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FORTEO

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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
JOSH WENG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled238

ARCADIA

California

FERGUS MCKIERNAN MD

Claims Filled236

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

BARRY JACOBSON MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled232

DREXEL HILL

Pennsylvania

JORGE DIAZ D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled225

HIALEAH

Florida

ARIE SALZMAN M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled222

LAREDO

Texas

SUN SHIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled211

LOS ANGELES

California

SUMAN THAKKER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled210

VICTORVILLE

California

MONA TABIB MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled208

ENCINO

California

AFSHINE EMRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled187

TARZANA

California

JAY GINTHER MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled184

WATERLOO

Iowa

RICHARD FAUSEL DO

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled180

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

NAGASAMUDRA ASHOK M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled174

SAN JACINTO

California

ROBERTO BEATON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

BURBANK

California

CHRISTINE SIMONELLI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled169

WOODBURY

Minnesota

LAURA PORTER FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled169

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

LILLIAN WILLIAMS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled167

EDINBURG

Texas

ROBERT FLORES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled167

SAN FERNANDO

California

CHUN HUNG HSUIH M.D

Interpreter

Claims Filled166

BROOKLYN

New York

LEE JONES MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled166

TYLER

Texas

SUNG-NAE BYUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

LOS ANGELES

California

CARLOS SESIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled165

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JAESOO PAK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled164

CERRITOS

California

CHAD DEAL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled163

CLEVELAND

Ohio

SANDHYA ADUSUMILLI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled161

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL WEITZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled160

MIAMI

Florida