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CALCITONIN-SALMON

CALCITONIN,SALMON,SYNTHETIC

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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

383K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 392 of 3362

$27.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 547 of 3362

94,470
Patients

Rank: 428 of 3362

53,733
Prescribers

Rank: 398 of 3362

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 6,542 29,275 $2.12M
California 7,248 29,135 $2.09M
Texas 6,941 26,341 $1.93M
Florida 6,505 25,725 $1.81M
Pennsylvania 5,816 24,923 $1.84M
Ohio 5,171 20,744 $1.65M
Illinois 4,113 18,656 $1.33M
Michigan 3,987 14,504 $1.21M
North Carolina 3,123 12,565 $818K
New Jersey 2,613 10,444 $786K
Arizona 2,596 9,754 $692K
Massachusetts 2,187 8,982 $673K
Georgia 2,296 8,724 $617K
Washington 2,229 8,560 $551K
Wisconsin 2,056 8,351 $576K
Virginia 1,956 7,911 $568K
Indiana 1,952 7,430 $581K
Tennessee 2,007 7,359 $524K
Missouri 1,785 7,245 $494K
Kentucky 1,638 6,658 $495K
Minnesota 1,936 6,628 $528K
Louisiana 1,356 5,787 $388K
South Carolina 1,196 5,574 $362K
Alabama 1,324 5,245 $376K
Oklahoma 1,319 5,123 $346K
Connecticut 1,147 4,856 $342K
Iowa 1,091 4,502 $306K
Oregon 1,201 4,478 $310K
Arkansas 829 3,819 $259K
Kansas 875 3,634 $255K
Colorado 1,023 3,624 $243K
Maryland 912 3,415 $272K
West Virginia 821 3,314 $252K
Hawaii 857 3,304 $277K
Nebraska 622 2,716 $183K
Nevada 764 2,591 $196K
Maine 651 2,453 $185K
Rhode Island 493 2,263 $152K
Mississippi 492 2,046 $130K
South Dakota 515 1,862 $122K
New Mexico 533 1,800 $143K
New Hampshire 434 1,643 $119K
Idaho 354 1,329 $91K
Montana 406 1,251 $86.9K
Utah 324 1,182 $91.6K
Delaware 285 953 $83.2K
Vermont 211 837 $56.1K
North Dakota 203 806 $53.1K
Wyoming 198 700 $50.5K
Alaska 134 428 $27.4K
District of Columbia 57 199 $14.3K
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. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 CALCITONIN-SALMON

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SAM SHULTZ MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled204

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

STANLEY KOCH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled203

MORTON

Illinois

JERRY POTTS MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled199

PINE BLUFF

Arkansas

BENIDECTO FERNANDEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled196

HIALEAH

Florida

SON NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled188

SEATTLE

Washington

ANNE OWUSU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled188

CLINTON

South Carolina

MANJULA THOPCHERLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

LAKEWOOD

New Jersey

SON CHAU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

ORLANDO

Florida

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled183

PEORIA

Arizona

MAUREEN ELSTON ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled183

SPOKANE

Washington

HOOVER ROYALS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled182

KINSTON

North Carolina

SAMUEL NEWSOME MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled180

KING

North Carolina

KEITH SINCLAIR M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled179

SOMERSET

Kentucky

M LOVING M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

ENGLEWOOD

Ohio

MICHAEL MARKOPOULOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled174

DEL MAR

California

RICHARD PAVELOCK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled171

DEEP GAP

North Carolina

THOMAS DAHLBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled169

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

PHILIP CACCHIONE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled166

ERIE

Pennsylvania

JAMES GALBRAITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled166

WAXAHACHIE

Texas

TAN TRAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled162

GAINESVILLE

Florida

KENNETH FLORY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled162

LONGVIEW

Texas

MAHMUDA ALAM M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled160

GLENDALE

California

SRIDHAR PATNAM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled158

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

RITA PAVATE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

KANKAKEE

Illinois

NEETA NAYAK MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled153

DALLAS

Texas