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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). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

404K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 380 of 3238

$32.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 489 of 3238

103,666
Patients

Rank: 388 of 3238

57,365
Prescribers

Rank: 356 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 8,218 31,503 $2.46M
New York 7,364 31,502 $2.57M
Florida 7,582 29,236 $2.3M
Texas 7,690 28,315 $2.31M
Pennsylvania 6,341 26,584 $2.09M
Ohio 5,737 20,995 $1.81M
Illinois 4,286 17,995 $1.47M
Michigan 4,535 15,779 $1.44M
North Carolina 3,393 13,828 $1.02M
New Jersey 2,827 11,169 $960K
Arizona 2,825 9,759 $826K
Massachusetts 2,466 9,755 $817K
Georgia 2,398 9,296 $725K
Washington 2,485 9,200 $676K
Wisconsin 2,144 8,567 $671K
Tennessee 2,243 8,237 $653K
Missouri 2,052 7,887 $601K
Indiana 2,175 7,879 $706K
Virginia 2,054 7,711 $616K
Kentucky 1,873 7,411 $615K
Minnesota 1,988 6,740 $557K
Louisiana 1,552 6,279 $456K
Alabama 1,569 5,974 $460K
Oklahoma 1,361 5,154 $374K
Connecticut 1,268 4,992 $388K
South Carolina 1,135 4,798 $367K
Iowa 1,160 4,647 $346K
Oregon 1,217 4,390 $332K
Arkansas 956 4,285 $313K
Hawaii 930 3,890 $318K
Kansas 956 3,760 $296K
Colorado 1,005 3,532 $269K
Maryland 928 3,296 $298K
West Virginia 867 3,213 $263K
Nevada 804 2,681 $236K
Nebraska 639 2,564 $189K
Maine 674 2,506 $215K
Rhode Island 536 2,391 $178K
New Mexico 641 2,256 $196K
Mississippi 552 2,127 $152K
South Dakota 495 1,811 $126K
New Hampshire 449 1,744 $147K
Montana 402 1,405 $104K
Idaho 374 1,226 $92.1K
Utah 344 1,207 $108K
Delaware 322 1,122 $112K
North Dakota 215 783 $58.5K
Wyoming 208 746 $59.1K
Vermont 199 737 $57.4K
Alaska 127 377 $28.2K
District of Columbia 67 227 $19.7K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
MUHAMMAD KHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled206

DECATUR

Illinois

JEROLD MEYER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled205

NORTH RANDALL

Ohio

BENIDECTO FERNANDEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled202

HIALEAH

Florida

MICHELLE SPUZA MILORD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled200

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

SON CHAU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled198

ORLANDO

Florida

KEITH SINCLAIR M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled194

SOMERSET

Kentucky

DUNG CAO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled189

SACRAMENTO

California

SAMUEL NEWSOME MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled188

KING

North Carolina

TAN TRAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled185

GAINESVILLE

Florida

SON NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

SEATTLE

Washington

JOSEPH LANE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled181

NEW YORK

New York

FREDERICK NITTA M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled177

HILO

Hawaii

OLAJUMOKE ADUBIFA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled177

KANKAKEE

Illinois

GERALD WATANABE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled171

HONOLULU

Hawaii

NEETA NAYAK MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled169

DALLAS

Texas

SEEMA NAJAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

ST LOUIS

Missouri

SHARON ALEXANDER MSN, APRN, BC, FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled167

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ANTONIO GORDON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

HIALEAH

Florida

NICHOLAS SPANO N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled161

CENTER MORICHES

New York

PATRICIA ZIMMERMAN MSN, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled157

SPOKANE

Washington

WILLIAM RYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

WHITESBORO

New York

MICHAEL MARKOPOULOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled149

DEL MAR

California

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled149

MELBOURNE

Florida

JAMES GALBRAITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled149

WAXAHACHIE

Texas

ALICE HERNANDEZ-BEM M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled148

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida