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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
SUSAN PARSONS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled146

COLUMBUS

Ohio

PHILIP CACCHIONE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled144

ERIE

Pennsylvania

SALVADOR COQUIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

CLINTON

New Jersey

MANJULA THOPCHERLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

LAKEWOOD

New Jersey

IVAN DELRIO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

MIAMI

Florida

RESURRECCION BARRANDA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled136

LUBBOCK

Texas

ADNAN MUNIR M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled135

JAMESTOWN

New York

DON MCDOWELL M.D.

Claims Filled135

PINEVILLE

Louisiana

VOLTAIRE VELARDE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

VALLEJO

California

DONNA OEHMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

OLEAN

New York

PETER DUNCANSON PA

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Claims Filled131

TULSA

Oklahoma

PRADYUMAN CHUDASAMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

PORT ORANGE

Florida

SRIDHAR PATNAM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled129

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

MAHMUDA ALAM M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled128

GLENDALE

California

XAI MA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

GAINESVILLE

Florida

RONALD LIPPMANN D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled126

PANAMA CITY

Florida

CHRISTOPHER ADAMS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled125

OPELIKA

Alabama

ANA MARIE CASTILLO M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled124

CLINTON

New Jersey

MARVIN FIELDS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled124

JACKSON

Michigan

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled124

DUBLIN

Georgia

SWARNA VARMA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled123

BRIDGEVILLE

Pennsylvania

OMESH VERMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

VICTORIA

Texas

MARICHU SY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

GLENDALE

Arizona

RICHARD DONNARD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

NEWARK

Ohio

PATRICK DOYLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

COLUMBUS

Ohio