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ACTONEL

RISEDRONATE SODIUM

Actonel (Risedronate) is a bisphosphonate. It slows down osteoclasts, the cells that break down bone. This results in greater bone mass and lowers the possibility of fractures. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

498K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 343 of 3362

$151M
Retail Cost

Rank: 172 of 3362

119,078
Patients

Rank: 386 of 3362

71,289
Prescribers

Rank: 325 of 3362

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36%

of people say

it's worth it

19%

of people say

it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 16,216 71,006 $21.1M
New York 12,407 50,879 $16.1M
Texas 11,959 47,163 $14.9M
Florida 10,293 40,044 $11.9M
Pennsylvania 6,242 26,796 $7.8M
New Jersey 4,925 18,437 $6.04M
Illinois 4,235 18,137 $5.68M
Ohio 4,080 17,196 $5.2M
Tennessee 3,152 14,044 $3.85M
Arizona 3,298 13,234 $4.34M
Michigan 3,246 11,860 $4.24M
North Carolina 2,533 10,894 $2.99M
Indiana 2,436 10,097 $3.06M
Missouri 2,078 9,689 $2.61M
Virginia 2,114 8,628 $2.63M
Georgia 2,185 8,521 $2.33M
Louisiana 1,793 8,202 $2.15M
Connecticut 2,060 7,735 $2.64M
Alabama 1,798 7,411 $2.08M
Colorado 1,672 6,604 $2.15M
Maryland 1,783 6,411 $2.29M
Massachusetts 1,362 6,363 $1.86M
Oregon 1,335 6,116 $1.83M
Kentucky 1,454 5,995 $1.7M
Hawaii 1,355 5,838 $1.9M
Wisconsin 1,266 5,754 $1.71M
Washington 1,135 4,993 $1.49M
South Carolina 1,028 3,885 $1.2M
Mississippi 680 3,445 $803K
Minnesota 899 3,428 $1.26M
Iowa 716 3,384 $959K
Kansas 705 3,258 $915K
Oklahoma 804 3,207 $1M
West Virginia 645 2,540 $742K
Arkansas 526 2,402 $616K
Nevada 615 2,370 $763K
Utah 434 1,816 $558K
New Mexico 462 1,778 $556K
Maine 380 1,668 $534K
New Hampshire 370 1,603 $491K
Nebraska 353 1,589 $446K
Idaho 295 1,179 $343K
Delaware 344 1,087 $443K
Rhode Island 225 1,086 $286K
Montana 218 924 $274K
District of Columbia 189 688 $243K
Vermont 171 686 $219K
North Dakota 141 642 $184K
South Dakota 123 583 $151K
Wyoming 83 359 $108K
Alaska 73 261 $86K
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 »

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Top prescribers for ACTONEL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT CURRIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GALESBURG

Illinois

CRAIG ZAVELO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW BERN

North Carolina

VITALY VOLOVOY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

AJAY SOBTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

ARLINGTON

Texas

BAL KHANDELWAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

MIDLAND

Texas

SANDRA FORDE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLUSHING

New York

JACK WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ONTARIO

California

MICHAEL FINKELSTEIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ORO VALLEY

Arizona

ZABYOUR ALIKSANIAN NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

GLENDALE

California

DAVID VIZEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

EDDIE LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALHAMBRA

California

JESUS CARLOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

EDWARD CAREY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORTY FORT

Pennsylvania

GORDON WILLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JASON LEDBETTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WORTH

Texas

JEAN ETIENNE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

ILYA GELMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

JOYCE BRASFIELD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

PRABODH RATHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FREEDOM

California

IGOR GAVRILYUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

ALAN DENGIZ M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled51

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

JAQUELINE AKEY

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

LARRY FELICIANO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

SACRAMENTO

California

RAFAEL MANGUAL MD

General Practice

Claims Filled51

LAREDO

Texas

ADINA SCHNEIDER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

GREAT NECK

New York