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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
BERNHARD MEYER MD

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled181

HOUSTON

Texas

GILBERT GELFAND M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled178

WHITTIER

California

ZANDRA FRANS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled177

TUPELO

Mississippi

WENDY WEISS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled173

PISMO BEACH

California

CHRISTOPHER SHUHART MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled173

SEATTLE

Washington

KATHRYN DIEMER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled173

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

EMILY FRANK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

LEBANON

Indiana

VERNON FONG M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled169

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JODI HAMBLIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled168

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

ZONGLANG TSAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

TORRANCE

California

KATIE BRIES ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled166

WATERLOO

Iowa

NEIL BINKLEY MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled165

MADISON

Wisconsin

MICHELLE SAHINLER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled164

LUBBOCK

Texas

VUDHI SLABISAK MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled163

ALLEN

Texas

TAYLOR FOX PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled162

LUBBOCK

Texas

MICHAEL NGUYEN MD

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled161

DAKOTA DUNES

South Dakota

JENNY GUTHRIE APRN CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled159

TULSA

Oklahoma

NOUNE PASHINIAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled159

GLENDALE

California

JEFFREY WILKINS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled159

MURRELLS INLET

South Carolina

PAUL BRAATON MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled155

MODESTO

California

SONWOO LEE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled154

LOS ANGELES

California

HEATHER LAKE DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled153

COLUMBUS

Ohio

BENTON LOGGAINS P.A.-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled153

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

JAMES KAYVANFAR M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled151

NEWHALL

California

CHRISTOPHE LEE M.D.

Hand Surgery

Claims Filled150

LOS ANGELES

California