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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
HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled477

ROSEMEAD

California

BRIAN HUH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled476

LOS ANGELES

California

NGAI NGUYEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled474

SAN JOSE

California

ROBERT CURRIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled473

GALESBURG

Illinois

OLGA ALARID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled466

MONTEBELLO

California

JOHN SAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled451

LOS ANGELES

California

LYNETTE FURUKAWA M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled451

HONOLULU

Hawaii

YIU TING CHUNG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled450

LOS ANGELES

California

THOMAS TERUYA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled450

HONOLULU

Hawaii

LOUIS ZUCKER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled439

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL DAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled439

GARDEN GROVE

California

JACK ZHOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled436

HONOLULU

Hawaii

SUNNY WONG D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled435

MONTEREY PARK

California

THUAN VO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled432

WESTMINSTER

California

JULIO GUZMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled431

LOS ANGELES

California

BENJAMIN WU

Specialist

Claims Filled431

BROOKLYN

New York

SANG TRAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled428

FALLS CHURCH

Virginia

KI SHIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled426

CHICAGO

Illinois

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

NEW YORK

New York

CHINH HUYNH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled422

WESTMINSTER

California

THERESA TRUONG PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled415

SAN GABRIEL

California

ZHI ZENG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled413

SAN GABRIEL

California

SAMUEL LEUNG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled406

CHICAGO

Illinois

ROBERT CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled404

ALHAMBRA

California

MARIO COTE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled395

PERU

Illinois