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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
DAVID FUCHS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

RICHARD PREZAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MELISSA BOBADILLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled53

EL PASO

Texas

KEVIN KHAW MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled53

PORTLAND

Oregon

JEROME BENTZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

PLATTE

South Dakota

DANIEL BUBENHEIM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

MC KEES ROCKS

Pennsylvania

CATHERINE WAUD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled52

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JUAN DEL CASTILLO M.D.

Thoracic Surgery Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Claims Filled52

SELINSGROVE

Pennsylvania

AUDISHO KHOSHABA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

CHICAGO

Illinois

JENNIFER ABELES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

BUFFALO

New York

NEAL DAVIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

CARBONDALE

Pennsylvania

GARY RAAB D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

OCEAN CITY

New Jersey

GALINA KHARASH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

BROOKLYN

New York

GARY LEHMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

ORLANDO

Florida

CALOGERO IPPOLITO MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled52

BUFFALO

New York

RONALD BRUCE D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

ARANSAS PASS

Texas

ISABELLA BANGY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

FLUSHING

New York

DAISY GUEVARA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

LAKEWOOD

California

DYRK VANVALKENBURG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

MONROE

Ohio

ROBERT NORMAN MD

Claims Filled52

AKRON

Ohio

BRET FLYNN M.D.

Claims Filled52

HONOLULU

Hawaii

RANDY ASMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

ESTHERVILLE

Iowa

JOHN PRIDDY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

SALEM

Virginia

CONSTANTIN SICLOVAN M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

SUN CITY WEST

Arizona

TIMOTHY POYNTER ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled51

SOMERSET

Kentucky