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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
RAJENDRA MARWAH MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled100

EL PASO

Texas

DONG-HONG SHONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

FLUSHING

New York

ANGEL VIDAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled99

MIAMI

Florida

FRANCISCO GONZALEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled98

UNION CITY

New Jersey

GEORGE MA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

LOS ANGELES

California

EVA MINA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

FORT WORTH

Texas

JOSH WENG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled97

ARCADIA

California

NOLAN ARRUDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled97

WAILUKU

Hawaii

ANTONIO PINERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled97

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD FLETCHER

Gynecology

Claims Filled96

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

MARTIN LEE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled95

LOS ANGELES

California

KATHARINE MIKULEC M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled95

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

N. KIEFER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBIN DORE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled95

TUSTIN

California

CHITRAVATHI YERRAPAREDDY MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled94

WATERLOO

Iowa

VALERI KAZAKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

BRONX

New York

KLAUDIYA RUVINSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

BROOKLYN

New York

PAUL OCZYPOK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

MCALLEN

Texas

LAN HE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

NEW YORK

New York

NELSON GARCIA MORALES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled91

MIAMI

Florida

STEVEN HARRIS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled90

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MONICA ABRANTE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled90

MESA

Arizona

LEONARDO LOPEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

MENDOTA

Illinois

MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled89

LOS ANGELES

California