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ACTOS

Actos is an anti-diabetic drug. It improves your body's ability to use insulin to lower your blood sugar. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

97.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 657 of 3238

$36.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 453 of 3238

34,688
Patients

Rank: 595 of 3238

25,021
Prescribers

Rank: 528 of 3238

User Reviews of ACTOS »

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41%

of people say

it's worth it

29%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 9,091 20,650 $6.83M
New York 2,517 9,411 $3.66M
Texas 2,717 7,379 $2.99M
Florida 2,238 6,805 $2.74M
New Jersey 1,229 3,814 $1.81M
Ohio 1,312 3,790 $1.44M
Pennsylvania 1,181 3,582 $1.39M
North Carolina 968 3,243 $1.17M
Georgia 873 2,770 $965K
Illinois 798 2,449 $1.09M
Tennessee 615 2,059 $772K
Arizona 719 2,009 $811K
Indiana 657 1,712 $699K
Virginia 659 1,604 $658K
Michigan 879 1,563 $645K
South Carolina 473 1,435 $468K
Massachusetts 351 1,268 $408K
Louisiana 361 1,262 $468K
Connecticut 391 1,258 $595K
Kentucky 347 1,200 $425K
Missouri 415 1,142 $436K
Mississippi 341 1,137 $364K
Maryland 505 1,123 $436K
Washington 379 1,087 $415K
Colorado 435 1,060 $378K
Oklahoma 420 1,047 $411K
Wisconsin 353 992 $352K
New Mexico 335 955 $302K
Alabama 310 869 $351K
Oregon 277 825 $317K
Iowa 224 800 $283K
Minnesota 239 715 $293K
West Virginia 247 658 $251K
Kansas 198 655 $254K
Nevada 222 576 $266K
Arkansas 171 484 $156K
Nebraska 132 408 $152K
Hawaii 131 405 $128K
Utah 116 317 $132K
Idaho 104 285 $123K
Maine 87 278 $135K
Montana 81 265 $82K
Alaska 68 247 $62.6K
District of Columbia 85 205 $66.6K
Rhode Island 58 179 $81.9K
South Dakota 42 167 $42.1K
Delaware 61 130 $63.8K
New Hampshire 45 126 $62.9K
Vermont 31 103 $46K
North Dakota 36 93 $30.6K
Wyoming 26 80 $29.7K
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 ACTOS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
AUGUSTO FOCIL M.D.,M.P.H.,CCD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled231

OXNARD

California

ALEXANDER COHEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled91

DARLINGTON

South Carolina

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled82

SAN GABRIEL

California

HING WONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled81

LOS ANGELES

California

IRINA URUSOVA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled77

LOS ANGELES

California

DINA LIBERMAN M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled75

BROOKLYN

New York

JANE MAYRIN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled74

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

NICHOLAS TRAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled66

WESTMINSTER

California

MIKHAIL PERELMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

BRIAN HEASTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

DARLINGTON

South Carolina

YEVGENIYA GOLBRAYKH MD

General Practice

Claims Filled59

SUNNY ISLES BEACH

Florida

MICHAEL ZELMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

SANTA MONICA

California

HERNAN BAQUERIZO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled58

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD DODD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled58

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

BOYD JOHNSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

VISALIA

California

MANI USHYAROV M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

REGO PARK

New York

HOWARD HUEY D.O.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled55

NEW YORK

New York

SUSAN DOWNEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

FRESNO

California

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

BROOKLYN

New York

ZHI ZENG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

SAN GABRIEL

California

RAJA PASPULA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled53

DALLAS

Texas

MARSHALL PRUNTY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

GREENVILLE

Kentucky

ALEXANDRA ETKIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

LIANA VOLPE M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled50

SUN VALLEY

California

ISHAK BISHARA M.D.,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EL MONTE

California