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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
MARIA LYDIA MONTENEGRO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled442

MEDICAL LAKE

Washington

PETER MAUNG MD, FACP, CMD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled400

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled361

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

PUSHPA RAM MD

General Practice

Claims Filled359

MEDICAL LAKE

Washington

FERNANDO DECASTRO MD

Claims Filled354

PILOT KNOB

Missouri

JOSEPH POOLE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled333

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

RITA PAVATE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled278

KANKAKEE

Illinois

ROBERT COSHAREK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled274

EBENSBURG

Pennsylvania

SHAMIM BEGUM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

COMMACK

New York

ANNABELLE ARAGON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled247

GAINESVILLE

Florida

SALIL VASANWALA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled245

BOURBONNAIS

Illinois

SON CHAU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled239

ORLANDO

Florida

MATHEW GEORGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled224

OAK FOREST

Illinois

MARGARET MCHUGH M.D.

Case Manager/Care Coordinator

Claims Filled219

POLK

Pennsylvania

PHILIP CACCHIONE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled218

ERIE

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH POOLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled215

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

SALVADOR COQUIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled210

CLINTON

New Jersey

GUSTAVO MELAMEDOFF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled206

ELMHURST

New York

RALF HABERMANN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled204

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

CENGIZ SATIR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled199

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

DON CHEATUM MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled191

DALLAS

Texas

ROLAND CREVECOEUR M.D

Pediatrics

Claims Filled187

HOLLIDAYSBURG

Pennsylvania

ANA MARIE CASTILLO M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled184

CLINTON

New Jersey

JOSE ROVIRA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled179

MIAMI

Florida

HON CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

VACAVILLE

California