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ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Fosamax (Alendronate) is a bisphosphonate. It slows down osteoclasts, the cells that break down bone. This results in greater bone mass and lowers the possibility of fractures. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Fosamax

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

4,029
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1613 of 3362

$677K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1602 of 3362

1,037
Patients

Rank: 1675 of 3362

704
Prescribers

Rank: 1801 of 3362

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

29%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

29

2012

1,355

2013

4,029

2014

5,057

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$5,133

2012

$214K

2013

$677K

2014

$889K

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$158

2013

$251

2014

$237

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 295 967 $180K
Texas 171 944 $140K
Florida 110 432 $68.9K
New York 103 339 $60.3K
New Jersey 39 141 $24.9K
Ohio 30 127 $21.8K
Pennsylvania 32 124 $17.9K
Connecticut 18 96 $17.4K
Maryland 19 81 $15.5K
South Carolina 20 78 $13.1K
Tennessee 15 73 $11.8K
North Carolina 22 63 $8,715
Louisiana 16 56 $9,153
Massachusetts 41 $6,879
Arizona 13 35 $6,731
Oregon 31 $5,191
Illinois 11 28 $4,493
Washington 28 $4,089
Nevada 25 $4,429
Michigan 24 $4,666
Georgia 12 24 $4,842
Mississippi 24 $1,866
Indiana 24 $4,639
Kentucky 24 $3,860
Maine 22 $2,449
Wisconsin 21 $3,039
Alabama 20 $3,940
Virginia 18 $3,643
Oklahoma 16 $2,409
Colorado 15 $2,474
West Virginia 14 $1,251
Missouri 14 $2,233
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. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 »

Incorrect Info?

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