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NOVOLIN 70-30

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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

753K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 277 of 3238

$133M
Retail Cost

Rank: 171 of 3238

133,929
Patients

Rank: 350 of 3238

78,576
Prescribers

Rank: 285 of 3238

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

45%

of people say

it worked well

11%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 18,401 103,941 $17.7M
Texas 14,970 71,222 $14.7M
California 9,986 54,770 $9.44M
Georgia 6,945 37,786 $6.36M
Pennsylvania 5,214 31,851 $5.3M
North Carolina 5,352 30,476 $5M
Ohio 5,044 29,606 $5.14M
Illinois 4,918 27,426 $4.64M
Alabama 4,701 24,791 $4.13M
Michigan 4,357 22,708 $4.5M
New York 4,163 22,153 $3.56M
Kentucky 3,213 18,438 $3.56M
Tennessee 3,513 18,303 $3.35M
South Carolina 3,301 17,564 $3.04M
Missouri 2,668 16,865 $2.8M
Mississippi 3,228 16,446 $3.11M
Virginia 3,036 16,354 $2.86M
Louisiana 2,693 14,910 $2.43M
Indiana 2,644 13,642 $2.39M
Arkansas 2,069 12,152 $2.11M
Wisconsin 1,876 11,775 $2.12M
Arizona 2,401 11,505 $2.18M
Washington 1,841 9,902 $1.88M
Oklahoma 1,735 9,664 $1.64M
Massachusetts 1,589 9,168 $1.7M
Iowa 1,156 7,999 $1.3M
New Jersey 1,528 7,855 $1.29M
Oregon 1,277 7,461 $1.37M
New Mexico 1,589 7,269 $1.46M
Minnesota 1,153 7,225 $1.19M
Colorado 1,168 6,344 $1.03M
Kansas 918 5,659 $811K
West Virginia 875 5,572 $1.06M
Maryland 1,092 5,371 $1.06M
Rhode Island 639 4,191 $672K
Connecticut 691 3,907 $723K
Nebraska 515 3,025 $417K
South Dakota 352 2,540 $395K
Nevada 508 2,217 $457K
New Hampshire 348 2,010 $316K
Idaho 345 1,948 $323K
Utah 378 1,884 $326K
Montana 286 1,667 $254K
Maine 305 1,437 $296K
District of Columbia 244 1,265 $214K
Hawaii 256 1,252 $252K
North Dakota 174 1,161 $197K
Delaware 215 1,042 $204K
Vermont 121 792 $155K
Wyoming 84 442 $58.9K
Alaska 80 386 $69.8K
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 NOVOLIN 70-30

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARIA CARIAGA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled230

TAMPA

Florida

RAMILO GATAPIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled220

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

SASPIN OMAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled216

DALLAS

Texas

EUGENE DAY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled216

OXFORD

North Carolina

ERIC STEEN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled216

DALLAS

Texas

FARNOOSH FARROKHI

Specialist

Claims Filled212

ATLANTA

Georgia

LAZARO GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled211

MIAMI

Florida

STACEY SULLIVAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled209

KAYENTA

Arizona

DAVID GREENBERG

Family Medicine

Claims Filled208

SHIPROCK

New Mexico

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled206

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

HAMILTON FISH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled204

LEESBURG

Florida

JOHN BAILEY D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled204

MEADVILLE

Pennsylvania

SHERRELL ROBERTS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

MONTICELLO

Kentucky

MIYAKO MCCLOUD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled200

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

R. BLOOM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled197

WICHITA

Kansas

ALEJANDRO DIAZ M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled197

PLANT CITY

Florida

ROBERTO ORTIZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled197

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

WENTZELLE KITCHENS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled196

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

ALA SAHAWNEH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled190

BRANDON

Florida

STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

SIKESTON

Missouri

LISA FOLEY CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled185

TUPELO

Mississippi

H BEYER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled185

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

LOREN POOL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

PENINSULA

Ohio

JUAN ESCOBAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

LONG BEACH

California

NIRMALA MATHAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

DALLAS

Texas