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ACTONEL

RISEDRONATE SODIUM

Actonel (risedronate) is a bisphosphonate. It slows down the activity of osteoclasts, which are the cells in our bodies that break down bone. The medicine helps maintain bone health and lower the possibility of fractures. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

22.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1062 of 3393

$8.75M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1006 of 3393

5,951
Patients

Rank: 1080 of 3393

5,681
Prescribers

Rank: 991 of 3393

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36%

of people say

it's worth it

19%

of people say

it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

945K

2012

794K

2013

498K

2014

130K

2015

22.1K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$177M

2012

$172M

2013

$151M

2014

$45.3M

2015

$8.75M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$881

2012

$1,037

2013

$1,270

2014

$1,142

2015

$1,470

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,074 4,592 $1.74M
New York 765 3,087 $1.26M
Florida 471 1,781 $708K
Texas 566 1,712 $655K
New Jersey 264 1,056 $478K
Pennsylvania 241 748 $305K
Ohio 159 641 $231K
Illinois 175 555 $238K
North Carolina 131 530 $207K
Arizona 184 525 $234K
Massachusetts 114 467 $179K
Tennessee 141 369 $145K
Connecticut 107 364 $159K
Georgia 93 355 $129K
Hawaii 92 343 $175K
Louisiana 84 333 $114K
Missouri 80 322 $101K
Virginia 89 289 $130K
Maryland 79 278 $114K
Kentucky 68 266 $101K
Michigan 97 265 $114K
Wisconsin 63 261 $94.2K
Indiana 64 260 $101K
Oregon 69 256 $106K
Washington 63 176 $78.9K
Colorado 65 174 $65.8K
Minnesota 45 168 $72.7K
Oklahoma 34 146 $53.9K
South Carolina 38 140 $61.9K
Alabama 52 138 $49K
Mississippi 39 120 $30.9K
Iowa 30 115 $37.5K
Utah 26 92 $40.1K
Nevada 25 87 $34K
Nebraska 15 82 $31.9K
Kansas 19 72 $30.8K
Maine 19 68 $27.9K
West Virginia 16 67 $26.4K
Rhode Island 18 58 $18K
New Hampshire 15 56 $19.8K
Idaho 45 $15.4K
Arkansas 41 $13.2K
Delaware 12 41 $22.7K
New Mexico 15 40 $20.6K
Wyoming 37 $7,897
District of Columbia 16 31 $22.2K
Montana 27 $9,593
Vermont 23 $14.5K
South Dakota 18 $5,916
North Dakota 11 $2,950
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 »

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