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FORTICAL

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

238K
Medicare Part D Claims
$23.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 40,603 $2.68M
Texas 17,915 $1.48M
Ohio 17,768 $1.58M
Pennsylvania 16,483 $1.37M
New York 15,246 $1.27M
Illinois 13,132 $1.17M
Florida 13,071 $1.05M
Michigan 8,166 $706K
New Jersey 7,368 $653K
North Carolina 7,325 $599K
Kentucky 6,972 $563K
Virginia 6,722 $535K
Missouri 6,710 $534K
Minnesota 6,679 $540K
Georgia 6,251 $497K
Tennessee 6,017 $474K
Washington 5,863 $460K
Arizona 5,483 $455K
Wisconsin 5,189 $399K
Massachusetts 5,055 $393K
Iowa 4,850 $378K
Indiana 4,653 $384K
Oklahoma 4,502 $356K
Louisiana 4,153 $298K
Connecticut 4,080 $319K
Arkansas 3,796 $269K
South Carolina 3,230 $250K
Maryland 3,187 $293K
Oregon 3,173 $244K
Nebraska 3,166 $242K
Alabama 3,158 $254K
West Virginia 2,855 $242K
Hawaii 2,756 $185K
Kansas 2,751 $211K
Colorado 2,677 $207K
Mississippi 2,513 $193K
South Dakota 2,150 $162K
Rhode Island 2,004 $148K
New Hampshire 1,582 $130K
Maine 1,559 $143K
New Mexico 1,454 $124K
Idaho 1,222 $94K
Montana 1,120 $90K
North Dakota 1,053 $80.3K
Nevada 908 $86.2K
Utah 755 $63.2K
Wyoming 612 $50.3K
Vermont 522 $40.1K
Delaware 485 $42.9K
Alaska 322 $30.9K
Puerto Rico 303 $22.1K
District of Columbia 171 $12.4K
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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