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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
GUSTAVO ALZA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

LOS ANGELES

California

BIN WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

FLUSHING

New York

BO CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

NEW YORK

New York

LAWRENCE YOUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled384

NEW YORK

New York

EN MING LAI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled382

MONTEREY PARK

California

THOMAS TERUYA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled381

HONOLULU

Hawaii

HARVEY CHU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled380

NEW YORK

New York

HOLLAND ADDISON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled376

JACKSON

Mississippi

BENJAMIN TRUONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled375

ROSEMEAD

California

WUHUA JING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled374

NEW YORK

New York

BILLY LIU PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled370

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN WANG M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled369

NEW YORK

New York

JAMES MOY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled363

NEW YORK

New York

DAVID LIN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled360

ROSEMEAD

California

LARRY SUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled354

GARDENA

California

BI CHE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled352

NEW YORK

New York

ANTHONY CHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

HACIENDA HEIGHTS

California

SANDY FUNG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled346

NEW YORK

New York

EDDIE LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled343

ALHAMBRA

California

REVEL PORTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled337

JONESBORO

Arkansas

SIMON YONGQUA SU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled336

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAMES JUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

LOS ANGELES

California

YANFENG CHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

BROOKLYN

New York

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

MONTEREY PARK

California

MOSES HYUN MD

Claims Filled332

LOS ANGELES

California