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DENOSUMAB

Prolia (Denosumab) is a monoclonal antibody. It blocks a protein that sends signals to break down your bones, and therefore prevents bone loss. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Prolia

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

6,418
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1463 of 3395

$12.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 846 of 3395

1,259
Patients

Rank: 1637 of 3395

807
Prescribers

Rank: 1750 of 3395

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33%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

27%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

873

2011

2,068

2012

3,316

2013

5,098

2014

6,418

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.54M

2011

$3.65M

2012

$5.92M

2013

$9.27M

2014

$12.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$673

2011

$698

2012

$702

2013

$734

2014

$813

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 305 1,572 $2.99M
California 293 1,543 $2.94M
New Jersey 109 536 $1.04M
Pennsylvania 70 357 $685K
Florida 75 334 $642K
Illinois 54 308 $609K
Texas 60 264 $531K
Tennessee 24 133 $250K
Virginia 21 114 $218K
Washington 25 111 $209K
Maryland 26 107 $232K
Michigan 16 90 $171K
Ohio 15 64 $119K
Alabama 60 $115K
Colorado 59 $115K
Arkansas 14 57 $108K
Massachusetts 57 $107K
Indiana 13 52 $99K
Nevada 51 $95.8K
Louisiana 50 $94.9K
Georgia 11 46 $98.8K
Connecticut 11 46 $85.8K
Missouri 45 $84.1K
South Carolina 40 $74.5K
North Carolina 35 $66.8K
Delaware 34 $63.4K
Kentucky 25 $50.6K
Arizona 24 $45.6K
Iowa 22 $41.1K
New Mexico 18 $34.3K
Minnesota 17 $33K
West Virginia 17 $32.7K
Wisconsin 14 $26.2K
Oklahoma 14 $25.9K
Kansas 11 $20.5K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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