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FORTEO

Treats osteoporosis (weak or brittle bones) in men, and in women who have gone through menopause. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

147K
Medicare Part D Claims
$215M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 28,203 $31.2M
Texas 17,536 $20.9M
New York 16,092 $18M
Florida 15,670 $18M
Pennsylvania 8,833 $10.3M
Ohio 6,532 $7.66M
Tennessee 5,519 $6.45M
Michigan 5,300 $6.39M
North Carolina 4,734 $5.57M
New Jersey 4,733 $5.45M
Illinois 4,277 $5.08M
Georgia 4,266 $5.1M
Kentucky 4,146 $5.08M
Missouri 3,826 $4.29M
Indiana 3,657 $4.32M
Arizona 3,301 $4.05M
Minnesota 2,998 $3.37M
Alabama 2,854 $3.21M
Oklahoma 2,846 $3.34M
Virginia 2,658 $3.44M
Puerto Rico 2,563 $2.81M
South Carolina 2,534 $2.99M
Washington 2,466 $2.76M
Arkansas 2,456 $2.79M
Colorado 2,312 $2.83M
Massachusetts 2,191 $2.54M
Hawaii 2,124 $2.32M
Connecticut 2,038 $2.47M
Wisconsin 1,827 $2.05M
Maryland 1,772 $2.23M
Kansas 1,676 $1.9M
Louisiana 1,497 $1.68M
Iowa 1,487 $1.64M
Nebraska 1,269 $1.38M
Mississippi 1,134 $1.31M
Utah 1,106 $1.32M
Oregon 1,080 $1.23M
West Virginia 935 $1.09M
New Mexico 830 $1.11M
Nevada 585 $681K
Maine 582 $756K
Idaho 556 $612K
South Dakota 406 $450K
North Dakota 401 $434K
Montana 377 $425K
New Hampshire 369 $461K
Rhode Island 307 $337K
Delaware 259 $424K
Vermont 176 $194K
Wyoming 164 $185K
Alaska 133 $163K
District of Columbia 102 $130K
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 FORTEO

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled952

EDINBURG

Texas

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled882

BROOKLYN

New York

TAMMY BECKETT FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled547

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

FREDA HANNAFON N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled532

ROCHESTER

New York

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled498

NEW YORK

New York

AZAREL ABINADER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled448

MIAMI

Florida

MOHAMED ABOYOUSSEF M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled409

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JOSEPH LANE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled401

NEW YORK

New York

FULGENCIO SALINAS M.D.

Anatomic Pathology Clinical Pathology

Claims Filled395

EDINBURG

Texas

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled377

SAN GABRIEL

California

GILBERT GELFAND M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled344

DOWNEY

California

PAUL MILLER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled292

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

MICHAEL WORKMAN M.D.

Neuroradiology

Claims Filled291

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

SETH KANTOR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled290

DUBLIN

Ohio

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled286

HIALEAH

Florida

GEORGE LIU M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

NEW YORK

New York

JOY SCHECHTMAN DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled278

PEORIA

Arizona

SONWOO LEE MD

Claims Filled275

LOS ANGELES

California

ZONGLANG TSAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled269

TORRANCE

California

JILLAINE RUPPEL NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled269

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

AMY CHU-WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled257

NEW YORK

New York

XIAOGUANG HUANG M.D., PHD.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

OAKLAND

California

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled248

BEVERLY HILLS

California

CHRISTOPHER RECKNOR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

ALICE CHU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled240

CLIFTON

New Jersey