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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. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

403K
Medicare Part D Claims
$71.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 65,820 $8.48M
Texas 52,116 $7.82M
Pennsylvania 37,688 $3.88M
Florida 37,346 $4.61M
New York 33,838 $3.61M
Ohio 25,497 $2.98M
Illinois 23,158 $2.61M
Georgia 22,862 $3.16M
North Carolina 22,151 $3.07M
Michigan 17,669 $2.22M
New Jersey 14,311 $1.55M
Tennessee 12,892 $1.48M
South Carolina 11,821 $1.65M
Maryland 11,414 $1.5M
Minnesota 11,330 $1.35M
Virginia 10,826 $1.4M
Alabama 10,336 $1.5M
Louisiana 10,222 $1.39M
Massachusetts 9,401 $983K
Arizona 9,396 $1.07M
Missouri 9,046 $1.01M
Indiana 8,740 $1.06M
Kentucky 8,407 $1.01M
Puerto Rico 7,912 $1.02M
Mississippi 7,876 $1.01M
Wisconsin 7,440 $832K
Washington 6,948 $843K
Oklahoma 6,790 $1.07M
Oregon 5,576 $742K
Connecticut 5,265 $647K
Arkansas 5,231 $620K
Kansas 4,959 $579K
Iowa 4,521 $455K
Colorado 4,500 $637K
Hawaii 3,338 $340K
West Virginia 3,336 $365K
New Mexico 3,109 $374K
Delaware 2,413 $359K
Nevada 2,164 $251K
District of Columbia 1,900 $230K
Nebraska 1,844 $203K
Idaho 1,341 $155K
Alaska 1,298 $108K
Maine 1,234 $165K
South Dakota 1,112 $134K
North Dakota 1,066 $116K
New Hampshire 997 $127K
Rhode Island 937 $83.7K
Montana 840 $106K
Utah 742 $97.2K
Vermont 417 $39.6K
Wyoming 364 $43.3K
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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Top prescribers for CALCIUM ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAVIER NARVARTE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

RENO

Nevada

MARTHA VERSPRILLE PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

CHESAPEAKE

Virginia

CARA WALZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ST PAUL

Minnesota

PAUL LIGHT M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

BALTIMORE

Maryland

PATRICIA SHATNEY FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

BRIDGEPORT

Connecticut

BRAXTER IRBY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

BROOKHAVEN

Mississippi

JIMMY YUE

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

ALHAMBRA

California

PAUL DEVORE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

HYATTSVILLE

Maryland

CHARLES KAUPKE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

ORANGE

California

MARK ALBRIGHT MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

PUEBLO

Colorado

JASON LIZAKOWSKI PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

FARGO

North Dakota

WASIQUE NARVEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VINELAND

New Jersey

VILMA QUIJADA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

RENTON

Washington

WILLIAM BUCHANAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

WILLIAM BARAGER DO

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

PROVO

Utah

CLIFFORD CULPEPPER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

ROANOKE

Virginia

DOMENICK COVER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

SARASOTA

Florida

KENNETH KRICHMAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

EDMONDS

Washington

KARL SCHWARZE M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled50

AKRON

Ohio

JOHN PEPE M.D,

Specialist

Claims Filled50

STATEN ISLAND

New York

STEVE SU MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

FRESNO

California

GERARD HAFNER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

LINCOLN

Nebraska

NEERA DAHL MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

AUSTIN

Texas

ROBERT SCHMIDT M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

CARY

North Carolina