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FORTEO

Treats osteoporosis (weak or brittle bones) in men, and in women who have gone through menopause. More info »

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
LARRY NEUMAN

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled114

NEW YORK

New York

LINDA RUSSELL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled113

NEW YORK

New York

JAMES ROTH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled113

MANCHESTER

Tennessee

ANTONIO GORDON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

HIALEAH

Florida

KE TUAN M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled111

SAN FRANCISCO

California

GLENN BUTTERMANN M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled111

STILLWATER

Minnesota

MARSHALL STAUBER MD

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled110

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

CHING LEUNG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled110

NEW YORK

New York

LAWRENCE MULMED MD FACE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled110

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

KUOCHENG WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

NEW YORK

New York

BRAM WIESKOPF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

WOODSTOCK

Georgia

ROBERT HYND MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled108

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

BRIAN HUH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled108

LOS ANGELES

California

RICHARD LE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

HOUSTON

Texas

ROBERT WIELENGA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

DOWNEY

California

BEATRICE EDWARDS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled107

CHICAGO

Illinois

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

MEHRAN J KHORSANDI, M.D.,

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled105

LOS ANGELES

California

EN MING LAI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled105

MONTEREY PARK

California

JOHN SAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

LOS ANGELES

California

IN HUH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled105

CHICAGO

Illinois

SHELDON SOLOMON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled105

VOORHEES

New Jersey

GUILLERMO VALENZUELA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled103

PLANTATION

Florida

SU LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

SAN GABRIEL

California

DOMINIC TSE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled102

SAN FRANCISCO

California