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Prescriber Checkup » ALENDRONATE SODIUM

ALENDRONATE SODIUM

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

8.34M
Medicare Part D Claims
$107M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,315,154 $16.1M
Florida 687,504 $7.82M
New York 626,009 $8.4M
Texas 524,944 $6.45M
Pennsylvania 401,907 $5.13M
Ohio 333,040 $5.17M
Illinois 325,838 $4.3M
North Carolina 219,164 $2.74M
Michigan 205,153 $3.04M
Massachusetts 197,778 $3.33M
New Jersey 185,374 $2.35M
Georgia 173,479 $1.98M
Wisconsin 170,435 $2.22M
Missouri 169,571 $2.16M
Indiana 165,888 $2.29M
Tennessee 160,961 $1.81M
Minnesota 158,621 $2.17M
Arizona 148,864 $2M
Washington 144,331 $1.72M
Virginia 143,231 $1.97M
Iowa 129,222 $1.48M
Kentucky 121,213 $1.48M
Colorado 117,021 $1.44M
Oregon 116,601 $1.39M
Louisiana 113,074 $1.27M
South Carolina 94,089 $1.15M
Alabama 93,507 $975K
Kansas 90,475 $1.13M
Oklahoma 83,225 $1.17M
Connecticut 80,291 $1.12M
Maryland 79,042 $1.1M
Arkansas 75,817 $809K
Nevada 74,122 $924K
Nebraska 63,476 $719K
New Mexico 59,518 $751K
Mississippi 59,152 $592K
Hawaii 53,015 $886K
West Virginia 52,348 $660K
Utah 51,995 $719K
Rhode Island 46,235 $818K
Idaho 34,037 $477K
Maine 32,874 $539K
South Dakota 30,699 $382K
Montana 28,902 $354K
North Dakota 25,798 $307K
New Hampshire 22,334 $332K
Delaware 13,396 $220K
Wyoming 12,663 $158K
Vermont 11,739 $174K
District of Columbia 9,040 $111K
Alaska 9,008 $104K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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
AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,309

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

HONG BUI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,305

SAN JOSE

California

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,297

BROOKLYN

New York

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,273

ROSEMEAD

California

LUIS ROBLES M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled1,272

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

EFRAIN CARRASQUILLO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,271

MANATI

Puerto Rico

BIN WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,253

FLUSHING

New York

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,241

MIAMI

Florida

JAVAID SHEIKH MD FACP MRCP UK

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,221

ORLANDO

Florida

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,213

LOS ANGELES

California

RAUL HERNANDEZ RODRIQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,199

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,188

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID OH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,159

TORRANCE

California

YONG LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,156

NEW YORK

New York

EDDIE LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,144

ALHAMBRA

California

BEATRIZ TORRADO - RIDGLEY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,136

DOWNEY

California

JAIME ESTRADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,120

CALEXICO

California

THOMAS TSENG DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,094

MONTEREY PARK

California

KENNETH CHANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,094

SAN FRANCISCO

California

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,069

HIALEAH

Florida

WEI LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,058

NEW YORK

New York

JAVIER URDANETA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,056

OVIEDO

Florida

PAUL CHU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,053

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MANUEL FIGUEROA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,051

LOS ANGELES

California

FARHAD GHANAAT

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,049

BROOKLYN

New York