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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 »

Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 180,919 $31.9M
New York 94,181 $17.9M
Florida 89,020 $15.9M
Texas 83,665 $15.8M
Pennsylvania 68,366 $12.2M
Ohio 41,579 $7.71M
New Jersey 39,944 $7.71M
Illinois 38,829 $7.04M
Arizona 28,882 $5.72M
Tennessee 27,847 $4.6M
Michigan 24,038 $5.1M
Georgia 21,490 $3.64M
Indiana 21,369 $3.96M
Missouri 21,218 $3.51M
North Carolina 21,147 $3.52M
Virginia 19,072 $3.38M
Connecticut 18,475 $3.9M
Louisiana 18,159 $2.96M
Massachusetts 14,694 $2.46M
Kentucky 14,008 $2.44M
Alabama 13,839 $2.25M
Hawaii 13,507 $2.58M
Oregon 12,953 $2.32M
Maryland 12,354 $2.57M
Colorado 12,147 $2.43M
Wisconsin 11,367 $1.98M
Washington 10,402 $1.88M
South Carolina 8,895 $1.59M
Mississippi 8,288 $1.24M
Kansas 7,390 $1.25M
West Virginia 6,968 $1.21M
Oklahoma 6,940 $1.3M
Minnesota 6,904 $1.45M
Nevada 6,267 $1.17M
Iowa 5,787 $971K
Arkansas 5,298 $833K
New Mexico 5,138 $942K
Utah 4,616 $879K
Maine 4,423 $854K
Nebraska 4,013 $644K
Rhode Island 3,729 $590K
New Hampshire 3,375 $601K
Idaho 3,175 $554K
Delaware 2,500 $599K
Montana 1,879 $325K
Vermont 1,761 $344K
North Dakota 1,315 $201K
South Dakota 1,271 $202K
Wyoming 1,158 $209K
District of Columbia 1,053 $194K
Alaska 579 $101K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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