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ACTONEL

RISEDRONATE SODIUM

Actonel (Risedronate) 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 2014

498K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 343 of 3362

$151M
Retail Cost

Rank: 172 of 3362

119,078
Patients

Rank: 386 of 3362

71,289
Prescribers

Rank: 325 of 3362

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36%

of people say

it's worth it

19%

of people say

it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 16,216 71,006 $21.1M
New York 12,407 50,879 $16.1M
Texas 11,959 47,163 $14.9M
Florida 10,293 40,044 $11.9M
Pennsylvania 6,242 26,796 $7.8M
New Jersey 4,925 18,437 $6.04M
Illinois 4,235 18,137 $5.68M
Ohio 4,080 17,196 $5.2M
Tennessee 3,152 14,044 $3.85M
Arizona 3,298 13,234 $4.34M
Michigan 3,246 11,860 $4.24M
North Carolina 2,533 10,894 $2.99M
Indiana 2,436 10,097 $3.06M
Missouri 2,078 9,689 $2.61M
Virginia 2,114 8,628 $2.63M
Georgia 2,185 8,521 $2.33M
Louisiana 1,793 8,202 $2.15M
Connecticut 2,060 7,735 $2.64M
Alabama 1,798 7,411 $2.08M
Colorado 1,672 6,604 $2.15M
Maryland 1,783 6,411 $2.29M
Massachusetts 1,362 6,363 $1.86M
Oregon 1,335 6,116 $1.83M
Kentucky 1,454 5,995 $1.7M
Hawaii 1,355 5,838 $1.9M
Wisconsin 1,266 5,754 $1.71M
Washington 1,135 4,993 $1.49M
South Carolina 1,028 3,885 $1.2M
Mississippi 680 3,445 $803K
Minnesota 899 3,428 $1.26M
Iowa 716 3,384 $959K
Kansas 705 3,258 $915K
Oklahoma 804 3,207 $1M
West Virginia 645 2,540 $742K
Arkansas 526 2,402 $616K
Nevada 615 2,370 $763K
Utah 434 1,816 $558K
New Mexico 462 1,778 $556K
Maine 380 1,668 $534K
New Hampshire 370 1,603 $491K
Nebraska 353 1,589 $446K
Idaho 295 1,179 $343K
Delaware 344 1,087 $443K
Rhode Island 225 1,086 $286K
Montana 218 924 $274K
District of Columbia 189 688 $243K
Vermont 171 686 $219K
North Dakota 141 642 $184K
South Dakota 123 583 $151K
Wyoming 83 359 $108K
Alaska 73 261 $86K
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. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
DAVID LIN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

ROSEMEAD

California

JAMES PITCAVAGE MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled116

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL BRAUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

LIHUE

Hawaii

NELLY LOO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled114

NEW YORK

New York

FRANCISCO PENA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

LAREDO

Texas

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

LOS ANGELES

California

KEN ARAKAWA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled110

HONOLULU

Hawaii

SHANTI NILAKANTAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

LONG BEACH

California

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

ALHAMBRA

California

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

LOS ANGELES

California

AURELIA NATTIV

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

SANTA MONICA

California

BENJAMIN WU

Specialist

Claims Filled106

BROOKLYN

New York

FERNANDO ORAMAS M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled106

HIALEAH

Florida

NAUM MEYEROVICH M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled106

REGO PARK

New York

CHEN-CHI LEE PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled106

MONTEREY PARK

California

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled106

ENCINO

California

FANG CHANG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled104

NEW YORK

New York

JOSE BOSSBALY M.D.

Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospital

Claims Filled104

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled104

LOS ANGELES

California

NAJMUDDIN KARIMJEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled103

HOUSTON

Texas

SUNNY WONG D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

MONTEREY PARK

California

BENIDECTO FERNANDEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled101

HIALEAH

Florida

LUIS ROBLES M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled101

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

YELENA CHUZHIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled101

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey