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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
KEITH WOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,691

HONOLULU

Hawaii

CHUNG NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,578

LOS ANGELES

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,306

LOS ANGELES

California

HING WONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,157

LOS ANGELES

California

LOI LUU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,097

WESTMINSTER

California

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled930

LOS ANGELES

California

MOSES HYUN MD

Claims Filled883

LOS ANGELES

California

TAI WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled795

SAN GABRIEL

California

WAN YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled713

MONTEREY PARK

California

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled691

OMAK

Washington

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled684

LOS ANGELES

California

ELBERT TOMAI M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled664

HONOLULU

Hawaii

THOMAS TSENG DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled631

MONTEREY PARK

California

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled629

LOS ANGELES

California

LI LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled617

MONTEREY PARK

California

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled613

GARDEN GROVE

California

WEI WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled593

MONTEREY PARK

California

JULIAN MARQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled584

HIALEAH

Florida

EDDIE LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled563

ALHAMBRA

California

PAUL CHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled538

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID NGUYEN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled534

ROSEMEAD

California

DAVID LIN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled524

ROSEMEAD

California

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled509

MONTEREY PARK

California

ANTONIO PINERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled495

MIAMI

Florida

KI CHO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled478

SANTA CLARA

California