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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
RAMALINGAPPA MUKUNDA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled89

JOLIET

Illinois

KRISHNAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

TIFFIN

Ohio

JANICE ALLEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

ERIKA CONNOR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled88

RANDOLPH

New York

KIM LEUNG-STONE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled87

GLENVIEW

Illinois

KAREN NAKAMOTO MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled87

HILO

Hawaii

HENRY VICINI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled87

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

ARVIND KAMATH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

VALLEY

Alabama

SANDEEP SURA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

VERO BEACH

Florida

LARA LE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

ESCONDIDO

California

JESSE WALLACE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

PADUCAH

Kentucky

ANITA BELL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

ALBANY

Georgia

REKHA SEHGAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled85

VINELAND

New Jersey

PETER MARGOLIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

THOUSAND OAKS

California

SUMAN THAKKER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled84

VICTORVILLE

California

BARBARA AKOTO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

DAYTON

Ohio

KUANG-TZU LIN MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled84

BRENTWOOD

Tennessee

FRANCES BERRY BROWN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

LAWRENCEBURG

Tennessee

BRIAN CHICOINE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

PARK RIDGE

Illinois

GHASSAN ALAYLI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled83

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ERIC YEE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

HONOLULU

Hawaii

MANJULA THOPCHERLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

LAKEWOOD

New Jersey

PETER ZWERIN M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

TEMPE

Arizona

RAMON MOREDA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled83

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JARRETT LEA M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled83

CONWAY

Arkansas