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INSULIN SYRINGE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

3.06M
Medicare Part D Claims
$78.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 441,055 $11.9M
Florida 226,761 $5.01M
Texas 175,206 $4.75M
Pennsylvania 151,809 $3.96M
New York 134,939 $3.29M
Illinois 132,466 $3.08M
Georgia 119,348 $2.88M
Ohio 111,633 $2.99M
Tennessee 94,863 $2.33M
North Carolina 92,278 $2.52M
Michigan 88,945 $2.44M
Massachusetts 84,558 $2.19M
Arizona 75,916 $1.83M
Missouri 75,193 $1.98M
Kentucky 73,673 $1.75M
Virginia 70,484 $1.79M
Indiana 66,734 $1.81M
Alabama 62,288 $1.54M
New Jersey 59,781 $1.59M
Washington 56,936 $1.46M
South Carolina 51,161 $1.23M
Louisiana 50,474 $1.21M
Wisconsin 41,645 $1.07M
Maryland 35,998 $982K
Oregon 35,691 $999K
Arkansas 34,549 $810K
Minnesota 34,346 $930K
Iowa 32,838 $888K
West Virginia 32,430 $813K
Colorado 31,228 $780K
Mississippi 30,401 $792K
Connecticut 30,119 $794K
Oklahoma 28,670 $711K
Kansas 21,982 $579K
Maine 20,047 $626K
New Mexico 19,575 $480K
Nevada 15,294 $414K
Nebraska 14,903 $378K
Utah 13,755 $397K
Rhode Island 13,429 $333K
Hawaii 10,698 $286K
New Hampshire 10,151 $279K
Idaho 10,069 $260K
District of Columbia 7,658 $175K
South Dakota 7,626 $216K
Delaware 7,566 $182K
North Dakota 6,553 $200K
Vermont 5,956 $166K
Montana 5,843 $155K
Wyoming 3,156 $84.3K
Alaska 2,493 $68.6K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for INSULIN SYRINGE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOAQUIM NORONHA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

SOMERSET

New Jersey

HEMANTKUMAR PATEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

NEWARK

New Jersey

BRIAN HIGGINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRUSLY

Louisiana

DANIELLE TOWNS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BISHOPVILLE

South Carolina

ANDREW JANSEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

POCAHONTAS

Arkansas

NEILL MUSSELWHITE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

DAVID MCLEOD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RICHMOND

Virginia

MALINDA KRENN FNP

Registered Nurse, Ambulatory Care

Claims Filled50

MERCED

California

HAMID KAZEROUNI ZADEH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FOLSOM

California

WEIZHAO ZHOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DALY CITY

California

THOMAS LINCOLN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

ERIC PAULSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

RED OAK

Iowa

KALPANA BALAGURU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FRENCH CAMP

California

MAYRA CRUZ POLANCO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JAMAICA PLAIN

Massachusetts

MAHESH SHAH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

KAREN GRANT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WORTH

Texas

STEPHANIE ARNOLD FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

LLOYD MCGINNIS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROCKPORT

Indiana

ANNA SOLUM MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

MARK RAST MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

ROBERT FINCHER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DOTHAN

Alabama

PALANI MANI MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

DEL RIO

Texas

JAMES BLUMLING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

STEPHEN CRONIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PATERSON

New Jersey

FELIX CHANG CRUZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEOMINSTER

Massachusetts