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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 2014

208K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 516 of 3362

$358M
Retail Cost

Rank: 74 of 3362

39,581
Patients

Rank: 589 of 3362

17,520
Prescribers

Rank: 648 of 3362

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75%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

50%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Actonel Boniva Fosamax Evista

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 5,338 29,327 $47.2M
Texas 4,445 22,936 $38.6M
Florida 3,118 15,527 $27M
New York 2,696 13,945 $24.8M
Pennsylvania 1,658 9,208 $16M
Michigan 1,641 8,833 $15.6M
Ohio 1,412 7,723 $13.7M
Tennessee 1,272 6,486 $11M
New Jersey 1,127 5,376 $10.4M
Illinois 1,029 5,180 $9.06M
North Carolina 1,089 5,075 $9.31M
Georgia 961 4,938 $8.69M
Indiana 945 4,590 $7.99M
Kentucky 833 4,512 $7.82M
Arizona 861 4,250 $7.38M
Colorado 815 4,234 $7.35M
Missouri 831 4,211 $6.95M
Alabama 728 3,860 $6.4M
Oklahoma 667 3,425 $5.74M
Minnesota 558 2,966 $5.27M
South Carolina 571 2,900 $5.07M
Virginia 577 2,832 $5.36M
Arkansas 530 2,801 $4.67M
Hawaii 424 2,715 $4.37M
Wisconsin 410 2,465 $4.08M
Massachusetts 465 2,323 $4.29M
Washington 445 2,220 $3.81M
Maryland 400 2,057 $3.75M
Connecticut 401 1,921 $3.7M
Louisiana 335 1,571 $2.55M
Iowa 233 1,370 $2.22M
Mississippi 263 1,324 $2.2M
Kansas 255 1,323 $2.27M
Oregon 273 1,298 $2.14M
Utah 210 982 $1.67M
New Mexico 166 963 $1.6M
Nebraska 148 839 $1.36M
North Dakota 141 773 $1.31M
Idaho 125 686 $1.11M
West Virginia 135 660 $1.3M
New Hampshire 118 659 $1.12M
Nevada 127 632 $1.04M
Maine 138 615 $1.12M
South Dakota 88 497 $823K
Montana 92 456 $758K
Delaware 80 399 $763K
Rhode Island 59 339 $553K
Alaska 58 265 $476K
Vermont 34 217 $363K
District of Columbia 34 158 $294K
Wyoming 16 89 $155K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
RAMON MOREDA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled238

CORAL GABLES

Florida

GALEN WEISS M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled237

CAMPBELLSVILLE

Kentucky

MICHAEL GORDON M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled235

NEWPORT BEACH

California

XIAOGUANG HUANG M.D., PHD.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled235

OAKLAND

California

ASHIQ PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled226

LANCASTER

California

FERGUS MCKIERNAN MD

Claims Filled221

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

RICHARD FAUSEL DO

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled220

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

DUSTIN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

NEW YORK

New York

ANDREW JAMES APRN-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, MedicalSurgical

Claims Filled212

COLUMBIA

Missouri

KATHRYN DIEMER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled209

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JAMES KAYVANFAR M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled208

NEWHALL

California

SONWOO LEE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled207

LOS ANGELES

California

KAREN CUMMINGS P.A.C.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled206

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

JAMES DONLEY M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled203

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky

WILLIAM COTTRELL MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled201

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE

California

ROBERT WIELENGA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled201

DOWNEY

California

JITENDRA VASANDANI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled200

LUBBOCK

Texas

NELSON WATTS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled199

CINCINNATI

Ohio

GILBERT GELFAND M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled197

WHITTIER

California

MOHAMED ABOYOUSSEF M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled195

HONOLULU

Hawaii

WILLIAM SHERGY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled193

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

ANGEL VIDAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled190

MIAMI

Florida

NOUNE PASHINIAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled184

GLENDALE

California

ANNE LAKE DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled183

ARCHDALE

North Carolina

VERNON FONG M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled181

SAN FRANCISCO

California