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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
SEEMA NAJAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

ST LOUIS

Missouri

CAROL LIM GNP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled123

SAN FRANCISCO

California

TAMARA MUSE NP - CERTIFIED

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled122

SOMERSET

Kentucky

PATRICK DOYLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

COLUMBUS

Ohio

DAVID LAWTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

EAST AURORA

New York

FREDERICK NITTA M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled118

HILO

Hawaii

OMESH VERMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

VICTORIA

Texas

SAMUEL NEWSOME MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

KING

North Carolina

JULIE BATES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

BROOKVILLE

New York

MUHAMMAD KHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

DECATUR

Illinois

SRIDHAR PATNAM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled111

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

RAMON RODRIGUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled106

SAGINAW

Michigan

CHARLES CANFIELD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled104

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

DUC NGUYEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled104

GAINESVILLE

Florida

HANS JENNERJAHN P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled104

FRESH MEADOWS

New York

JAMES JEWELL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled103

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

VOLTAIRE VELARDE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled103

VALLEJO

California

JOHN NITSCHE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled103

METAIRIE

Louisiana

DAVID LURIE M. D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled103

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

JOSEPH BASSI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

PADUCAH

Kentucky

JOSEPH PURITA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled101

BOCA RATON

Florida

ALEJANDRO MENDEZ MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled101

ST. PAUL

Minnesota

JIMMY CHUBBUCK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled101

BUCKLEY

Washington

PURNIMA SREENIVASAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled101

WALNUT CREEK

California

DAVID ZANE

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled101

SHORELINE

Washington