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Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Insulin injection is in a class of medications called hormones. Insulin injection is used to take the place of insulin that is normally produced by the body. It works 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. All of the types of insulin that are available work in this way. The types of insulin differ only in how quickly they begin to work and how long they continue to control blood sugar. More info »

Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 105,426 $16.1M
Texas 70,162 $13.4M
California 65,159 $9.99M
Georgia 42,509 $6.49M
Pennsylvania 32,277 $4.89M
Ohio 30,315 $4.7M
Illinois 29,708 $4.72M
New York 27,769 $3.72M
North Carolina 25,693 $4.13M
Michigan 23,953 $4.24M
Alabama 23,233 $3.64M
Tennessee 20,177 $3.42M
Kentucky 18,168 $3.31M
Mississippi 17,602 $3.08M
South Carolina 17,483 $2.9M
Missouri 15,908 $2.49M
Virginia 15,338 $2.6M
Louisiana 13,939 $2.17M
Arizona 13,200 $2.35M
Indiana 11,752 $2.02M
Wisconsin 10,763 $1.63M
Washington 10,437 $1.8M
Arkansas 9,955 $1.75M
Oregon 9,821 $1.57M
Oklahoma 8,548 $1.42M
Massachusetts 8,222 $1.26M
Colorado 7,866 $997K
New Jersey 7,800 $1.09M
Iowa 7,559 $1.14M
Maryland 7,321 $1.16M
New Mexico 7,249 $1.3M
Minnesota 6,617 $1.02M
West Virginia 5,775 $1.06M
Kansas 4,698 $666K
Connecticut 3,862 $599K
Rhode Island 3,590 $525K
Hawaii 2,801 $423K
Nebraska 2,566 $342K
South Dakota 2,258 $330K
Nevada 2,200 $440K
District of Columbia 2,105 $278K
Maine 1,610 $312K
Idaho 1,451 $232K
New Hampshire 1,431 $244K
Montana 1,375 $210K
Utah 1,329 $221K
North Dakota 1,315 $186K
Delaware 1,110 $183K
Vermont 929 $160K
Wyoming 412 $54.5K
Alaska 278 $44.3K
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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