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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
COLLEEN WATKINS M. D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled181

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

AMY CHU-WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

NEW YORK

New York

CHAD DEAL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled179

CLEVELAND

Ohio

HEATHER HOFFLICH DO

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled177

LA JOLLA

California

RAMON TORO TORRES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled177

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico

TIEN I SU M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled176

WHITTIER

California

FREDA HANNAFON N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled176

ROCHESTER

New York

WAGDY KADES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled174

LOS ANGELES

California

RONALD HAMDY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled174

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

CHRISTOPHE LEE M.D.

Hand Surgery

Claims Filled174

LOS ANGELES

California

STEPHANIE CROWE P.A.-C.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled173

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

MAHALAKSHMI HONASOGE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled172

DETROIT

Michigan

JERI TOWNSEND NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled172

TULSA

Oklahoma

STUART SILVERMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled171

BEVERLY HILLS

California

JODI HAMBLIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

GLENN UTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

HONOLULU

Hawaii

B MEYER MD PA

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled166

HOUSTON

Texas

NEIL BINKLEY MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled166

MADISON

Wisconsin

GAMALIEL MATTOS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled164

DORAL

Florida

CHUN HUNG HSUIH M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

BROOKLYN

New York

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

NEW YORK

New York

PHENU ZACHARIAH DO

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled161

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

MARNI GROVES NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled159

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

LILLIAN BEZARES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled159

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JOHNNY SU MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled159

CLEVELAND

Ohio