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BONIVA

IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Boniva (Ibandronate) is a bisphosphonate. It slows down osteoclasts, the cells that break down bone. This results in greater bone mass and lowers the possibility of fractures. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

18K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1089 of 3362

$5.53M
Retail Cost

Rank: 972 of 3362

5,826
Patients

Rank: 1068 of 3362

4,507
Prescribers

Rank: 1068 of 3362

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30%

of people say

it's worth it

19%

of people say

it worked well

27%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.37M

2011

361K

2012

33.5K

2013

18K

2014

9,989

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$228M

2011

$66.8M

2012

$8.82M

2013

$5.53M

2014

$3.12M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$268

2011

$161

2012

$213

2013

$259

2014

$277

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 1,293 3,859 $1.23M
New York 904 2,713 $877K
Texas 535 1,488 $513K
Florida 480 1,430 $396K
New Jersey 406 1,303 $435K
Pennsylvania 183 597 $153K
Ohio 172 506 $177K
North Carolina 131 411 $126K
Illinois 100 351 $98.7K
Arizona 93 330 $87.9K
Louisiana 76 319 $75K
Virginia 118 294 $103K
Georgia 102 293 $83.6K
Indiana 96 281 $94K
Michigan 83 251 $83.3K
Connecticut 73 210 $70.4K
Massachusetts 63 197 $62.5K
Tennessee 68 163 $53.9K
Missouri 56 162 $35.4K
Nevada 37 162 $40.3K
Maryland 49 161 $47.5K
Kentucky 43 140 $47.7K
Minnesota 31 134 $38.3K
Oregon 28 121 $27.1K
South Carolina 38 121 $31K
New Mexico 45 120 $41.9K
Colorado 41 119 $44.3K
Oklahoma 36 117 $34.6K
Wisconsin 33 108 $32.1K
Alabama 32 97 $27.6K
Washington 27 84 $21.9K
Hawaii 14 73 $16.1K
Iowa 25 66 $16.3K
Kansas 19 64 $12.4K
Nebraska 12 59 $13K
Mississippi 14 55 $11.5K
West Virginia 21 53 $19.3K
Delaware 16 49 $16.4K
Utah 18 48 $12.2K
New Hampshire 12 43 $14.4K
Rhode Island 39 $10.2K
Arkansas 20 36 $13.2K
Maine 11 32 $9,437
Idaho 24 $7,121
District of Columbia 23 $8,781
Wyoming 19 $5,409
North Dakota 17 $4,309
Montana 16 $5,895
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 »

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