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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
DONG-HONG SHONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled677

FLUSHING

New York

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled674

ROSEMEAD

California

KYUNG HAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled672

LOS ANGELES

California

NGOC AN PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled630

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SUNG-NAE BYUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled624

LOS ANGELES

California

WILLIAM CHEUNG M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled610

NEW YORK

New York

CHUNG PANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled605

MONTEREY PARK

California

JOSEPH BERGER M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled599

BROOKLYN

New York

LUCILLE PAK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled598

NEW YORK

New York

YIU TING CHUNG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled596

LOS ANGELES

California

KUOCHENG WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled591

NEW YORK

New York

THOMAS CHAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled574

NEW YORK

New York

THOMAS HWEE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled573

LOS ANGELES

California

WINGTAT MUI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled550

NEW YORK

New York

MICHAEL OWEN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled532

LUBBOCK

Texas

HING WONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled531

LOS ANGELES

California

JENNY CHENG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled530

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN SAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled526

LOS ANGELES

California

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled525

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

HENRY KWAH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled521

FLUSHING

New York

KATHY TAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled515

BROOKLYN

New York

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled505

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JASON PAEK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled499

WALNUT

California

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled495

LOS ANGELES

California

CHUN HUNG HSUIH M.D

Interpreter

Claims Filled488

BROOKLYN

New York