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ACTOS

PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Actos (Pioglitazone) 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 2014

13.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1181 of 3362

$7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 912 of 3362

4,163
Patients

Rank: 1170 of 3362

4,021
Prescribers

Rank: 1101 of 3362

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42%

of people say

it's worth it

31%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4.48M

2011

2.1M

2012

97.6K

2013

13.3K

2014

6,764

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.29B

2011

$727M

2012

$36.8M

2013

$7M

2014

$4.86M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$339

2011

$271

2012

$162

2013

$305

2014

$409

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 699 2,191 $1.05M
New York 471 1,580 $804K
Texas 298 891 $508K
New Jersey 238 785 $520K
Florida 284 773 $418K
Pennsylvania 184 750 $386K
North Carolina 165 515 $234K
Ohio 151 492 $299K
Georgia 141 459 $193K
Illinois 110 371 $216K
Arizona 111 311 $172K
Massachusetts 62 263 $110K
Tennessee 74 253 $114K
South Carolina 67 247 $130K
Indiana 71 241 $125K
Virginia 73 230 $129K
Connecticut 80 218 $137K
Maryland 56 197 $119K
Louisiana 61 186 $85K
Michigan 68 184 $106K
Kentucky 41 146 $69.2K
Washington 35 141 $83.7K
Wisconsin 41 136 $70.1K
Oregon 27 123 $47.4K
Minnesota 32 117 $65.7K
Oklahoma 42 115 $74.9K
Missouri 43 111 $48.9K
Kansas 26 103 $49.7K
Hawaii 24 98 $45.3K
Colorado 36 93 $57.8K
Iowa 33 92 $50.1K
Alabama 35 88 $47.4K
Mississippi 34 84 $36.6K
Utah 13 57 $37.2K
West Virginia 28 52 $30.4K
Nevada 21 49 $32.8K
Nebraska 26 43 $26.1K
Vermont 15 40 $28.5K
Rhode Island 39 $13.2K
Maine 35 $26.8K
Idaho 34 $16.3K
New Mexico 24 34 $15.3K
New Hampshire 32 $18.7K
District of Columbia 27 $8,631
Alaska 13 22 $7,166
Arkansas 11 18 $14.3K
Montana 11 18 $8,128
Delaware 18 $16.9K
South Dakota 13 $1,783
Wyoming 11 $8,630
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. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for ACTOS

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

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

OXNARD

California