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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. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

567K
Medicare Part D Claims
$71.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 62,290 $7.72M
Texas 51,639 $8.01M
Pennsylvania 38,849 $4.06M
Florida 36,323 $4.64M
New York 35,651 $3.75M
Ohio 26,223 $3.1M
Georgia 22,857 $3.08M
Illinois 22,680 $2.67M
North Carolina 21,716 $3.04M
Michigan 18,794 $2.44M
New Jersey 15,604 $1.76M
Tennessee 12,935 $1.52M
Maryland 11,703 $1.52M
Minnesota 11,672 $1.44M
South Carolina 11,663 $1.65M
Alabama 10,309 $1.52M
Virginia 10,064 $1.38M
Louisiana 9,851 $1.34M
Massachusetts 9,570 $1.01M
Missouri 9,424 $1.02M
Arizona 9,402 $1.15M
Mississippi 8,740 $1.21M
Indiana 8,731 $1.11M
Kentucky 8,673 $1.04M
Wisconsin 7,717 $859K
Oklahoma 7,374 $1.21M
Washington 6,825 $825K
Oregon 5,262 $651K
Connecticut 5,235 $656K
Arkansas 5,193 $611K
Colorado 4,927 $672K
Kansas 4,718 $588K
Iowa 4,234 $425K
Hawaii 3,568 $397K
West Virginia 3,510 $395K
New Mexico 3,191 $425K
Delaware 2,428 $354K
Nevada 2,328 $282K
Nebraska 2,007 $219K
District of Columbia 1,949 $254K
South Dakota 1,345 $157K
Alaska 1,301 $110K
Idaho 1,287 $154K
Maine 1,245 $166K
North Dakota 1,141 $125K
Rhode Island 1,103 $101K
Montana 1,075 $130K
New Hampshire 982 $124K
Utah 703 $88.7K
Vermont 411 $50.7K
Wyoming 318 $40.2K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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
AMIR ALI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled61

LAHORE

RAMESH LAKHRAM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled53

CHRISTIANSTED

Virgin Islands

JAIME DASILVA AROCHO

Nephrology

Claims Filled208

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

JUSTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled178

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ANGEL RIVERA SANTOS MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled171

PONCE

Puerto Rico

MANUEL CRUZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled168

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JOSE FLAQUE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled162

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

LOURDES PENA-DE LA VEGA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled149

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ALFREDO RAMIREZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled146

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ANGEL SANCHEZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled142

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

JOSE COLON RIVERA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled134

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

LISANDRO MONTALVO BURKE

Nephrology

Claims Filled129

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

DENNIS NEGRON M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled122

MANATI

Puerto Rico

LILLIAN PADILLA COSTOSO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled121

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JORGE GRILLASCA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled118

COTO LAUREL

Puerto Rico

JOSUE CASTRESANA

Nephrology

Claims Filled115

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO TORRE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled111

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM TABOAS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled107

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JORGE WEBER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled104

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM JORGE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled102

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

MILTON GARCIA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled99

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

PRAXEDES ALVAREZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled99

PONCE

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO LEBRON MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled99

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

AVID MUNIZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled97

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

FRANCIS VAZQUEZ ROURA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled93

PONCE

Puerto Rico