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CALCITONIN,SALMON,SYNTHETIC

Miacalcin (calcitonin) blocks the cells that break down bone. This makes stronger bones and lowers calcium levels in the blood. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug calcitonin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

42.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 869 of 3395

$3.53M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1265 of 3395

12,339
Patients

Rank: 872 of 3395

9,377
Prescribers

Rank: 838 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

290K

2011

217K

2012

141K

2013

72.9K

2014

42.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$23.1M

2011

$18M

2012

$12.1M

2013

$5.96M

2014

$3.53M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$91

2011

$94

2012

$89

2013

$87

2014

$85

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 4,153 12,086 $818K
Pennsylvania 563 2,322 $204K
Ohio 620 2,238 $251K
Texas 530 1,899 $170K
New York 448 1,752 $167K
Kentucky 273 1,255 $107K
Illinois 338 1,158 $108K
Virginia 302 1,048 $79.9K
Minnesota 276 1,045 $90.5K
Missouri 239 1,004 $83.6K
Florida 310 966 $89.9K
Michigan 289 893 $91.5K
Georgia 227 890 $73K
Hawaii 265 844 $67.9K
New Jersey 232 814 $77.6K
Washington 303 806 $56.8K
Iowa 172 754 $63.8K
Nebraska 115 725 $63.7K
Oregon 230 722 $47.2K
Wisconsin 216 707 $60.2K
North Carolina 173 634 $56.6K
Maryland 167 570 $44.3K
Massachusetts 138 547 $53.3K
Colorado 211 515 $37.9K
Oklahoma 122 506 $45.5K
Louisiana 117 481 $36K
Arizona 164 479 $48.5K
Indiana 130 445 $43.2K
Tennessee 138 423 $39.1K
Arkansas 84 330 $29.6K
Kansas 82 316 $30.3K
Connecticut 72 301 $31.5K
West Virginia 70 291 $25.6K
Alabama 89 280 $23.9K
South Dakota 79 253 $18.9K
Mississippi 63 251 $21.2K
South Carolina 67 241 $23K
New Mexico 60 219 $19.2K
Montana 55 196 $15.9K
Utah 40 186 $15.1K
North Dakota 44 177 $16.2K
Rhode Island 42 174 $14.3K
Idaho 45 169 $13.9K
Nevada 38 115 $10.5K
Wyoming 19 92 $7,696
New Hampshire 26 86 $7,845
Vermont 12 66 $6,327
Maine 23 65 $7,508
Delaware 14 58 $5,621
District of Columbia 18 36 $2,291
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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