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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

4,328
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1611 of 3393

$982K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1750 of 3393

971
Patients

Rank: 1711 of 3393

736
Prescribers

Rank: 1763 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

29

2012

1,355

2013

4,029

2014

5,057

2015

4,336

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$5,133

2012

$214K

2013

$677K

2014

$889K

2015

$983K

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$214

2012

$465

2013

$653

2014

$673

2015

$1,012

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 181 1,023 $213K
California 159 666 $167K
New York 78 400 $81.3K
Florida 103 394 $98.2K
New Jersey 61 269 $58.4K
Louisiana 48 233 $42.9K
North Carolina 33 141 $28.1K
Pennsylvania 39 132 $31.1K
Ohio 23 105 $21.7K
Tennessee 25 101 $22.9K
Georgia 35 92 $22.9K
Maryland 21 89 $21.3K
Virginia 15 86 $16.8K
Connecticut 14 65 $16K
Massachusetts 16 63 $13.6K
Arkansas 60 $10.3K
Alabama 54 $8,953
South Carolina 14 37 $13.1K
Mississippi 33 $8,618
Nevada 23 $4,807
Illinois 12 21 $9,435
Indiana 21 $3,176
Arizona 20 $5,313
Missouri 19 $7,366
Kentucky 19 $5,676
Washington 18 $4,546
Wisconsin 18 $3,499
Maine 16 $4,109
District of Columbia 15 $4,621
Michigan 13 $5,287
Vermont 13 $2,342
Oregon 12 $2,832
Utah 12 $4,313
New Mexico 12 $3,831
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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