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FORTEO

Forteo works by stimulating cells that build up and strengthen your bones. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

207K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 510 of 3238

$307M
Retail Cost

Rank: 78 of 3238

39,289
Patients

Rank: 567 of 3238

17,807
Prescribers

Rank: 614 of 3238

User Reviews of FORTEO »

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Alternatives:

Actonel Boniva Fosamax Evista

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 5,427 30,667 $42.1M
Texas 4,645 23,899 $34.9M
Florida 3,038 15,377 $23.1M
New York 2,763 14,879 $22.7M
Pennsylvania 1,694 9,453 $14.2M
Michigan 1,775 9,159 $14.6M
Ohio 1,456 7,568 $11.7M
Tennessee 1,227 5,773 $8.98M
New Jersey 1,160 5,602 $9.07M
North Carolina 1,052 4,873 $7.57M
Georgia 900 4,508 $6.9M
Indiana 901 4,448 $6.94M
Kentucky 868 4,359 $6.66M
Missouri 852 4,357 $6.23M
Arizona 842 3,934 $5.97M
Illinois 796 3,834 $5.93M
Alabama 703 3,825 $5.44M
Oklahoma 637 3,534 $5.23M
Colorado 683 3,367 $4.86M
Minnesota 602 3,308 $4.77M
Arkansas 620 3,149 $4.43M
Virginia 568 2,855 $4.56M
Massachusetts 443 2,498 $3.74M
Hawaii 408 2,450 $3.38M
Wisconsin 435 2,418 $3.45M
Washington 454 2,317 $3.44M
South Carolina 452 2,135 $3.33M
Connecticut 391 2,119 $3.28M
Maryland 358 1,639 $2.62M
Louisiana 303 1,536 $2.13M
Iowa 236 1,409 $1.93M
Mississippi 242 1,264 $1.78M
Kansas 222 1,236 $1.83M
Oregon 237 1,148 $1.61M
Utah 223 1,104 $1.63M
New Mexico 168 872 $1.28M
Nebraska 154 850 $1.18M
West Virginia 140 716 $1.17M
Maine 128 694 $1.06M
North Dakota 118 649 $901K
Idaho 123 647 $950K
Nevada 132 598 $875K
South Dakota 106 538 $790K
New Hampshire 103 504 $731K
Rhode Island 72 435 $610K
Montana 90 416 $613K
Delaware 101 390 $749K
Alaska 51 225 $348K
District of Columbia 28 129 $204K
Vermont 31 125 $206K
Wyoming 14 53 $71.1K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
MICHAEL SPIEGEL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled132

DANBURY

Connecticut

MAHALAKSHMI HONASOGE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled132

DETROIT

Michigan

WALTER BURNHAM JR. MD

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled131

PASADENA

California

PEIMAN BERDJIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

LOS ANGELES

California

WENDY WEISS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled129

PISMO BEACH

California

SUMAN THAKKER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled128

VICTORVILLE

California

ISADOR LIEBERMAN MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled128

PLANO

Texas

YI WANG M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled128

CITY OF INDUSTRY

California

ASHLEY NICHOLS RPA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled126

ROCHESTER

New York

JACQUES TOHME MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled124

RIDGEWOOD

New Jersey

BENTON LOGGAINS P.A.-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled124

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

JOHNNY SU MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled124

CLEVELAND

Ohio

WILLIAM WATSON MD

Specialist

Claims Filled123

PUEBLO

Colorado

JORGE MUNDO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled123

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

JOSE DEL GIUDICE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled122

LUBBOCK

Texas

NGUYEN TRAN D.O

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

GARLAND

Texas

CARLOS SESIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled120

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

HANBIN ZHENG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

NEW YORK

New York

JAMES RIDER D.O.

Claims Filled118

WINCHESTER

Kansas

RADAMES SIERRA-ZORITA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled118

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL MARICIC MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled117

TUCSON

Arizona

ROBERT MENZIES M.D.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled117

FORT WORTH

Texas

IGNACIO CALVO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled116

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN CONTE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled116

PAWTUCKET

Rhode Island

HENRY SMALL M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled115

RICHMOND

Texas