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FORTEO

Forteo works by stimulating cells that build up and strengthen your bones. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

207K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 510 of 3238

$307M
Retail Cost

Rank: 78 of 3238

39,289
Patients

Rank: 567 of 3238

17,807
Prescribers

Rank: 614 of 3238

User Reviews of FORTEO »

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Alternatives:

Actonel Boniva Fosamax Evista

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 5,427 30,667 $42.1M
Texas 4,645 23,899 $34.9M
Florida 3,038 15,377 $23.1M
New York 2,763 14,879 $22.7M
Pennsylvania 1,694 9,453 $14.2M
Michigan 1,775 9,159 $14.6M
Ohio 1,456 7,568 $11.7M
Tennessee 1,227 5,773 $8.98M
New Jersey 1,160 5,602 $9.07M
North Carolina 1,052 4,873 $7.57M
Georgia 900 4,508 $6.9M
Indiana 901 4,448 $6.94M
Kentucky 868 4,359 $6.66M
Missouri 852 4,357 $6.23M
Arizona 842 3,934 $5.97M
Illinois 796 3,834 $5.93M
Alabama 703 3,825 $5.44M
Oklahoma 637 3,534 $5.23M
Colorado 683 3,367 $4.86M
Minnesota 602 3,308 $4.77M
Arkansas 620 3,149 $4.43M
Virginia 568 2,855 $4.56M
Massachusetts 443 2,498 $3.74M
Hawaii 408 2,450 $3.38M
Wisconsin 435 2,418 $3.45M
Washington 454 2,317 $3.44M
South Carolina 452 2,135 $3.33M
Connecticut 391 2,119 $3.28M
Maryland 358 1,639 $2.62M
Louisiana 303 1,536 $2.13M
Iowa 236 1,409 $1.93M
Mississippi 242 1,264 $1.78M
Kansas 222 1,236 $1.83M
Oregon 237 1,148 $1.61M
Utah 223 1,104 $1.63M
New Mexico 168 872 $1.28M
Nebraska 154 850 $1.18M
West Virginia 140 716 $1.17M
Maine 128 694 $1.06M
North Dakota 118 649 $901K
Idaho 123 647 $950K
Nevada 132 598 $875K
South Dakota 106 538 $790K
New Hampshire 103 504 $731K
Rhode Island 72 435 $610K
Montana 90 416 $613K
Delaware 101 390 $749K
Alaska 51 225 $348K
District of Columbia 28 129 $204K
Vermont 31 125 $206K
Wyoming 14 53 $71.1K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
WILLIAM LIU M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

REDONDO BEACH

California

MARY GASAL M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled50

AUSTIN

Texas

MAHMOOD PAZIRANDEH MD, FACP, FACR

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

JOSEPH SHAKER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

MENOMONEE FALLS

Wisconsin

NORMAN DAVENPORT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WORTH

Texas

PAUL JENNINGS M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled50

SAN MARCOS

Texas

NORMAN GAYLIS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

AVENTURA

Florida

LUBNA MIRZA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

NORMAN

Oklahoma

BHASKAR GUNDABOLU M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

TOLEDO

Ohio

ESTHER LIPSTEIN-KRESCH MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

NEW HYDE PARK

New York

AHMET DIRICAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

DONALD TUCKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TULLAHOMA

Tennessee

MICHAEL REZAIAN M.D.

Claims Filled50

MARTINSBURG

West Virginia

JAMES MACK MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

BILLINGS

Montana

JAMES MOSSELL D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

TIFTON

Georgia

MICHAEL OWEN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled50

LUBBOCK

Texas

KHURRUM WADUD MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

MATTHEW MUNDWILER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Ohio

DOUGLAS FLAGG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

SOUTH EUCLID

Ohio

NIYUTCHAI CHAITHONGDI M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

FARGO

North Dakota

RICHARD BARBER M.D.

Orthopaedic Trauma

Claims Filled50

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

JEFFREY FEINSTEIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

PATRICIA WU M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

SAN DIEGO

California

MICHAEL ECONS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

MANOUCHEHR RASHTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled51

LOS ANGELES

California