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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
ALEXANDER BEKER

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled125

BROOKLYN

New York

LORENZO MUNOZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

LOS ANGELES

California

TU TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

SAN DIEGO

California

JONATHAN CHANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

BROOKLYN

New York

JONATHAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

LONG BEACH

California

JOSE BAUTISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

SANGER

California

SACHAL BADLANI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

LONG ISLAND CITY

New York

RONALDO ROQUE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

LONG BEACH

California

RAUF BABA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

RIDGELY

Tennessee

DONALD SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

OKOLONA

Mississippi

YANINA BELOTSERKOVSKAYA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

BROOKLYN

New York

SHAHED QUYYUMI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled118

STATEN ISLAND

New York

ALEXANDER POKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

BALTIMORE

Maryland

FRANCOIS BRUTUS MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled118

BROOKLYN

New York

STEVEN SAYEGH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

PHOENIX

Arizona

TOU VUE N.D

Naturopath

Claims Filled117

SACRAMENTO

California

G, MCINTOSH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

UNIONTOWN

Ohio

YONG CHANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

ARLINGTON

Texas

DONNIE BATIE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

RUFUS CAIN

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

BENNETTSVILLE

South Carolina

HING LUONG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

FRESNO

California

JUSTIN GREENLEE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

CARLOS CASAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

LAREDO

Texas

BO CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

NEW YORK

New York

JESSE REY CONSING M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

HILDEBRAN

North Carolina