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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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it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Actonel Boniva Fosamax Evista

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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
BEATA FILIP-MAJEWSKI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled129

JONESBORO

Arkansas

KENNETH STRENGE MD

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled128

PADUCAH

Kentucky

JONATHAN CHANG M.D

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled127

ALHAMBRA

California

HING-SHEUNG FUNG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled125

WACO

Texas

HEATHER LAKE DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled125

COLUMBUS

Ohio

JAI LEE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled125

HEMET

California

WENDY WEISS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled124

PISMO BEACH

California

NAGA BUSHAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled124

LUBBOCK

Texas

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

BEVERLY HILLS

California

MICHAEL SPIEGEL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled123

DANBURY

Connecticut

ELANA OBERSTEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled123

AVENTURA

Florida

ANNA IMPERATO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

MANHASSET

New York

KYLE MITSUNAGA MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled122

SACRAMENTO

California

RICHARD BOCKMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled121

NEW YORK

New York

JAVIER BARBOSA PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled121

MCALLEN

Texas

GARY EDELSON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled120

W. BLOOMFIELD

Michigan

WILLIAM CLARK M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled120

TULSA

Oklahoma

ELLIOTT SCHWARTZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

ORINDA

California

EDWARD SKOL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled119

LA JOLLA

California

DONALD BERGMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled118

NEW YORK

New York

MATHEW ALEXANDER MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled117

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

LISEN LIU MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled116

FLUSHING

New York

DEALIE PARK PA

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Claims Filled116

VAN NUYS

California

EDWARD KAHN MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled116

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

CARLOS ALVAREZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

BAKERSFIELD

California