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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
KENNETH TAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled389

NEW YORK

New York

EDWARD KO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

SAN FRANCISCO

California

GERARDO SANTOS M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled383

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JORGE VENEREO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled379

MIAMI

Florida

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled378

LOS ANGELES

California

LOAN NGO M.D.

Claims Filled377

WESTMINSTER

California

HUAN D LE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled373

WESTMINSTER

California

SONWOO LEE MD

Claims Filled373

LOS ANGELES

California

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled372

HIALEAH

Florida

RICHARD JOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled367

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

New Jersey

TAN NGO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled365

WESTMINSTER

California

GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled360

UNION CITY

New Jersey

HIEU N TRAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled357

WESTMINSTER

California

CHUNG BUI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled357

WESTMINSTER

California

PATRICIA LEON MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled355

MIAMI

Florida

NICHOLAS KIM M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled355

ANAHEIM

California

HAN DUONG M.D.& D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled355

ROSEMEAD

California

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled355

BROOKLYN

New York

DAVID OH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled350

TORRANCE

California

JOSE ROVIRA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled345

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE ALDRICH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled345

MIAMI

Florida

VUONG NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled339

GARDEN GROVE

California

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled337

SAN GABRIEL

California

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled336

NEW YORK

New York

GEORGE MA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled336

LOS ANGELES

California