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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
JOHN EVERETT MD

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled58

JACKSON

Tennessee

RICHARD STAMILE MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled58

TULSA

Oklahoma

LAWRENCE MULMED MD FACE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled58

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

CAMERON LINDBERG MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled58

LOMPOC

California

ELENA CHRISTOFIDES MD, FACE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled58

COLUMBUS

Ohio

LOUKA MAKKAR M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled58

POLK

Pennsylvania

LILLIAN SZYDLO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled58

BEVERLY HILLS

California

MIGUEL GONZALEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

LEESBURG

Florida

ABIGAIL NEIMAN M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled57

HOUSTON

Texas

WAYNE RISKIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

JAMES ROTH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled57

MANCHESTER

Tennessee

SCOTT STEIN DOPA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

VICTORIA

Texas

JENNIFER SHIVERS PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled57

PLANO

Texas

THEODORE BELANGER MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled57

ROCKWALL

Texas

LINDA COX MSN APRN BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled57

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

ROBERT ABRAHAM M.D.

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled57

JONESBORO

Arkansas

DEBORAH PLANTE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled57

CARMICHAEL

California

KATE QUEEN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

CLYDE

North Carolina

ANUPAMA CHAUHAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

COLUMBUS

Ohio

HOWARD BUSCH D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled57

LOXAHATCHEE

Florida

LIANG-HSIEN HAHN MD PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

HONOLULU

Hawaii

CARRIE GILSTRAP D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled56

TULSA

Oklahoma

JOHN GRESH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled56

OCALA

Florida

CARLOS ISALES MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled56

AUGUSTA

Georgia

ERLINDA CACHOLA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

HONOLULU

Hawaii