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ACTONEL

Actonel 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 2013

810K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 263 of 3238

$174M
Retail Cost

Rank: 135 of 3238

168,023
Patients

Rank: 316 of 3238

89,525
Prescribers

Rank: 258 of 3238

User Reviews of ACTONEL »

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35%

of people say

it's worth it

18%

of people say

it worked well

26%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 25,385 119,880 $25.1M
New York 16,972 79,951 $18.4M
Texas 16,007 73,042 $16.3M
Florida 14,713 69,617 $14.6M
Pennsylvania 9,303 44,786 $9.39M
New Jersey 6,746 30,175 $6.95M
Ohio 6,064 29,383 $6.42M
Illinois 5,408 27,576 $6M
Tennessee 4,224 21,560 $4.2M
Arizona 4,774 21,450 $4.97M
Michigan 4,452 18,883 $4.79M
North Carolina 3,344 16,809 $3.33M
Indiana 3,535 16,596 $3.66M
Georgia 3,226 16,551 $3.28M
Missouri 2,898 16,048 $3.1M
Virginia 2,930 14,051 $3.01M
Louisiana 2,577 13,042 $2.52M
Connecticut 2,984 12,736 $3.17M
Alabama 2,338 12,483 $2.41M
Kentucky 2,155 10,555 $2.23M
Massachusetts 2,038 9,651 $1.96M
Oregon 1,816 9,470 $1.98M
Maryland 2,232 9,401 $2.34M
Colorado 2,055 9,333 $2.14M
Hawaii 1,830 9,315 $2.05M
Wisconsin 1,684 8,493 $1.79M
Washington 1,554 7,625 $1.59M
South Carolina 1,399 6,227 $1.32M
Mississippi 1,010 5,787 $966K
Kansas 1,046 5,313 $1.07M
Iowa 985 5,269 $1.09M
Oklahoma 1,114 5,011 $1.14M
Minnesota 1,153 4,809 $1.22M
Nevada 973 4,457 $1M
West Virginia 972 4,259 $891K
Arkansas 728 3,923 $721K
Utah 670 3,250 $698K
New Mexico 715 3,219 $705K
Nebraska 482 2,764 $526K
Maine 601 2,696 $619K
New Hampshire 509 2,415 $522K
Rhode Island 407 2,197 $399K
Idaho 453 2,135 $446K
Delaware 501 1,764 $533K
Montana 266 1,361 $281K
Vermont 235 1,107 $253K
North Dakota 174 1,000 $189K
District of Columbia 230 979 $228K
South Dakota 151 855 $158K
Wyoming 126 617 $126K
Alaska 100 525 $107K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
ZALMAN STAROSTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

MELISSA LUCAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WALNUT HILLS

Ohio

THOMAS ROMANO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

DOUGLAS ZHANG M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN LEANDRO

California

MUSTAFA MUSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BEAUMONT

Texas

SEON WHANG

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

PIERRE BEAUBRUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

HING-SHEUNG FUNG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

WACO

Texas

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

SENORA NELSON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

SOUTH HOLLAND

Illinois

GREGORY JEWELL M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JOHN RUBIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOCA RATON

Florida

THOMAS HARDER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

WYNNEWOOD

Pennsylvania

CARMELITA LIM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SEBRING

Florida

EFRAIN DICKSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

REZA DEYHIMPANAH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ELMHURST

New York

RHONDA LUSTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LONG BEACH

California

PEDRO ALBITE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

ERIN MATHEWS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VANDALIA

Ohio

PAUL BROWN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

CHARLES FERREE M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

JENNIFER REIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HANOVER

Pennsylvania

JASON GAMBLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BESSEMER

Alabama

MARZENA ODORCZUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TOTOWA

New Jersey

SUKLESH DANDONA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RICHMOND

Texas