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EVISTA

Evista is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). It acts like estrogen to make your bones stronger and less likely to break, and also protects breast and uterus tissues from other estrogen effects. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.74M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 166 of 3238

$481M
Retail Cost

Rank: 42 of 3238

309,789
Patients

Rank: 216 of 3238

120,767
Prescribers

Rank: 204 of 3238

User Reviews of EVISTA »

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Alternatives:

Actonel Boniva Fosamax Forteo

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 30,127 176,143 $47.4M
California 30,907 173,927 $47.2M
Texas 22,100 116,410 $32.9M
Pennsylvania 17,165 96,465 $26.9M
Florida 18,285 89,355 $26.7M
Ohio 14,334 73,404 $22.4M
Michigan 12,940 57,088 $20.1M
North Carolina 9,067 56,786 $14M
Indiana 9,888 53,123 $15.7M
Georgia 8,453 52,480 $13M
New Jersey 9,663 46,899 $14.8M
Missouri 6,981 42,151 $10.9M
Illinois 7,598 40,793 $12M
Tennessee 6,768 40,380 $10.2M
Kentucky 6,550 38,801 $10.3M
Alabama 5,776 34,241 $8.97M
Virginia 6,121 33,369 $9.5M
Massachusetts 5,691 31,382 $9.01M
Louisiana 3,990 27,224 $6.17M
South Carolina 4,656 27,195 $7.06M
Arkansas 3,740 25,117 $5.69M
Arizona 5,101 23,905 $7.53M
Mississippi 3,270 23,252 $5.08M
Oklahoma 3,879 20,813 $6.11M
Kansas 3,147 20,142 $4.98M
Washington 3,631 19,963 $5.59M
Minnesota 3,771 19,439 $6.16M
Wisconsin 3,515 19,189 $5.66M
Hawaii 3,716 18,202 $5.59M
Connecticut 3,566 18,115 $5.69M
Iowa 2,719 17,206 $4.4M
Maryland 3,219 14,205 $4.91M
West Virginia 2,394 13,208 $3.72M
Nebraska 1,810 12,326 $2.94M
Colorado 2,367 12,052 $3.6M
Oregon 2,133 11,464 $3.19M
Nevada 1,967 9,623 $2.87M
Utah 1,707 8,937 $2.59M
Rhode Island 1,308 8,902 $2.05M
New Mexico 1,335 6,815 $1.95M
Montana 954 5,755 $1.5M
Idaho 963 5,655 $1.51M
North Dakota 855 5,288 $1.41M
Maine 1,015 4,779 $1.61M
South Dakota 640 4,309 $1.04M
New Hampshire 770 4,010 $1.18M
Delaware 975 3,952 $1.52M
Vermont 404 2,129 $639K
Alaska 191 1,414 $285K
Wyoming 224 1,311 $344K
District of Columbia 253 998 $339K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
ANTHONY CHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled340

HACIENDA HEIGHTS

California

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled340

SAN GABRIEL

California

ON LAU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled338

NEW YORK

New York

PAUL CHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled332

LOS ANGELES

California

PYOUNG KWON MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled331

LOS ANGELES

California

HOLLAND ADDISON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled330

JACKSON

Mississippi

THAI TRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

SAN JOSE

California

NOEMI VARELA-ROSARIO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled325

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

SAI-SUN HO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled323

SAN FRANCISCO

California

THAO DANG M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled322

FALLS CHURCH

Virginia

STAN MAYS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled321

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

CHANG LAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled321

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ROBERTO ALERS FERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled318

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

THOM TYLER, MD, P.A.

Gynecology

Claims Filled317

GAINESVILLE

Florida

WARREN CHIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled315

NEW YORK

New York

REVEL PORTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled314

JONESBORO

Arkansas

KEVIN GUO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled314

NEW YORK

New York

PEYTON HALL M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled313

WEST MONROE

Louisiana

ROBERT KELTY MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled311

DELMAR

New York

GEORGE LIU M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled311

NEW YORK

New York

KUAN SHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled310

NEW YORK

New York

SUNNY WONG D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled309

MONTEREY PARK

California

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled308

LOS ANGELES

California

MIN CHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled306

LOS ANGELES

California

WILLIAM LEAR M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled305

INDIANA

Pennsylvania