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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
HAEYANG CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

PALISADES PARK

New Jersey

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

WAN YAO, M.D. A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled278

MONTEREY PARK

California

ELEONOR PIMENTEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled278

CORAL GABLES

Florida

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled277

ALHAMBRA

California

TAK CHAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled277

ARCADIA

California

DIANE NAGASAKA M..D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled274

WAILUKU

Hawaii

CHRIS LEE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled274

ROWLAND HEIGHTS

California

NU KHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

ALHAMBRA

California

JOHN TZENG M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled271

ALHAMBRA

California

JORGE ANDRADE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled270

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled270

EDINBURG

Texas

FRANCISCO GONZALEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled269

UNION CITY

New Jersey

GRISEL MACWILLIAMS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled268

HIALEAH

Florida

MANIKANDA RAJA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled268

HEMET

California

ANGEL VIDAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled268

MIAMI

Florida

PAUL CHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

ANAHEIM

California

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled264

LONGVIEW

Texas

MAGGIE CHAU DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled262

SAN JOSE

California

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled260

LOS ANGELES

California

HUNG NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

WESTMINSTER

California

LUANA CARCASSONI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled257

HIALEAH

Florida

MOUSSA FAMININI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled256

ENCINO

California

PAULINE DANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled256

WESTMINSTER

California

ETHEL SIRIS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled253

NEW YORK

New York