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FORTEO

Treats osteoporosis (weak or brittle bones) in men, and in women who have gone through menopause. More info »

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
TRI-DUNG HOANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

SACRAMENTO

California

FREDERICK RUSHFORD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled156

CYPRESS

Texas

SHAWN BACA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled156

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

DAVID KAVTARADZE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

CORDELE

Georgia

ANTHONY NGUYEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled154

GARLAND

Texas

PEIMAN BERDJIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled152

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID MANDEL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled151

MAYFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

BENIDECTO FERNANDEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled151

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSELITO CABACCAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled151

SAN JOSE

California

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled151

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

YI WANG M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled149

CITY OF INDUSTRY

California

JOSE ALDRICH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled147

MIAMI

Florida

CHALERMCHAI RODSUWAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

BOSSIER CITY

Louisiana

PATTABIRAMAN IYER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled145

GUSTINE

California

KATHRYN DIEMER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled143

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

NANCY MORRIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled143

LONDON

Kentucky

ELLIOTT SCHWARTZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

OAKLAND

California

BAOEN JIANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

NEW YORK

New York

KATHRYN DAHIR MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled142

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

JULIAN MARQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled141

HIALEAH

Florida

HUMBERTO BRUSCHETTA MD, FACP

Specialist

Claims Filled140

KINGSVILLE

Texas

JAMES JANOUSEK M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled138

LIVE OAK

Florida

FRANK SCOTT D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled137

SANTA MARIA

California

KENNETH PIPER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

TULSA

Oklahoma

RICHARD BOCKMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled136

NEW YORK

New York