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ACTOS

PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Actos (pioglitazone) is a thiazolidinedione that improves your body's ability to use insulin to lower your blood sugar. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

6,764
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1448 of 3395

$4.86M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1162 of 3395

1,554
Patients

Rank: 1560 of 3395

1,649
Prescribers

Rank: 1471 of 3395

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42%

of people say

it's worth it

30%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4.48M

2011

2.1M

2012

97.6K

2013

13.3K

2014

6,764

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.29B

2011

$727M

2012

$36.8M

2013

$7M

2014

$4.86M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$339

2011

$271

2012

$162

2013

$305

2014

$409

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 262 1,102 $775K
New York 166 743 $518K
New Jersey 105 449 $396K
Texas 121 439 $331K
Pennsylvania 79 399 $281K
Florida 88 359 $249K
South Carolina 57 268 $150K
North Carolina 50 256 $169K
Ohio 59 217 $180K
Georgia 43 208 $129K
Illinois 45 203 $149K
Arizona 46 193 $135K
Tennessee 29 157 $84.6K
Connecticut 30 136 $104K
Massachusetts 26 126 $83.4K
Virginia 27 123 $84.7K
Indiana 29 117 $91.8K
Wisconsin 21 101 $86.1K
Michigan 30 89 $101K
Maryland 22 83 $69.9K
Minnesota 18 82 $59.6K
Kentucky 11 77 $50K
Louisiana 14 57 $33.6K
Washington 12 55 $48.7K
Colorado 13 54 $44.9K
Oregon 53 $28.4K
Kansas 49 $31.3K
Oklahoma 12 46 $36.6K
Idaho 44 $29.9K
Missouri 41 $30.5K
Hawaii 15 33 $25.7K
Utah 33 $25.9K
Vermont 31 $19.5K
Mississippi 30 $17.4K
Alabama 11 30 $18.9K
Nevada 12 29 $25.5K
Nebraska 28 $25K
Rhode Island 24 $9,076
New Hampshire 23 $18.6K
Maine 22 $21K
Iowa 18 $7,673
District of Columbia 13 $4,085
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 »

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Top prescribers for ACTOS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALEXANDER COHEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled103

DARLINGTON

South Carolina