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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
CHARLES MURDOCK MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled100

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

MARY THOMAS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

CONWAY

Arkansas

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled99

DUBLIN

Georgia

CLAYTON GIBSON M.D

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled98

COSHOCTON

Ohio

JANE THOMPSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled97

LAWRENCE

Massachusetts

GODOFREDO BACLIG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled97

HONOLULU

Hawaii

VINCENT SIASOCO

Specialist

Claims Filled97

NEW YORK

New York

PEN HONG LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled96

MONTEREY PARK

California

GERALD WATANABE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled96

HONOLULU

Hawaii

DAVID GREENE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

BEREA

Kentucky

BENIDECTO FERNANDEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled95

HIALEAH

Florida

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled95

MELBOURNE

Florida

MICHAEL REEH M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled94

HILLSBORO

Kansas

SUE CROW MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled94

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

BHUPENDRA PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

DELAND

Florida

IVAN DELRIO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

MIAMI

Florida

KEVIN CLAWSON D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled93

CARLISLE

Pennsylvania

CLINTON HARRIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

ANILKUMAR DONIPARTHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

WAUWATOSA

Wisconsin

KEITH SINCLAIR M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled93

SOMERSET

Kentucky

KALYANI SHAH NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled91

MADISON HEIGHTS

Virginia

IAN GILSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

GLASGOW

Kentucky

PATRICK WOLF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled90

WICHITA

Kansas

NALLINI GNANADESIGAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled90

RESEDA

California

SUSAN SHERWOOD NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled89

LYNCHBURG

Virginia