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ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Fosamax (alendronate) is a bisphosphonate, which inhibits bone breakdown. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Fosamax

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

7.6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 44 of 3393

$61.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 411 of 3393

1,652,310
Patients

Rank: 52 of 3393

257,419
Prescribers

Rank: 81 of 3393

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

30%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

8.38M

2012

7.75M

2013

7.68M

2014

7.63M

2015

7.59M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$107M

2012

$97.4M

2013

$80.6M

2014

$66.6M

2015

$61.1M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$64

2012

$61

2013

$50

2014

$41

2015

$37

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 284,284 1,208,022 $11.3M
Florida 140,894 601,849 $4.62M
Texas 132,104 530,783 $4.36M
New York 99,118 516,072 $3.38M
Pennsylvania 62,312 320,691 $2.45M
Ohio 62,217 294,252 $2.55M
Illinois 56,072 260,100 $2.25M
North Carolina 40,812 198,330 $1.46M
Michigan 45,494 190,817 $1.69M
Massachusetts 35,679 173,120 $1.28M
Georgia 34,973 166,353 $1.14M
New Jersey 34,639 162,892 $1.29M
Indiana 34,942 157,276 $1.28M
Tennessee 33,236 147,293 $1.18M
Missouri 29,848 146,718 $1.02M
Arizona 35,009 143,297 $1.32M
Wisconsin 30,999 140,807 $1.2M
Washington 28,364 122,534 $1.03M
Virginia 27,811 122,271 $1.07M
Minnesota 29,167 114,344 $1.13M
Louisiana 22,445 110,832 $855K
Kentucky 21,769 109,466 $744K
Oregon 24,109 104,135 $857K
Colorado 26,089 101,492 $975K
Iowa 18,937 93,761 $640K
South Carolina 18,355 84,872 $665K
Alabama 18,827 83,093 $604K
Maryland 17,684 70,281 $663K
Arkansas 13,378 69,484 $433K
Kansas 14,085 69,336 $494K
Connecticut 14,198 67,111 $572K
Nevada 16,949 66,870 $571K
Oklahoma 14,785 65,909 $550K
Mississippi 9,455 49,159 $300K
New Mexico 11,252 46,858 $390K
Nebraska 8,661 46,119 $288K
Utah 11,478 45,173 $364K
West Virginia 9,012 42,760 $310K
Hawaii 8,308 34,667 $336K
Idaho 7,442 30,822 $268K
Rhode Island 5,402 30,123 $179K
Maine 5,790 23,478 $242K
Montana 4,652 20,856 $157K
South Dakota 4,303 20,757 $151K
New Hampshire 4,689 20,187 $175K
North Dakota 3,713 17,398 $137K
Delaware 3,606 13,436 $141K
District of Columbia 2,112 8,989 $77.1K
Vermont 2,190 8,882 $77.3K
Wyoming 1,529 6,712 $53.9K
Alaska 1,030 5,407 $50.6K
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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Top prescribers for ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JACK ZHOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,061

HONOLULU

Hawaii

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,057

BROOKLYN

New York

RAFAEL GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,055

MIAMI

Florida

AMADO VIERA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,051

HIALEAH

Florida

ROBERT CURRIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,023

GALESBURG

Illinois

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Community Health Worker

Claims Filled1,021

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,016

HIALEAH

Florida

MARTHA VALDIVIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,009

NEW YORK

New York

DENNIS SUAREZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,006

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

SONY VO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,004

SAN DIEGO

California

YONG LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled995

NEW YORK

New York

LAZARO MARTINEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled988

MIAMI

Florida

ANGELICA DIAZ CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled981

ANAHEIM

California

LUIS ROBLES M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled975

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

MANRIQUE IRIARTE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled973

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled967

GARDEN GROVE

California

EILEEN MCDERMOTT PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled966

BAKERSFIELD

California

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled964

VAN NUYS

California

ANTONIO GORDON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled964

HIALEAH

Florida

LOUIS ZUCKER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled962

LOS ANGELES

California

SU LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled958

SAN GABRIEL

California

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled958

ROSEMEAD

California

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled956

LOS ANGELES

California

JAIME ESTRADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled955

CALEXICO

California

CARLOS MUNIZ MOLINERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled944

AGUADA

Puerto Rico