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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
EDWARD LEWIECKI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

MICHAEL WORKMAN M.D.

Neuroradiology

Claims Filled157

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

SHAWN BACA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled155

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

ANTHONY NGUYEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled152

GARLAND

Texas

JORGE DIAZ D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

HIALEAH

Florida

STEPHEN HONIG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled149

NEW YORK

New York

BARBARA SKELTON MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled148

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

MICHAEL MARICIC MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled145

TUCSON

Arizona

VERONICA PIZIAK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled144

TEMPLE

Texas

MARY MULFORD CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled143

TOWSON

Maryland

BRIAN HUH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled142

LOS ANGELES

California

MARINA MAGREY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

CLEVELAND

Ohio

STEVEN ING MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled140

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ALANA SEROTA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled139

NEW YORK

New York

BENTON LOGGAINS P.A.-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled139

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

BENIDECTO FERNANDEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled139

HIALEAH

Florida

ISADOR LIEBERMAN MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled138

PLANO

Texas

CAROLYN JACHNA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled136

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MICHAEL WEITZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled136

MIAMI

Florida

CLAYTON KIIHNL PA-C

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Claims Filled135

BATESVILLE

Arkansas

DAVID MANDEL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled133

MAYFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

HENRY SMALL M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled133

RICHMOND

Texas

RUBEN HERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

LANCASTER

California

JOSELITO CABACCAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled132

SAN JOSE

California

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled131

BOUNTIFUL

Utah