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ACTOS

Used together with proper diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

4.61M
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.29B
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 661,557 $191M
New York 343,315 $98.6M
Texas 288,174 $89.1M
Florida 286,978 $79.4M
Pennsylvania 224,415 $64.1M
Ohio 194,493 $61.1M
North Carolina 170,272 $45.1M
Illinois 168,240 $49M
Georgia 130,240 $34.6M
New Jersey 111,763 $34.8M
Tennessee 106,145 $29.1M
Michigan 93,773 $31.3M
Virginia 92,006 $26.8M
Missouri 90,271 $23.9M
Massachusetts 87,089 $24.9M
Kentucky 86,184 $24.3M
Indiana 83,779 $25.2M
Louisiana 77,637 $20.7M
Alabama 77,369 $20.3M
Arizona 76,059 $22.8M
South Carolina 75,808 $20.2M
Wisconsin 64,351 $18.7M
Oklahoma 63,566 $18.9M
Iowa 56,672 $15.2M
Minnesota 55,641 $17.9M
Mississippi 55,605 $14M
Washington 50,856 $15.1M
Connecticut 50,023 $15.5M
West Virginia 49,366 $14.5M
Arkansas 48,296 $12.6M
Maryland 44,648 $14.7M
Kansas 42,183 $11.8M
Puerto Rico 39,123 $9.57M
Colorado 39,117 $11.4M
Oregon 36,012 $10.8M
Nevada 31,253 $9.91M
Nebraska 30,303 $7.94M
New Mexico 27,635 $8.32M
Hawaii 25,034 $7.21M
Idaho 20,561 $5.98M
Utah 18,710 $6.02M
Maine 15,986 $5.51M
Rhode Island 14,869 $4M
Montana 12,789 $3.53M
South Dakota 12,182 $3.23M
New Hampshire 10,374 $3.21M
Delaware 8,603 $3.11M
North Dakota 8,101 $2.19M
Vermont 8,049 $2.67M
Alaska 6,771 $1.42M
Wyoming 5,446 $1.61M
District of Columbia 5,275 $1.35M
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 ACTOS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JANET MARTINEZ ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,958

MIAMI

Florida

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,454

LOS ANGELES

California

GLENN SCHEXNAYDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,228

DONALDSONVILLE

Louisiana

NICHOLAS TRAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,103

WESTMINSTER

California

JAIME ESTRADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,075

CALEXICO

California

RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled979

BRONX

New York

GUSTAVO VILLARREAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled971

LAREDO

Texas

IRINA URUSOVA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled969

LOS ANGELES

California

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled888

GLENDALE

California

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled851

LOS ANGELES

California

HERNAN BAQUERIZO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled850

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERTO ILLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled849

CHICO

California

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled845

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled807

VAN NUYS

California

JOSE BAUTISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled776

SANGER

California

THOMAS SARGERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled712

HAMILTON

Ohio

RAMON DELMONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled696

NEW YORK

New York

MARIO CEJA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled661

CALEXICO

California

SHAHED QUYYUMI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled660

STATEN ISLAND

New York

PAVEL POLSKIY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled643

CARMICHAEL

California

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled643

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE MUNIN MD

Claims Filled637

NORTH BERGEN

New Jersey

SAMUEL MALAYAN

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled635

GLENDALE

California

MANUELA MENDES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled623

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled615

MARYVILLE

Illinois