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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
STEPHEN KWAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled331

LOS ANGELES

California

THERESA THANH NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled329

WESTMINSTER

California

HUN KANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled322

LOS ANGELES

California

THOMAS CHAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled312

NEW YORK

New York

KAREN BADER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled307

GILBERT

Arizona

RAYMOND CHEUNG M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

ALHAMBRA

California

KYNARD ADAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled306

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

JOSEPH FLOOD M.D., F.A.C.R.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled303

COLUMBUS

Ohio

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled301

LOS ANGELES

California

YUNG CHUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled301

LOS ANGELES

California

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled301

MIAMI

Florida

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled300

BROOKLYN

New York

CUAUHTEMOC HURTADO M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled299

EL PASO

Texas

RAMON MOREDA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled295

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

LOS ANGELES

California

MONICA ABRANTE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled293

MESA

Arizona

ESTHER KRUG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled292

BALTIMORE

Maryland

NGOC AN PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled291

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

LOC BUI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled290

WESTMINSTER

California

PEN HONG LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

MONTEREY PARK

California

GIAO HOANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

HOUSTON

Texas

STEVE TAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled287

NEW YORK

New York

MICHAEL STACK MD PHD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled283

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

DAVID DANG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled283

GARDEN GROVE

California

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

New Jersey