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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
HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,372

LOS ANGELES

California

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,370

LOS ANGELES

California

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,329

NEW YORK

New York

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,278

NEW YORK

New York

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,040

NEW YORK

New York

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,859

BROOKLYN

New York

WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,181

FLUSHING

New York

WEI LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,118

NEW YORK

New York

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,099

LOS ANGELES

California

STANLEY NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,024

NEW YORK

New York

QING YEH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,004

NEW YORK

New York

IRINEO TIANGCO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled968

NATIONAL CITY

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled934

LOS ANGELES

California

SAMUEL CHAN MD FACC

Claims Filled879

NEW YORK

New York

AMY CHU-WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled826

NEW YORK

New York

KENNETH TAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled804

NEW YORK

New York

PAUL CHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled787

LOS ANGELES

California

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled772

LOS ANGELES

California

YONG LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled759

NEW YORK

New York

NORA TEE M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled740

ALHAMBRA

California

SEON WHANG

Rheumatology

Claims Filled730

LOS ANGELES

California

BAOEN JIANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled716

NEW YORK

New York

BENJAMIN WU

Specialist

Claims Filled687

BROOKLYN

New York

DUSTIN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled686

NEW YORK

New York

SEUNG KIM M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled677

LOS ANGELES

California