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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
DUNG NGUYEN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

TUCSON

Arizona

FERNANDO ORAMAS M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled199

HIALEAH

Florida

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled197

SAN GABRIEL

California

JACQUES TOHME MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled197

RIDGEWOOD

New Jersey

ANTONIO PINERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled195

MIAMI

Florida

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled194

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

MIN CHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled194

LOS ANGELES

California

BONNIE SIDLER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled191

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled191

EDINBURG

Texas

JOSH WENG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled191

ARCADIA

California

SUNG-NAE BYUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled189

LOS ANGELES

California

CHEN-CHI LEE PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled189

MONTEREY PARK

California

WONIL PARK M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled188

PALISADES PARK

New Jersey

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

LOS ANGELES

California

AURELIA NATTIV

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

SANTA MONICA

California

CARLOS ALONSO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled183

MIAMI

Florida

MARTIN LEE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled181

LOS ANGELES

California

MONICA ABRANTE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled180

MESA

Arizona

ANGEL VIDAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled180

MIAMI

Florida

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled180

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled179

UNION CITY

New Jersey

EDDIE LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled177

ALHAMBRA

California

MICHAEL BRAUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled177

LIHUE

Hawaii

CHANG LAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled176

HONOLULU

Hawaii