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CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

649K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 301 of 3362

$87.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 261 of 3362

146,792
Patients

Rank: 350 of 3362

51,326
Prescribers

Rank: 404 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 17,263 77,565 $10M
Texas 14,934 58,685 $9.68M
Pennsylvania 9,249 43,415 $5.02M
New York 9,149 40,940 $4.63M
Florida 9,709 40,880 $5.49M
Ohio 6,834 29,871 $3.87M
Georgia 5,821 25,855 $3.62M
North Carolina 5,509 25,333 $3.69M
Illinois 5,511 24,042 $2.98M
Michigan 5,641 22,506 $3.13M
New Jersey 4,354 17,862 $2.19M
Tennessee 3,562 14,447 $1.93M
South Carolina 3,276 13,814 $2.01M
Maryland 3,154 12,966 $1.81M
Minnesota 2,494 11,461 $1.61M
Virginia 2,768 11,032 $1.62M
Alabama 2,662 10,797 $1.85M
Arizona 2,538 10,409 $1.36M
Missouri 2,356 10,350 $1.3M
Massachusetts 2,325 10,293 $1.21M
Indiana 2,434 10,055 $1.34M
Kentucky 2,380 10,054 $1.3M
Louisiana 2,369 9,545 $1.48M
Mississippi 2,096 9,450 $1.46M
Wisconsin 1,666 7,631 $895K
Washington 1,747 7,345 $925K
Oklahoma 1,623 6,522 $1.16M
Oregon 1,458 6,037 $868K
Arkansas 1,328 5,709 $749K
Connecticut 1,223 5,679 $753K
Colorado 1,368 5,378 $736K
Kansas 1,167 5,276 $678K
Iowa 961 4,389 $456K
Hawaii 877 3,921 $535K
New Mexico 1,056 3,821 $518K
West Virginia 848 3,403 $413K
Nevada 792 3,267 $403K
District of Columbia 609 2,356 $330K
Delaware 718 2,271 $371K
Nebraska 445 2,073 $225K
North Dakota 431 1,719 $219K
South Dakota 382 1,705 $220K
Alaska 183 1,599 $124K
Idaho 337 1,432 $174K
Maine 356 1,361 $202K
Rhode Island 299 1,320 $133K
Montana 282 1,236 $158K
New Hampshire 291 1,027 $147K
Utah 185 606 $78.9K
Vermont 88 311 $40.5K
Wyoming 45 155 $20.1K
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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Top prescribers for CALCIUM ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LAKHI SAKHRANI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled680

ALHAMBRA

California

THOMAS WOOLDRIDGE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled479

TUPELO

Mississippi

DARIUSH ARFAANIA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled479

GLENDALE

California

SALIL MANGI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled474

MCALLEN

Texas

MARK BEVAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled445

FARMINGTON

New Mexico

BRAJESH BHATLA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled426

HARLINGEN

Texas

FABIOLA CARAPIA

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled426

CHULA VISTA

California

JIM-JER HWU MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled423

MONTEREY PARK

California

BONIFACE TUBIE M.D.

Claims Filled419

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

ANDREW LEVINE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled405

EDINBURG

Texas

VENKATESWARARAO ALLA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled398

MOLINE

Illinois

SURENDRA GUPTA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled392

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

BENAHILI IBOAYA DO

Specialist

Claims Filled376

FINDLAY

Ohio

OLADAYO SANUSI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled370

HARLINGEN

Texas

SAM STEA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled354

MONTOURSVILLE

Pennsylvania

MARC WEINER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled347

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

JAMES GROFF DO

Nephrology

Claims Filled347

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

SHAH ISLAM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled347

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ADOLFO GARCIA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled345

LAREDO

Texas

JOHN SCHILLING MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled339

ALBANY

Georgia

JOHN LEE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled337

TUPELO

Mississippi

GEORGE HON MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled336

LONG BEACH

California

JEFFREY BELL MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled336

ALBANY

Georgia

CHARLES MURDOCK MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled334

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

YONG DU M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled329

VICTORIA

Texas