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NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

Insulin aspart is used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). It is also used to treat people with type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) who need insulin to control their diabetes. In patients with type 1 diabetes, insulin aspart is usually used with another type of insulin, unless it is used in an external insulin pump. In patients with type 2 diabetes, insulin aspart also may be used with another type of insulin or with oral medication(s) for diabetes. Insulin aspart is a short-acting, manmade version of human insulin. Insulin aspart works by replacing the insulin that is normally produced by the body and by helping move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy. It also stops the liver from producing more sugar. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

419K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 366 of 3238

$161M
Retail Cost

Rank: 142 of 3238

77,762
Patients

Rank: 437 of 3238

49,984
Prescribers

Rank: 386 of 3238

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 8,849 46,788 $16.4M
Texas 7,429 33,177 $15M
California 5,856 31,349 $11.3M
Pennsylvania 3,887 23,878 $8.5M
Georgia 3,922 20,095 $7.61M
New York 3,467 18,664 $6.73M
North Carolina 3,196 17,206 $6.42M
Ohio 2,824 15,664 $6.13M
Illinois 2,571 14,279 $5.25M
Michigan 2,921 13,791 $6.27M
Tennessee 2,536 12,207 $5.14M
Kentucky 2,131 11,781 $5.05M
South Carolina 2,253 11,624 $4.61M
Mississippi 2,087 10,698 $4.53M
New Jersey 1,860 10,539 $3.29M
Virginia 1,889 10,165 $3.94M
Alabama 2,000 10,004 $3.87M
Massachusetts 1,698 9,816 $3.86M
Indiana 1,550 8,500 $3.03M
Missouri 1,287 7,471 $2.75M
Arizona 1,460 7,096 $2.96M
Louisiana 1,406 7,068 $2.75M
Wisconsin 827 4,969 $1.98M
Arkansas 897 4,854 $1.98M
Minnesota 720 4,841 $1.68M
West Virginia 787 4,534 $2.08M
Maryland 800 3,823 $1.56M
Connecticut 625 3,603 $1.39M
Iowa 523 3,596 $1.2M
Washington 619 3,247 $1.33M
Oklahoma 618 3,028 $1.15M
New Mexico 533 2,574 $1.03M
Kansas 401 2,564 $829K
Oregon 420 2,245 $860K
Rhode Island 376 2,232 $814K
Colorado 381 2,069 $799K
Nebraska 289 2,017 $683K
Nevada 316 1,378 $594K
Utah 218 1,169 $478K
Idaho 161 1,007 $387K
New Hampshire 221 993 $402K
Maine 197 966 $520K
North Dakota 139 916 $325K
Delaware 157 779 $320K
Hawaii 135 674 $276K
South Dakota 102 661 $222K
District of Columbia 144 634 $203K
Montana 109 581 $176K
Vermont 93 448 $269K
Wyoming 37 158 $52.1K
Alaska 17 68 $36.5K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SONIA JIMENEZ-VICTORES M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled808

HIALEAH

Florida

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled652

MCALLEN

Texas

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled493

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

MARCELO BENDIX MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled421

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIE TEO ONG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled405

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

JANET MARTINEZ ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled404

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled318

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled272

ALICE

Texas

WILLIAM LACORTE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled258

METAIRIE

Louisiana

HAZEL YANG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled243

ASHLAND

Kentucky

MELECIO ABORDO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled239

JACKSON

Kentucky

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled233

BUSHNELL

Florida

RODOLFO PEREZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled232

HIALEAH

Florida

JUAN BARROSO M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled232

HIALEAH

Florida

CHAITANYA YAJNIK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled230

PALM COAST

Florida

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled215

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

CESAR TRABANCO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled215

PONCE

Puerto Rico

GERALD MICELI M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled212

ORANGE CITY

Florida

REINALDO CARVAJAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ROGELIO ZALDIVAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

MIAMI

Florida

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled190

VAN NUYS

California

CHRISTOPHER MEJIA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled190

BRONX

New York

ANAHIT BLIKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled187

LOS ANGELES

California

STEPHEN KURUC M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

STEUBENVILLE

Ohio

DAVID ESCALANTE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled185

JELLICO

Tennessee