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ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

7.64M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 44 of 3395

$66.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 358 of 3395

1,623,225
Patients

Rank: 52 of 3395

255,925
Prescribers

Rank: 80 of 3395

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

30%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

9.69M

2011

8.58M

2012

8.1M

2013

7.77M

2014

7.65M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$155M

2011

$110M

2012

$101M

2013

$81.3M

2014

$66.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$39

2011

$34

2012

$31

2013

$27

2014

$22

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 275,640 1,205,726 $11.7M
Florida 136,612 600,933 $5.04M
New York 101,034 538,461 $4.18M
Texas 127,675 524,187 $4.64M
Pennsylvania 62,156 327,701 $2.66M
Ohio 62,648 297,529 $2.85M
Illinois 56,630 270,390 $2.47M
North Carolina 40,206 200,050 $1.56M
Michigan 45,795 191,952 $1.89M
Massachusetts 33,761 169,438 $1.66M
New Jersey 34,346 163,611 $1.43M
Georgia 33,543 161,973 $1.22M
Indiana 33,636 153,634 $1.37M
Missouri 29,651 149,166 $1.19M
Tennessee 32,543 148,418 $1.13M
Arizona 34,156 142,924 $1.45M
Wisconsin 30,603 142,701 $1.34M
Virginia 27,118 120,751 $1.12M
Washington 27,095 120,282 $1.05M
Minnesota 29,053 117,656 $1.25M
Kentucky 21,410 109,198 $801K
Louisiana 21,525 108,289 $872K
Oregon 23,583 103,754 $913K
Colorado 25,100 102,082 $1.11M
Iowa 18,923 96,943 $714K
South Carolina 18,351 86,280 $721K
Alabama 18,888 85,689 $629K
Maryland 17,527 70,964 $741K
Kansas 14,148 69,961 $553K
Arkansas 13,237 69,624 $464K
Connecticut 14,154 69,021 $691K
Nevada 16,694 68,156 $623K
Oklahoma 14,415 65,272 $587K
Mississippi 9,326 49,732 $325K
Nebraska 8,559 47,291 $341K
New Mexico 11,067 46,502 $412K
Utah 10,896 44,039 $398K
West Virginia 9,107 43,991 $347K
Hawaii 8,239 35,368 $353K
Rhode Island 5,588 32,520 $241K
Idaho 7,174 30,381 $277K
Maine 5,750 24,059 $259K
South Dakota 4,385 22,072 $180K
Montana 4,549 20,674 $167K
New Hampshire 4,698 20,082 $197K
North Dakota 3,862 18,085 $146K
Delaware 3,484 13,232 $150K
District of Columbia 2,049 9,274 $85.7K
Vermont 2,161 8,993 $103K
Wyoming 1,585 7,089 $63.6K
Alaska 1,034 6,972 $57.1K
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 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 ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,205

MCALLEN

Texas

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,193

FLUSHING

New York

JAVIER SAENZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,192

LA JOYA

Texas

SU LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,179

SAN GABRIEL

California

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,166

HIALEAH

Florida

MIN WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,163

BROOKLYN

New York

NICHOLAS TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,157

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

BAOEN JIANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,152

NEW YORK

New York

HUAN D LE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,148

WESTMINSTER

California

RALPH KELLY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,135

OKEMOS

Michigan

CHARLES KING M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,134

TUPELO

Mississippi

LI LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,133

MONTEREY PARK

California

WEI LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,119

NEW YORK

New York

LOUIS ZUCKER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,115

LOS ANGELES

California

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,114

HIALEAH

Florida

LUIS ROBLES M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled1,110

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,110

LOS ANGELES

California

DEBORAH MILLER NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,096

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN FRITZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,093

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,086

ROSEMEAD

California

CHONG KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,063

ELKINS PARK

Pennsylvania

LIZET VIDAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,057

MIAMI SPRINGS

Florida

HONG BUI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,055

SAN JOSE

California

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,038

BROOKLYN

New York

DENNIS SUAREZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,034

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico