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ACTONEL

Actonel 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 2013

810K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 263 of 3238

$174M
Retail Cost

Rank: 135 of 3238

168,023
Patients

Rank: 316 of 3238

89,525
Prescribers

Rank: 258 of 3238

User Reviews of ACTONEL »

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35%

of people say

it's worth it

18%

of people say

it worked well

26%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 25,385 119,880 $25.1M
New York 16,972 79,951 $18.4M
Texas 16,007 73,042 $16.3M
Florida 14,713 69,617 $14.6M
Pennsylvania 9,303 44,786 $9.39M
New Jersey 6,746 30,175 $6.95M
Ohio 6,064 29,383 $6.42M
Illinois 5,408 27,576 $6M
Tennessee 4,224 21,560 $4.2M
Arizona 4,774 21,450 $4.97M
Michigan 4,452 18,883 $4.79M
North Carolina 3,344 16,809 $3.33M
Indiana 3,535 16,596 $3.66M
Georgia 3,226 16,551 $3.28M
Missouri 2,898 16,048 $3.1M
Virginia 2,930 14,051 $3.01M
Louisiana 2,577 13,042 $2.52M
Connecticut 2,984 12,736 $3.17M
Alabama 2,338 12,483 $2.41M
Kentucky 2,155 10,555 $2.23M
Massachusetts 2,038 9,651 $1.96M
Oregon 1,816 9,470 $1.98M
Maryland 2,232 9,401 $2.34M
Colorado 2,055 9,333 $2.14M
Hawaii 1,830 9,315 $2.05M
Wisconsin 1,684 8,493 $1.79M
Washington 1,554 7,625 $1.59M
South Carolina 1,399 6,227 $1.32M
Mississippi 1,010 5,787 $966K
Kansas 1,046 5,313 $1.07M
Iowa 985 5,269 $1.09M
Oklahoma 1,114 5,011 $1.14M
Minnesota 1,153 4,809 $1.22M
Nevada 973 4,457 $1M
West Virginia 972 4,259 $891K
Arkansas 728 3,923 $721K
Utah 670 3,250 $698K
New Mexico 715 3,219 $705K
Nebraska 482 2,764 $526K
Maine 601 2,696 $619K
New Hampshire 509 2,415 $522K
Rhode Island 407 2,197 $399K
Idaho 453 2,135 $446K
Delaware 501 1,764 $533K
Montana 266 1,361 $281K
Vermont 235 1,107 $253K
North Dakota 174 1,000 $189K
District of Columbia 230 979 $228K
South Dakota 151 855 $158K
Wyoming 126 617 $126K
Alaska 100 525 $107K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
KYUNG HAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

LOS ANGELES

California

RODNEY SEPICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

STATE COLLEGE

Pennsylvania

RICHARD FLETCHER

Gynecology

Claims Filled157

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

SOO CHONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled156

HIALEAH

Florida

DAYSI BAEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

REGO PARK

New York

KLAUDIYA RUVINSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

BROOKLYN

New York

HECTOR DELGADO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

MIAMI

Florida

PO LEW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

ROSEMEAD

California

JOO KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

OAKLAND GARDENS

New York

KATHARINE MIKULEC M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled152

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

EVA MINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

BEDFORD

Texas

FRANCISCO GONZALEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled150

UNION CITY

New Jersey

RALPH MARCUS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled150

TEANECK

New Jersey

ZARINE TER-POGHOSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled148

BURBANK

California

KELVIN MAI DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

TERESITA HERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled147

MIAMI

Florida

LAN HE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

NEW YORK

New York

VALERIE PECK MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled146

NEW YORK

New York

LARRY SUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled146

GARDENA

California

YUNG CHUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled145

LOS ANGELES

California

RAMON CARRILLO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled145

CORAL GABLES

Florida

THERESA TRUONG PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled145

SAN GABRIEL

California

NELLY LOO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled144

NEW YORK

New York

NELSON GARCIA MORALES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled144

MIAMI

Florida