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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 »

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Top prescribers for INSULIN SYRINGE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MIRNA MALDONADO VEGA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled492

MANATI

Puerto Rico

VALERIE THOMAS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled483

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

BOBBY JOHNSON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled483

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

SOFIA VASQUEZ SOLOMON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled478

HIALEAH

Florida

MARIA CARIAGA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled473

TAMPA

Florida

RICARDO JIMENEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled471

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

JEFFREY RUSSELL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled468

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

MARCEL TWAHIRWA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled465

EDINBURG

Texas

KATJA FELSINGER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled463

BLUEFIELD

West Virginia

ROSIE CARBAJAL NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled452

BELLFLOWER

California

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled442

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

ALBERT EDANO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled429

BROOKLYN

New York

RODOLFO PEREZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled427

HIALEAH

Florida

ELAINE AGUSTIN N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled426

SAN BERNARDINO

California

FREDERICK ZIEL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled422

WOODLAND HILLS

California

IHSAN SAFI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled422

BLUEFIELD

Virginia

ANNAPOORNA ARUNACHALAM M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled418

PALM SPRINGS

Florida

FRANCISCO MENDEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled413

SALINAS

Puerto Rico

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled410

ONEIDA

Tennessee

KENNETH SHEPHARD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled409

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD HAAS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled406

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

HUSAM HAMED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled406

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SATHISHCHANDRA RAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled399

LOGAN

West Virginia

TILAK MALLIK MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled397

MARRERO

Louisiana

JOHN STONE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled396

DOTHAN

Alabama