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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
VIJAYKUMAR RAO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

SOUTH HOLLAND

Illinois

SATWANT SINGH M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SAMUEL TALLERICO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JAMES SMELSER M. D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

JAMES REDINGTON MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

N KANSAS CITY

Missouri

SHEILA CHERIAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

VICTORVILLE

California

WILLIAM GAUGHAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

RENEE DUA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled56

NORTHRIDGE

California

ANNE WAGNER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

VICTORIA

Texas

TEJINDER AHUJA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

WEBSTER

Texas

BYRON WELCH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

AUSTIN

Texas

ALAN WASSERSTEIN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DAVID TIETJEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

ARACHELVI DHANDAYUTHAPANI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

PHENIX CITY

Alabama

GURDEV SINGH M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

PEORIA

Arizona

RUBEN VELEZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

DALLAS

Texas

ERINN RUFF NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled56

WESTERVILLE

Ohio

NEHAL PATEL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled55

ATLANTA

Georgia

NAI YAO MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled55

NEW YORK

New York

DAVID HALPERT M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled55

ATLANTIS

Florida

GREGORIO LIPAT M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled55

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

MIGUEL VAZQUEZ MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled55

DALLAS

Texas

CARLOS MARCHENA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled55

BAY CITY

Michigan

JOHN GERIG M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled55

CONCORD

North Carolina

BRIAN DONNER D.O.

Nephrology

Claims Filled55

WILMINGTON

North Carolina