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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
CHENGUTTAI MANOHAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

MADISON

Ohio

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled120

CULLMAN

Alabama

ARVID LADE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

TULSA

Oklahoma

LONG LE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

ALPHARETTA

Georgia

PAVEL PRIBULA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

BERWICK

Pennsylvania

TIM NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

LAS VAGAS

Nevada

MARIA LYDIA MONTENEGRO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled117

MEDICAL LAKE

Washington

VALERIE THOMAS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled116

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

NORMA BROWN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

GUSTAVO MELAMEDOFF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

ELMHURST

New York

DONALD WHITE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled112

PORT ORANGE

Florida

ROBERT FREDERICKS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled112

RENO

Nevada

JOSEPH CERNY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled112

AUBURN

California

RAMESH KESAVALU M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled112

GLENDALE

California

KEVIN CLAWSON D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled111

CARLISLE

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH ANQUILLARE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled111

HARTFORD

Connecticut

TAMARA MUSE NP - CERTIFIED

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled111

SOMERSET

Kentucky

DIMYAN BALIKCIOGLU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled110

BRONX

New York

KARIM BAKHTIAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled110

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

STUART ZAKEM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

CINCINNATI

Ohio

HOOVER ROYALS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

KINSTON

North Carolina

RAMON TORO TORRES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled108

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico

WALTER DOMBROSKI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

EAST PALESTINE

Ohio

LAWRENCE USHER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan