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FOSAMAX PLUS D

Fosamax 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  *

*This description is for related drug Fosamax

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

18.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1075 of 3238

$3.26M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1137 of 3238

4,860
Patients

Rank: 1073 of 3238

4,820
Prescribers

Rank: 998 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Fosamax »

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42%

of people say

it's worth it

28%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 829 2,808 $499K
New York 562 2,097 $421K
Pennsylvania 434 2,080 $350K
Texas 355 1,308 $239K
New Jersey 201 726 $158K
Florida 224 711 $130K
Michigan 180 644 $136K
Ohio 160 559 $101K
Maryland 103 387 $73.4K
Arizona 97 372 $50.5K
Oregon 67 339 $62.7K
Virginia 101 325 $62.9K
Connecticut 88 325 $65.7K
Kentucky 89 315 $63.8K
Louisiana 71 314 $47K
Illinois 79 282 $50.8K
Georgia 82 256 $44.7K
Indiana 84 255 $52.3K
Wisconsin 46 252 $40.6K
Missouri 58 225 $35.3K
South Carolina 60 208 $29.4K
North Carolina 61 206 $39.2K
Tennessee 45 195 $32.8K
Massachusetts 56 190 $34.1K
Alabama 65 185 $29.7K
Oklahoma 42 176 $25.8K
New Mexico 48 150 $26.5K
Washington 38 147 $23.6K
Iowa 30 130 $20.1K
Minnesota 32 125 $23.9K
Hawaii 29 115 $22.7K
Kansas 25 109 $14.7K
West Virginia 27 99 $18.8K
Colorado 30 92 $17.3K
Arkansas 25 84 $14K
Mississippi 26 76 $10.8K
Rhode Island 14 53 $7,016
Nevada 22 47 $7,034
Maine 12 40 $9,304
Alaska 39 $2,336
District of Columbia 39 $7,412
Idaho 38 $7,368
Utah 13 36 $6,449
New Hampshire 34 $5,217
Delaware 12 32 $8,151
Montana 27 $5,555
Nebraska 27 $3,695
South Dakota 19 $2,995
Vermont 17 $2,790
North Dakota 11 $1,428
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 FOSAMAX PLUS D

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