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PEN NEEDLES

NEEDLES, INSULIN DISPOSABLE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

67.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 757 of 3362

$1.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1258 of 3362

22,945
Patients

Rank: 725 of 3362

17,323
Prescribers

Rank: 652 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

28.4K

2011

41.9K

2012

57.7K

2013

67.1K

2014

75K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$566K

2011

$886K

2012

$1.46M

2013

$1.7M

2014

$2.21M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$33

2011

$38

2012

$39

2013

$35

2014

$36

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 2,393 7,922 $185K
Pennsylvania 2,049 6,364 $202K
New York 1,989 6,114 $142K
Florida 1,378 3,779 $111K
North Carolina 1,481 3,681 $85.9K
Michigan 1,012 2,990 $83.5K
Ohio 929 2,808 $64.7K
Washington 849 2,604 $53.6K
Texas 1,046 2,359 $63.9K
Tennessee 762 1,954 $48.7K
Minnesota 548 1,906 $56.4K
West Virginia 591 1,829 $39.7K
Kentucky 516 1,594 $41.5K
Illinois 489 1,517 $38.9K
New Jersey 460 1,409 $39.9K
Georgia 535 1,311 $37.5K
Wisconsin 404 1,221 $29.9K
Indiana 409 1,186 $29.5K
Maryland 292 968 $19.4K
South Carolina 432 949 $21.7K
Virginia 364 910 $18.9K
Alabama 362 892 $24.8K
Oregon 284 868 $18.1K
Mississippi 300 707 $35.3K
Iowa 207 691 $16.4K
Massachusetts 259 685 $14.8K
Missouri 276 661 $15.6K
Oklahoma 190 534 $10.5K
Connecticut 210 511 $10.6K
New Hampshire 134 502 $10.8K
Maine 174 430 $12.9K
District of Columbia 153 403 $7,292
Idaho 136 380 $8,056
Kansas 117 357 $8,319
Nebraska 107 336 $6,435
Vermont 121 334 $7,414
New Mexico 104 291 $8,049
Arkansas 93 261 $8,892
Rhode Island 95 257 $5,003
Utah 85 252 $5,256
Montana 75 245 $5,805
Louisiana 97 245 $5,637
Arizona 93 221 $6,218
North Dakota 79 208 $5,212
Nevada 51 181 $4,212
South Dakota 53 170 $3,211
Hawaii 47 156 $6,268
Colorado 51 147 $3,297
Wyoming 49 136 $2,939
Alaska 44 123 $3,318
Delaware 14 42 $1,140
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for PEN NEEDLES

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

LOS ANGELES

California

ESTHER KRUG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled128

BALTIMORE

Maryland

TIMOTHY MOUREAU NP CDE

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled92

ONEIDA

Wisconsin

VIORICA CRISAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled84

WEIRTON

West Virginia

WILLIAM JOHNS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

MINGO JCT

Ohio

BOBBY YANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

GERALD GOLTZ M.D.

Claims Filled61

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

WENDELL DIGGS PA-C

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

BATTLE CREEK

Michigan

PATRICIA TREVERTON ANP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled59

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

BASEL BRIKHO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

LATHRUP VILLAGE

Michigan

RICHARD JOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

New Jersey

MANUEL CANGA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled58

NEWMAN

California

IRENE FELDMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled57

BETHESDA

Maryland

EMIL SITTO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

STERLING HEIGHTS

Michigan

NATHANIEL ABRAMSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SETH UDLIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

FOND DU LAC

Wisconsin

ZARMEN ISRAELIAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled56

GLENDALE

California

ANITA CHAUDHURI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled54

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

ABAY TADDESSE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled54

CHILLICOTHE

Ohio

TRACY BAUER PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled53

HAMBURG

New York

MUSIB GAPPY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAZEL PARK

Michigan