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ACTONEL

RISEDRONATE SODIUM

Actonel (risedronate) is a bisphosphonate. It slows down osteoclasts, which are 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 2015

130K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 626 of 3395

$45.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 460 of 3395

39,651
Patients

Rank: 586 of 3395

31,254
Prescribers

Rank: 506 of 3395

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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

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.56M

2011

1.09M

2012

810K

2013

498K

2014

130K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$242M

2011

$198M

2012

$174M

2013

$151M

2014

$45.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$284

2011

$290

2012

$297

2013

$275

2014

$251

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 6,173 20,311 $7.21M
Texas 4,407 13,804 $4.96M
New York 4,185 13,636 $4.95M
Florida 2,769 8,809 $3.03M
Pennsylvania 1,920 6,471 $2.15M
Illinois 1,354 4,120 $1.45M
Ohio 1,266 4,045 $1.38M
New Jersey 1,333 3,908 $1.5M
Tennessee 1,072 3,845 $1.21M
Arizona 1,120 3,772 $1.32M
Michigan 1,176 3,199 $1.26M
North Carolina 760 2,816 $902K
Louisiana 618 2,351 $707K
Missouri 609 2,290 $676K
Massachusetts 620 2,169 $710K
Connecticut 686 2,107 $788K
Georgia 572 2,073 $664K
Virginia 635 2,034 $677K
Oregon 601 2,024 $740K
Hawaii 600 1,966 $817K
Colorado 648 1,949 $763K
Indiana 684 1,937 $682K
Alabama 502 1,759 $558K
Wisconsin 468 1,699 $566K
Maryland 570 1,591 $610K
Washington 433 1,536 $531K
Kentucky 397 1,381 $445K
Minnesota 365 1,027 $401K
Mississippi 213 896 $233K
South Carolina 265 838 $293K
Iowa 236 838 $270K
Oklahoma 245 823 $284K
Kansas 217 750 $235K
Nevada 193 583 $221K
Utah 147 521 $186K
West Virginia 160 520 $169K
Arkansas 134 468 $134K
New Mexico 156 391 $146K
Nebraska 117 369 $129K
New Hampshire 120 356 $121K
Idaho 99 324 $105K
Maine 97 309 $101K
Rhode Island 77 288 $83.7K
Delaware 90 256 $107K
Montana 79 229 $78.2K
District of Columbia 67 217 $86.9K
South Dakota 48 172 $49.2K
North Dakota 61 160 $54.2K
Vermont 47 123 $51.6K
Wyoming 24 83 $21.9K
Alaska 20 $7,945
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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