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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
TAI WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled318

SAN GABRIEL

California

KEITH WOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JACK ZHOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled284

HONOLULU

Hawaii

WAN YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled278

MONTEREY PARK

California

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled271

BROOKLYN

New York

LOI LUU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled268

WESTMINSTER

California

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled223

LOS ANGELES

California

SHU MAY LEE M.D.

Medical Genetics, PhD Medical Genetics

Claims Filled219

DALY CITY

California

DAVID NGUYEN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled215

ROSEMEAD

California

ETHEL SIRIS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled214

NEW YORK

New York

MIN CHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

LOS ANGELES

California

HAN DUONG M.D.& D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

ROSEMEAD

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled202

LOS ANGELES

California

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled201

LOS ANGELES

California

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled201

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

LOUIS ZUCKER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled199

LOS ANGELES

California

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled198

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

CHUNG BUI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled195

WESTMINSTER

California

KAI WONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled191

LOS ANGELES

California

HAL MITNICK M.D

Rheumatology

Claims Filled190

NEW YORK

New York

CARLOS SESIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled189

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

HUN KANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

LOS ANGELES

California

YIU TING CHUNG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled185

LOS ANGELES

California

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

ROSEMEAD

California

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled179

MIAMI

Florida