU CHEUNG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

NGHIA TRUONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TYLER

Texas