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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
CEFERINO VILLA FUERTE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled177

CORINTH

New York

VIVIAN HOBAYAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled175

LIMA

Ohio

WILLIAM RYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled173

WHITESBORO

New York

HANGJUN JANG M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

FLUSHING

New York

RICHARD PAVELOCK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled163

DEEP GAP

North Carolina

OLAJUMOKE ADUBIFA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled162

KANKAKEE

Illinois

MICHAEL THOROGOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

CHESAPEAKE

Virginia

ROBERT FREDERICKS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled158

RENO

Nevada

DAKSHA MEHTA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled157

ELIZABETHTOWN

Kentucky

AUSTIN TSAI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled154

GREENWICH

New York

HUGO YAMADA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

LINCOLN

Rhode Island

TAN TRAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled148

GAINESVILLE

Florida

NEETA NAYAK MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled148

DALLAS

Texas

SALEH HERNANDEZ-CASIS MD

Claims Filled145

MIAMI

Florida

XAI MA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled139

GAINESVILLE

Florida

ANANT SONI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled138

RALEIGH

North Carolina

ROBERT GALUTIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

WHEELER

Texas

HUNG PHAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

TACOMA

Washington

SWARNA VARMA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled136

BRIDGEVILLE

Pennsylvania

JENNIFER BAKER APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled135

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

JOHN MADDOX MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

ANDALUSIA

Alabama

PRADYUMAN CHUDASAMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

PORT ORANGE

Florida

KENNETH SLATER MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled129

MARION

Virginia

JONATHAN LILLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

DUNBAR

West Virginia

KAREN NALLE PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled124

SOMERSET

Kentucky