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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
NGHIA PHAN M.D.

Claims Filled483

UPPER DARBY

Pennsylvania

NELLY LOO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled480

NEW YORK

New York

ARAM KARAKASHIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled461

GLENDALE

California

HSIAO- FEN CHEN M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled460

SAN GABRIEL

California

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled457

LOS ANGELES

California

KAM POON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled456

BROOKLYN

New York

STEVE TAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled453

NEW YORK

New York

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled449

LOS ANGELES

California

YANHAN HUANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled431

BROOKLYN

New York

TUE NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled429

SAN DIEGO

California

WARREN CHIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled422

NEW YORK

New York

SANG KAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled418

NEW YORK

New York

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled416

LOS ANGELES

California

TZE POON

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled413

NEW YORK

New York

HANBIN ZHENG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled412

NEW YORK

New York

NGOCCAM TRUONG M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled409

PORTLAND

Oregon

PYOUNG KWON MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled408

LOS ANGELES

California

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled405

ELMHURST

New York

WEI SUN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled403

NEW YORK

New York

GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled402

UNION CITY

New Jersey

DAVID OH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled395

TORRANCE

California

WEI WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

MONTEREY PARK

California

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

FLUSHING

New York

NORMA FELTS FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled389

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

GEORGE LIU M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled389

NEW YORK

New York