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BINOSTO

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 2015

5,056
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1556 of 3395

$889K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1729 of 3395

1,320
Patients

Rank: 1622 of 3395

916
Prescribers

Rank: 1700 of 3395

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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

N/A

2011

29

2012

1,355

2013

4,029

2014

5,057

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$5,133

2012

$214K

2013

$677K

2014

$889K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$158

2013

$251

2014

$237

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 269 1,444 $227K
California 297 946 $189K
New York 128 506 $85.3K
Florida 126 477 $85.7K
New Jersey 66 196 $36.7K
Louisiana 43 180 $28.2K
Tennessee 29 137 $23.8K
Ohio 28 107 $18.9K
North Carolina 32 96 $14.8K
Pennsylvania 34 91 $16K
Georgia 36 90 $15.5K
Maryland 26 89 $17.2K
Connecticut 19 82 $15.4K
Massachusetts 16 67 $11.5K
South Carolina 24 65 $14.3K
Arkansas 40 $6,125
Arizona 12 33 $6,552
Alabama 31 $6,474
Nevada 31 $5,702
Virginia 29 $5,443
Indiana 27 $3,959
Illinois 13 27 $7,677
Wisconsin 26 $3,902
Maine 26 $2,166
Kentucky 25 $3,901
Oregon 21 $3,222
Oklahoma 11 21 $4,845
Missouri 20 $3,585
Washington 17 $3,362
District of Columbia 17 $4,258
Rhode Island 14 $1,158
Vermont 13 $1,906
Mississippi 12 $2,418
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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