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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
BARRY GRUBER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled130

BABYLON

New York

MATTHEW GECK M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled129

AUSTIN

Texas

THOMAS BILLS M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled128

LAWRENCEVILLE

New Jersey

TONYA REDDY FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled127

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

NAGA BUSHAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled127

LUBBOCK

Texas

JOSE DEL GIUDICE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled125

LUBBOCK

Texas

ANNA IMPERATO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled125

MANHASSET

New York

JAMES MULL M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled125

SAN ANGELO

Texas

CATHERINE SWEENEY PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled125

DURHAM

North Carolina

RONALD HAMDY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled124

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

BYUNG KANG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled124

FLUSHING

New York

LAURA BOINEAU FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled123

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled122

SAN GABRIEL

California

VERONICA PIZIAK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled122

TEMPLE

Texas

HARVEY MONTIJO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled121

ROYAL PALM BEACH

Florida

SAVITHA KALYA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled121

PEORIA

Arizona

EDWARD FOX MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled120

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

KIMBERLY MCLAUGHLIN PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled120

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ROBERT KOVAL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled120

AUSTIN

Texas

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

NEW YORK

New York

EDWARD KAHN MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled118

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

REBECCA BONTRAGER PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled118

AURORA

Colorado

MICHAEL LUSK M.D.

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled117

NAPLES

Florida

GERALD HO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled116

LA PALMA

California

ALAN RECHTER M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled116

HOUSTON

Texas