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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
STEVEN NEU MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled202

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

TAHIR HAFEEZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled201

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

EJAZ DAWSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

DETROIT

Michigan

EVELYN AMARGA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled200

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

KRISHNAPILLAI THAVARAJAH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled199

DEARBORN

Michigan

ARUNAS URBONAS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled199

VALDOSTA

Georgia

NAEEM HAIDER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled198

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

EDWARD FILIPPONE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled198

PHILA

Pennsylvania

LINDA BADILLO MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled198

HUDSON

Florida

JORGE BARRERO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled197

OAKLAND PARK

Florida

KOTTHEGAL ESHWAR MD

Specialist

Claims Filled197

MCALLEN

Texas

ROBERT FERGUSON M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled196

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL BERKOBEN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled196

DURHAM

North Carolina

FARIBA ZARINETCHI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled195

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ANDREW LEVINE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled195

EDINBURG

Texas

THUC TU MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled195

LONG BEACH

California

RAVINDRANATH KANTAMNENI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled194

DOTHAN

Alabama

FERNANDO RAUDALES MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled193

EL PASO

Texas

JORGE LARRANAGA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled193

KISSIMMEE

Florida

SAGHIR AHMED MD

Specialist

Claims Filled192

MACON

Georgia

MOHAMMAD KOTAKI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled192

MISSION

Texas

YOGESH PATEL MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled192

MORENO VALLEY

California

JAMES RAMENOFSKY M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled192

PRESCOTT

Arizona

JACINTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled191

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

RAMON GUADIZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled191

LYNWOOD

California