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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
RAJENDRA GANDHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

MOUSSA ALHAJ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled138

ASHLAND

Kentucky

ELVIS TANSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

STOCKTON

California

JOSEPH NEWSOM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled135

CHERAW

South Carolina

JOSEPH FOUST MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

VIDALIA

Georgia

THANH NGUYEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled134

GARDEN GROVE

California

URI GUEFEN M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled133

CALEXICO

California

JOSE GORIS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled133

NEW YORK

New York

PHILIP RYAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled132

MARTINSBURG

West Virginia

MOHAMMAD IBRAHIM MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled132

WEST PATERSON

New Jersey

TARCISIO DIAZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled132

CORONA

California

YONG TAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

BRAWLEY

California

MAHA ANSARA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled131

LAKE MARY

Florida

MARIO OCHOA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled130

FRESNO

California

PAVEL POLSKIY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled130

CARMICHAEL

California

HING WONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled128

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE ORCASITA-NG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

HIALEAH

Florida

GEORGE EVANS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

MUSCLE SHOALS

Alabama

TANVEER ASLAM M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled127

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

CHAULA PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

BRONX

New York

HAN DUONG M.D.& D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

ROSEMEAD

California

ROGELIO GARCIA-CAVAZOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

LAREDO

Texas

ASHOK BHAT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

TAMPA

Florida

MICHAEL LAI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled125

SANTA MARIA

California

CHENGALROYAN RAGHUANTHAN MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled125

PARAMOUNT

California