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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
GARY CHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

BROOKLYN

New York

THOMAS MASTAKOURIS M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

ASTORIA

New York

PEDRO MCDOUGAL M.D. F.A.C.P.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled167

WESLACO

Texas

SUNNY MELENDEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled166

TORRANCE

California

JOHN ARMATO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

REDONDO BEACH

California

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

ALHAMBRA

California

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled162

GLENDALE

California

JAMES NORTH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled158

GLENS FALLS

New York

JOHN MARK MD

Claims Filled158

NEW YORK

New York

XIAOGUANG HUANG M.D., PHD.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

OAKLAND

California

THEK MOUANOUTOUA PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled157

FRESNO

California

JEFFREY CHANG MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled157

PEORIA

Illinois

SOOIL KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

FOREST PARK

Georgia

HECTOR DELGADO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled154

MIAMI

Florida

FRANCISCO PENA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

LAREDO

Texas

RAMON CASTRO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

CHICAGO

Illinois

SINGH BOUN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled150

MONTEREY PARK

California

MARTHA VALDIVIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

NEW YORK

New York

JULIAN MARQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled150

HIALEAH

Florida

BA NGUYEN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled149

OXNARD

California

TUNG LAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

SAN DIEGO

California

JULIO DIAZ MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled147

SANTA BARBARA

California

STEVE TRIKOUNAKIS RPA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled143

GARNERVILLE

New York

KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

PALMDALE

California

SAMI ABUFARHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

DEARBORN

Michigan