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EVISTA

Treats and prevents osteoporosis (weak or thin bones) in women who are past menopause. Also helps decrease the risk of breast cancer in women who are past menopause and who have osteoporosis or a high risk of getting breast cancer. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.6M
Medicare Part D Claims
$343M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 185,972 $35.6M
New York 165,789 $31.3M
Pennsylvania 105,669 $20.4M
Texas 101,375 $19.8M
Florida 95,191 $19.6M
Ohio 77,557 $16.8M
Puerto Rico 73,130 $10.6M
Indiana 54,703 $10.9M
Georgia 53,738 $9.47M
North Carolina 52,502 $9.08M
Missouri 46,618 $8.47M
New Jersey 44,629 $9.59M
Illinois 44,275 $9.12M
Tennessee 42,618 $7.38M
Kentucky 41,993 $7.82M
Michigan 41,454 $9.58M
Virginia 35,933 $7.15M
Massachusetts 34,416 $6.92M
Alabama 32,337 $5.37M
South Carolina 28,845 $5.28M
Arkansas 27,644 $4.43M
Mississippi 26,527 $4.15M
Arizona 24,858 $5.38M
Louisiana 24,625 $4.23M
Minnesota 24,106 $5.26M
Oklahoma 23,828 $4.92M
Washington 22,489 $4.46M
Kansas 22,214 $4.04M
Wisconsin 20,530 $4.09M
Iowa 19,766 $3.48M
Hawaii 18,109 $3.86M
Connecticut 17,799 $3.79M
West Virginia 16,551 $3.16M
Maryland 15,377 $3.67M
Nebraska 13,945 $2.38M
Oregon 13,362 $2.6M
Colorado 13,286 $2.74M
Rhode Island 10,355 $1.69M
Nevada 10,344 $2.11M
Utah 9,874 $2.01M
New Mexico 8,247 $1.69M
Montana 6,628 $1.22M
Idaho 6,606 $1.23M
North Dakota 5,959 $1.09M
Maine 5,761 $1.34M
South Dakota 5,354 $938K
New Hampshire 4,958 $1.01M
Delaware 3,305 $860K
Vermont 2,662 $544K
Wyoming 1,678 $306K
Alaska 1,434 $205K
District of Columbia 792 $182K
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 EVISTA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PATRICIA LODES M. D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

TULSA

Oklahoma

SHUBHA ACHARYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GETTYSBURG

Pennsylvania

EUGENE HOFFMAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled50

METAIRIE

Louisiana

JAMES HOLZHAUER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Mississippi

ROBERT DAVENPORT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MYRON BROCKMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

GNANARANJITHA PILLAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

KENNEWICK

Washington

KATHLEEN BOWLING MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled50

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

A COPPAGE M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled50

MACON

Georgia

LINDA GOLDENSTERN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TULSA

Oklahoma

GERALD FISHMAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

KENNETH RUDOLPH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

MARICARMEN FUENTES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOLLAND

Michigan

DANIEL FEDDERSEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

AMES

Iowa

JOHN STARTZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CONROE

Texas

JOSEPH YI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BUENA PARK

California

THOMAS FERRARA MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled50

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ROBERT ALTER MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

HACKENSACK

New Jersey

DAVID DIXON MD

Claims Filled50

VANCOUVER

Washington

JAVED RANA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALMA

Arkansas

EDDIE ROSA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEWARK

New Jersey

KENNETH AHLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RENSSELAER

Indiana

KATHRYN WALKER CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

FOREST

Mississippi

LYNN FRAME MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled50

TULSA

Oklahoma

CARLOS CONRADO M.D.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOMESTEAD

Florida