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ACTOPLUS MET

This is a combination drug containing pioglitazone and metformin and is used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus called type 2 diabetes. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

312K
Medicare Part D Claims
$123M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 54,348 $15.5M
New York 41,954 $12M
Texas 37,098 $11.7M
Florida 33,260 $9.21M
North Carolina 20,157 $5.57M
Ohio 17,351 $5.71M
Pennsylvania 17,094 $4.99M
New Jersey 15,418 $4.64M
Tennessee 12,962 $3.64M
Georgia 12,774 $3.38M
Alabama 10,734 $2.78M
Illinois 10,314 $3.13M
South Carolina 10,308 $2.76M
Virginia 9,275 $2.75M
Mississippi 9,102 $2.29M
Louisiana 8,426 $2.13M
Kentucky 8,218 $2.53M
Indiana 7,888 $2.41M
Missouri 7,789 $2.04M
Oklahoma 6,043 $1.78M
Arkansas 5,786 $1.48M
Michigan 5,580 $1.86M
Connecticut 5,367 $1.66M
Kansas 4,901 $1.36M
Arizona 4,852 $1.49M
Maryland 4,179 $1.4M
Iowa 4,115 $1.08M
Wisconsin 3,807 $1.17M
West Virginia 3,585 $1.05M
Nebraska 3,134 $840K
Massachusetts 2,609 $777K
Colorado 2,430 $786K
Nevada 2,422 $791K
Hawaii 2,316 $711K
Puerto Rico 2,246 $487K
Washington 1,973 $582K
Idaho 1,911 $558K
Oregon 1,828 $557K
Utah 1,660 $525K
Minnesota 1,337 $452K
Montana 1,319 $359K
Delaware 1,068 $400K
Rhode Island 1,026 $286K
Maine 884 $301K
South Dakota 875 $263K
New Mexico 812 $246K
North Dakota 681 $175K
New Hampshire 616 $194K
Wyoming 596 $155K
District of Columbia 422 $116K
Alaska 228 $55.8K
Vermont 159 $56.2K
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 ACTOPLUS MET

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled575

LOS ANGELES

California

SUNG LIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled394

MERCEDES

Texas

TUONG HA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

COVINA

California

JORGE ANDRADE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled373

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

MAX MERCADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled365

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ZALMAN STAROSTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled362

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERT POETZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled340

BRIDGETON

Missouri

GUSTAVO VILLARREAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled324

LAREDO

Texas

GLENN SCHEXNAYDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled316

DONALDSONVILLE

Louisiana

SONIA JIMENEZ-VICTORES M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled306

HIALEAH

Florida

RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled290

BRONX

New York

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled278

LOS ANGELES

California

MIN WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled277

BROOKLYN

New York

FRANZ GOYZUETA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled275

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled272

NARANJA

Florida

WAYNE WOO MD MA CCD FACE CDE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled264

FLOWOOD

Mississippi

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled255

MODESTO

California

PAUL CHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled252

LOS ANGELES

California

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled250

LOS ANGELES

California

IN HUH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled247

CHICAGO

Illinois

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

GLENDALE

California

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled235

MIAMI

Florida

NURIA LOPEZ-PAJARES MD

Public Health General Preventive Medicine

Claims Filled235

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JOSE BARAHONA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

EL PASO

Texas

MARIO CEJA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled221

CALEXICO

California