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FORTEO

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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
CARLOS ALONSO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled134

MIAMI

Florida

DOUGLAS BEALL MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Claims Filled134

EDMOND

Oklahoma

HYO KIM MD

Claims Filled133

SAN FRANCISCO

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID ALMDALE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled130

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

BO PAIK

General Practice

Claims Filled130

LOS ANGELES

California

ASHLEY NICHOLS RPA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled129

ROCHESTER

New York

SEN LAI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled129

LONG BEACH

California

MICHAEL KELLER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled128

SAN DIEGO

California

STUART WEINERMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled128

NEW HYDE PARK

New York

GLENN UTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled125

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ROBERT TZENG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

MONTEREY PARK

California

MANUEL SUAREZ BARCELO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

BARRY GRUBER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled122

BABYLON

New York

BRUCE LONG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled122

CLEVELAND

Ohio

PIRA ROCHANAYON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

SACRAMENTO

California

JASEN CHI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled122

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

VIOLETA BADDOUR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled121

ABILENE

Texas

RAJESH KATARIA DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled119

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

KENYA KOZAWA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

SWEETWATER

Tennessee

JAMES DONLEY M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled116

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky

ANDRES VEGA MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled116

HIALEAH

Florida

NGUYEN TRAN D.O

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

GARLAND

Texas

STEPHEN HONIG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled114

NEW YORK

New York

STANLEY NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

NEW YORK

New York