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CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break more easily. Calcitonin is a human hormone that is also found in salmon. It works by preventing bone breakdown and increasing bone density (thickness). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

200K
Medicare Part D Claims
$33.7M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 30,462 $2.76M
New York 28,423 $2.59M
Pennsylvania 28,148 $2.49M
Florida 26,916 $2.3M
Texas 21,947 $2.03M
Ohio 18,982 $1.84M
Illinois 17,541 $1.65M
North Carolina 12,021 $1.05M
Michigan 10,933 $1.13M
New Jersey 10,574 $970K
Georgia 9,438 $824K
Arizona 9,149 $881K
Massachusetts 8,975 $753K
Kentucky 8,937 $790K
Washington 8,909 $825K
Missouri 8,498 $709K
Tennessee 7,880 $681K
Indiana 7,866 $747K
Wisconsin 7,652 $647K
Virginia 7,543 $704K
Minnesota 6,240 $549K
Louisiana 5,352 $431K
South Carolina 5,039 $436K
Oklahoma 4,786 $401K
Alabama 4,775 $389K
Oregon 4,222 $370K
Connecticut 4,086 $364K
Iowa 3,887 $307K
Kansas 3,759 $308K
Arkansas 3,628 $276K
Hawaii 3,578 $316K
Maryland 3,497 $352K
West Virginia 3,308 $304K
Colorado 3,100 $287K
Maine 2,952 $285K
Nevada 2,750 $251K
Nebraska 2,715 $208K
Rhode Island 2,521 $196K
New Mexico 2,445 $231K
Mississippi 2,178 $176K
New Hampshire 1,664 $160K
South Dakota 1,377 $102K
Montana 1,213 $96.1K
Utah 1,146 $115K
Idaho 1,085 $90.8K
Delaware 849 $98.4K
Vermont 786 $65.5K
North Dakota 771 $58.1K
Wyoming 663 $54.4K
Puerto Rico 583 $45.7K
Alaska 395 $41.3K
District of Columbia 159 $16K
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 CALCITONIN-SALMON

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT JOHNSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LA GRANGE

Illinois

OLIVIA SMITH-BLACKWELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORTH TONAWANDA

New York

MANOJ PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEWISVILLE

Texas

ROMESH KOHLI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

BUFFALO

New York

MUNEER IMAM M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

CENTER MORICHES

New York

W. VINCENT PERRELLI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

WALTHAM

Massachusetts

THOMAS GOODRICH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

RACINE

Wisconsin

BARBARA CARROLL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

COCKEYSVILLE

Maryland

IMRAN NATHANI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TOMBALL

Texas

GHULAM WARIS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

BONNIE BOYD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

STANLEY DEPMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

EUGENE GRIFFIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JONESVILLE

North Carolina

UMBERTO DERIENZO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHARLEROI

Pennsylvania

RONALD MALL DO

General Practice

Claims Filled50

LARGO

Florida

MELVYN KRAMER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CONCORD

Massachusetts

SALEH SHAHID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

BARBARA MIRTH-JACOBELLI DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled51

NEWTOWN

Pennsylvania

STUART ZAKEM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

CINCINNATI

Ohio

TIMOTHY POYNTER ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled51

SOMERSET

Kentucky

NIDA BONUEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

HENDERSON

Nevada

WILLIAM JOHANSON M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

VALDESE

North Carolina

LISA MAE YEE

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

OAKLAND

California

MICHELLE SPUZA MILORD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ST PETERSBURG

Florida