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CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

668K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 302 of 3395

$76.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 324 of 3395

149,059
Patients

Rank: 350 of 3395

51,436
Prescribers

Rank: 399 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

572K

2011

576K

2012

635K

2013

649K

2014

668K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$71.2M

2011

$72.6M

2012

$81.6M

2013

$87.5M

2014

$76.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$113

2011

$115

2012

$114

2013

$122

2014

$111

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 16,627 78,429 $8.44M
Texas 15,268 60,394 $8.45M
Pennsylvania 9,418 44,252 $4.5M
New York 9,552 43,786 $4.06M
Florida 10,189 42,895 $4.88M
Ohio 6,864 30,473 $3.37M
Georgia 5,893 26,728 $3.06M
Illinois 5,682 25,590 $2.61M
North Carolina 5,494 25,093 $3.1M
Michigan 5,768 23,468 $2.8M
New Jersey 4,618 19,187 $1.88M
Tennessee 3,569 14,722 $1.64M
South Carolina 3,290 14,504 $1.72M
Maryland 3,194 13,190 $1.53M
Arizona 2,804 11,501 $1.26M
Virginia 2,858 11,385 $1.4M
Alabama 2,654 11,037 $1.65M
Kentucky 2,498 10,707 $1.22M
Minnesota 2,387 10,648 $1.34M
Missouri 2,335 10,353 $1.07M
Massachusetts 2,276 10,028 $1.07M
Mississippi 2,126 9,972 $1.36M
Indiana 2,504 9,941 $1.13M
Louisiana 2,378 9,629 $1.36M
Wisconsin 1,739 7,876 $791K
Washington 1,812 7,382 $795K
Oklahoma 1,587 6,532 $1.02M
Oregon 1,497 6,378 $768K
Arkansas 1,368 5,961 $685K
Connecticut 1,274 5,893 $674K
Colorado 1,429 5,643 $620K
Kansas 1,196 5,546 $623K
Iowa 949 4,644 $443K
New Mexico 1,125 4,309 $516K
Hawaii 936 3,916 $448K
Nevada 850 3,656 $373K
West Virginia 855 3,548 $356K
Delaware 748 2,522 $343K
District of Columbia 551 2,274 $258K
Nebraska 472 2,031 $179K
South Dakota 412 1,797 $205K
North Dakota 407 1,676 $189K
Idaho 381 1,606 $169K
Rhode Island 279 1,278 $108K
Maine 342 1,215 $150K
Alaska 158 1,213 $78.1K
New Hampshire 315 1,172 $139K
Montana 263 1,114 $120K
Utah 206 677 $76.1K
Vermont 97 398 $44.2K
Wyoming 49 194 $18.2K
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 CALCIUM ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WALTER GARDINER M.D.

Medical Genetics, PhD Medical Genetics

Claims Filled51

CHRISTIANSTED

Virgin Islands

RAMESH LAKHRAM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled84

CHRISTIANSTED

Virgin Islands

ENRIQUE RIOS ALAMEDA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ALFREDO RAMIREZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled177

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

LILLIAN PADILLA COSTOSO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled210

MANATI

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL MIRANDA MALAVE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

PRAXEDES ALVAREZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled133

PONCE

Puerto Rico

CESAR RIVERA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled157

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

DENNIS NEGRON LUCIANO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled64

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

GERARDO MEDINA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled88

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ANTONIO DIAZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO REYES VALE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled79

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO TORRE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled88

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ANA RIVERA DE LA VEGA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled57

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

LOURDES PENA-DE LA VEGA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled216

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JUMANA ABUOMAR M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled110

HATO REY

Puerto Rico

MILTON GARCIA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled108

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL BAQUERO M.D

Nephrology

Claims Filled53

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

LILLIAN BORREGO CONDE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled128

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

LUIS SANMIGUEL M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled52

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

GLENDA MIRANDA TIRADO M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO LEBRON MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled63

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

VICTOR FLORES CHEVEREZ M.D.

Nephrology Specialist/Technologist

Claims Filled63

CONDADO

Puerto Rico

ANGEL SANCHEZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled128

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM JORGE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled138

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico