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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
ANTONIO VILLALVAZO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled221

FRESNO

California

GERALDO SAAVEDRA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled217

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled216

NEW YORK

New York

STEFAN PENTSCHEV M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled213

EXETER

California

TRI-DUNG HOANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

SACRAMENTO

California

CHARLES OKONKWO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled209

LOS ANGELES

California

WILLIAM CLARK MD

Claims Filled209

HOUSTON

Texas

CHARLES PAULK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled204

DOTHAN

Alabama

ELENA CHRISTOFIDES MD, FACE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled202

COLUMBUS

Ohio

CHARLES COATS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled195

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

HUNG-ANH NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled193

RANCHO CORDOVA

California

CHARLES FILLINGANE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled191

FLOWOOD

Mississippi

JUVENAL MARTINEZ MD

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled191

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE SANDOVAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled191

DONNA

Texas

SUNG-NAE BYUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

LOS ANGELES

California

FERNANDO BARQUERO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled188

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JORGE ROBLES MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled185

EL CENTRO

California

RAYMOND FINK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled182

LA MESA

California

SAMUEL MALAYAN

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled181

GLENDALE

California

JOHN SAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

LOS ANGELES

California

LUIS VASQUEZ PAC

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled180

NEW YORK

New York

BENITO RIVAS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled180

OROSI

California

HUMBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled176

HIALEAH

Florida

RICARDO NIMO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled175

CENTREVILLE

Mississippi

WINSTON WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

BUENA PARK

California