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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 2015

668K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 302 of 3395

$76.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 324 of 3395

149,059
Patients

Rank: 350 of 3395

51,436
Prescribers

Rank: 399 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

572K

2011

576K

2012

635K

2013

649K

2014

668K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$71.2M

2011

$72.6M

2012

$81.6M

2013

$87.5M

2014

$76.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$113

2011

$115

2012

$114

2013

$122

2014

$111

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 16,627 78,429 $8.44M
Texas 15,268 60,394 $8.45M
Pennsylvania 9,418 44,252 $4.5M
New York 9,552 43,786 $4.06M
Florida 10,189 42,895 $4.88M
Ohio 6,864 30,473 $3.37M
Georgia 5,893 26,728 $3.06M
Illinois 5,682 25,590 $2.61M
North Carolina 5,494 25,093 $3.1M
Michigan 5,768 23,468 $2.8M
New Jersey 4,618 19,187 $1.88M
Tennessee 3,569 14,722 $1.64M
South Carolina 3,290 14,504 $1.72M
Maryland 3,194 13,190 $1.53M
Arizona 2,804 11,501 $1.26M
Virginia 2,858 11,385 $1.4M
Alabama 2,654 11,037 $1.65M
Kentucky 2,498 10,707 $1.22M
Minnesota 2,387 10,648 $1.34M
Missouri 2,335 10,353 $1.07M
Massachusetts 2,276 10,028 $1.07M
Mississippi 2,126 9,972 $1.36M
Indiana 2,504 9,941 $1.13M
Louisiana 2,378 9,629 $1.36M
Wisconsin 1,739 7,876 $791K
Washington 1,812 7,382 $795K
Oklahoma 1,587 6,532 $1.02M
Oregon 1,497 6,378 $768K
Arkansas 1,368 5,961 $685K
Connecticut 1,274 5,893 $674K
Colorado 1,429 5,643 $620K
Kansas 1,196 5,546 $623K
Iowa 949 4,644 $443K
New Mexico 1,125 4,309 $516K
Hawaii 936 3,916 $448K
Nevada 850 3,656 $373K
West Virginia 855 3,548 $356K
Delaware 748 2,522 $343K
District of Columbia 551 2,274 $258K
Nebraska 472 2,031 $179K
South Dakota 412 1,797 $205K
North Dakota 407 1,676 $189K
Idaho 381 1,606 $169K
Rhode Island 279 1,278 $108K
Maine 342 1,215 $150K
Alaska 158 1,213 $78.1K
New Hampshire 315 1,172 $139K
Montana 263 1,114 $120K
Utah 206 677 $76.1K
Vermont 97 398 $44.2K
Wyoming 49 194 $18.2K
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 »

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Top prescribers for CALCIUM ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROHIT SHARMA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

WALNUT CREEK

California

MOHAMMED MONZUR M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

ALBANY

New York

KALPANA UDAY M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

BRONX

New York

ARYS CELAYA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

BRADENTON

Florida

FIRAS KHOURY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

TIGARD

Oregon

GASPAR BARRETO TORRELLA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

MIAMI

Florida

YANGMING CAO MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

FRESNO

California

SYED AHMED M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

SHELBY

North Carolina

DARIUSH BAHRAMI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

ATLANTA

Georgia

GEORGE MCKELLAR NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled67

FLINT

Michigan

ALFREDO FIALLO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

FILOTEO ALANO MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

DALY CITY

California

GEORGE ADAM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

BATTLE CREEK

Michigan

MILTON GIRON MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

AMARILLO

Texas

LYNNE HERMAN ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled67

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

JORGE AJURIA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

FORT LAUDERDALE

Florida

MICHAEL ARAGON M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

FORT WORTH

Texas

BAYINNAH SHABAZZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

GLEN BURNIE

Maryland

ERIK SITKER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

BURBANK

California

MADHULIKA SHARMA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

LIMERICK

Pennsylvania

DAVID LEVIN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

TEANECK

New Jersey

RUPESH RAINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

AKRON

Ohio

TRAVIS FIGANBAUM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

MOLINE

Illinois

CARLOS GONZALEZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

MONTEBELLO

California

ATIF FAKHRUDDIN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled67

OSWEGO

Illinois