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FORTEO

TERIPARATIDE

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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

195K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 538 of 3395

$430M
Retail Cost

Rank: 66 of 3395

35,893
Patients

Rank: 618 of 3395

16,366
Prescribers

Rank: 674 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

186K

2011

188K

2012

207K

2013

208K

2014

195K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$215M

2011

$245M

2012

$307M

2013

$358M

2014

$430M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$947

2011

$1,054

2012

$945

2013

$1,022

2014

$1,156

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 4,654 25,973 $54.1M
Texas 3,898 20,651 $44.5M
Florida 2,925 14,974 $32.9M
New York 2,488 13,067 $29.9M
Pennsylvania 1,499 8,680 $19.3M
Michigan 1,349 7,543 $16.9M
Ohio 1,263 7,387 $16.6M
Tennessee 1,142 5,967 $13.1M
Illinois 976 5,342 $11.8M
New Jersey 1,015 5,169 $12.7M
North Carolina 1,047 5,047 $11.8M
Colorado 848 4,756 $10.6M
Indiana 833 4,407 $9.93M
Georgia 872 4,294 $9.83M
Arizona 796 4,113 $9.23M
Kentucky 711 3,865 $8.49M
Missouri 677 3,692 $8.02M
Alabama 631 3,419 $7.25M
Oklahoma 587 3,100 $6.62M
South Carolina 624 3,014 $7.07M
Minnesota 535 2,915 $6.54M
Hawaii 403 2,426 $5.14M
Wisconsin 411 2,362 $5.09M
Virginia 488 2,354 $5.77M
Washington 435 2,350 $5.05M
Arkansas 402 2,341 $4.85M
Massachusetts 440 2,191 $5.15M
Connecticut 397 2,084 $5.24M
Maryland 372 1,820 $4.45M
Louisiana 314 1,669 $3.56M
Oregon 269 1,507 $3.18M
Kansas 244 1,465 $3.13M
Mississippi 257 1,364 $2.98M
Iowa 236 1,330 $2.84M
Utah 199 994 $2.19M
New Mexico 157 903 $1.98M
North Dakota 146 895 $1.93M
Idaho 168 866 $1.83M
Maine 127 717 $1.64M
Nebraska 117 709 $1.46M
Nevada 147 678 $1.51M
New Hampshire 124 644 $1.46M
South Dakota 81 528 $1.11M
West Virginia 112 518 $1.25M
Montana 84 408 $870K
Delaware 87 404 $940K
Alaska 65 287 $727K
Rhode Island 46 279 $583K
Vermont 31 172 $417K
Wyoming 30 133 $341K
District of Columbia 35 124 $307K
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
ARTURO CORCES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled221

MIAMI

Florida

HEATHER KUKLINSKI PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled219

MOORE

Oklahoma

ANDREW JAMES APRN-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, MedicalSurgical

Claims Filled211

COLUMBIA

Missouri

JOHNNY SU MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled211

CLEVELAND

Ohio

LOUIS PAU M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled207

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JITENDRA VASANDANI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled205

LUBBOCK

Texas

BENIDECTO FERNANDEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled204

HIALEAH

Florida

EDWARD LEWIECKI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

CAROLINE WESCOTT APRN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled202

TULSA

Oklahoma

EUGENE GULISH MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled200

MC KENZIE

Tennessee

KAREN CUMMINGS P.A.C.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled199

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

CRYSTAL ALLISON MPH, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled198

PHOENIX

Arizona

JONATHAN CHANG M.D

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled197

ALHAMBRA

California

JACQUELYN COATES PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Claims Filled197

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

CLAYTON KIIHNL PA-C

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Claims Filled196

BATESVILLE

Arkansas

CHAD DEAL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled195

CLEVELAND

Ohio

JOSH WENG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled195

ARCADIA

California

DANIEL LEE M.D.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled194

PIEDMONT

South Carolina

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled193

BROOKLYN

New York

MICHAEL GORDON M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled191

NEWPORT BEACH

California

HASSAN ABOULEISH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

HOULTON

Maine

NELSON WATTS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled186

CINCINNATI

Ohio

STEVEN ING MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled185

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ROBERT WIELENGA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

DOWNEY

California

PHENU ZACHARIAH DO

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled184

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri