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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
RAMON MOREDA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MARK MILLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

SOLOMON FOROUZESH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

CULVER CITY

California

MICHAEL LUZAR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

OLGA OLIVARES HERRERA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MCALLEN

Texas

MANKWAN WONG M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HONOLULU

Hawaii

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

PEORIA

Arizona

SIMPSON TANNER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

EDWARD SHOEMAKER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled50

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MIGUEL GONZALEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

LEESBURG

Florida

CHACKO ALAPPATT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

MIDDLETOWN

Ohio

BRANNON TREECE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JONESBORO

Arkansas

RAIF TAWAKOL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

MERCED

California

SATHIYARAJ GEORGE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

MISSION

Texas

PAULINE CAMACHO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

MAYWOOD

Illinois

PERRY SAVAGE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled50

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

RITA PRADHAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

POMONA

California

HANNA MAWAD MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JOHN BOOTH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

FLORENCE

South Carolina

ROBERT WERTZ MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

ESFANDIAR ESFANDIARIFARD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ENCINO

California

ROBERT WERMERS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

PRITI MODI M.D., F.A.C.P.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

MODESTO

California

HENRY BONE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

DETROIT

Michigan

KENNETH WASSER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

TINTON FALLS

New Jersey