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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 »


Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 111,542 $13.6M
Texas 71,728 $11.3M
California 65,860 $8.5M
Georgia 41,889 $5.43M
Pennsylvania 40,451 $5.14M
Illinois 35,097 $4.54M
Ohio 33,963 $4.3M
New York 30,311 $3.36M
Michigan 26,903 $3.86M
North Carolina 24,807 $3.34M
Puerto Rico 23,829 $3.14M
Tennessee 22,244 $3.04M
Alabama 20,794 $2.69M
South Carolina 19,460 $2.73M
Kentucky 18,353 $2.72M
Mississippi 15,718 $2.31M
Missouri 15,030 $1.87M
Virginia 14,558 $2.05M
Arizona 14,499 $2.06M
Louisiana 11,782 $1.56M
Indiana 10,589 $1.53M
Wisconsin 10,494 $1.39M
Oregon 9,899 $1.36M
Washington 9,834 $1.4M
New Jersey 8,862 $1.01M
Maryland 8,818 $1.19M
Minnesota 7,942 $1.02M
Iowa 7,695 $958K
Oklahoma 7,577 $1.09M
Colorado 7,511 $857K
New Mexico 7,364 $1.1M
Massachusetts 7,213 $886K
Arkansas 6,594 $960K
West Virginia 5,808 $902K
Connecticut 3,959 $480K
Kansas 3,925 $485K
Rhode Island 3,689 $426K
Hawaii 3,605 $463K
Nevada 2,555 $416K
District of Columbia 2,376 $256K
Nebraska 2,176 $259K
Maine 2,132 $319K
South Dakota 1,990 $241K
Montana 1,491 $182K
New Hampshire 1,463 $211K
Idaho 1,414 $199K
Delaware 1,344 $180K
Utah 1,061 $155K
Vermont 991 $126K
North Dakota 847 $112K
Wyoming 327 $38.8K
Alaska 281 $29.4K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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