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PEN NEEDLE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

2.41M
Medicare Part D Claims
$91.5M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 185,962 $6.67M
New York 176,973 $6.72M
Florida 154,886 $5.77M
Pennsylvania 148,995 $5.44M
Texas 146,184 $5.54M
Ohio 120,884 $4.73M
Illinois 108,226 $4.17M
North Carolina 88,824 $3.25M
Michigan 85,894 $3.64M
New Jersey 73,934 $3.16M
Missouri 73,445 $2.7M
Georgia 63,881 $2.35M
Tennessee 63,220 $2.35M
Indiana 62,455 $2.49M
Wisconsin 54,798 $2.18M
Massachusetts 53,010 $2.02M
Minnesota 49,109 $1.99M
Virginia 48,901 $1.8M
Washington 47,604 $1.8M
Kentucky 44,356 $1.6M
Alabama 41,846 $1.51M
Louisiana 41,821 $1.47M
South Carolina 41,579 $1.5M
Connecticut 32,716 $1.31M
Arizona 31,937 $1.2M
Iowa 31,742 $1.19M
Maryland 28,837 $1.23M
West Virginia 25,500 $945K
Oklahoma 24,822 $896K
Arkansas 24,432 $849K
Kansas 21,073 $792K
Mississippi 20,927 $738K
Oregon 20,801 $788K
Nevada 17,921 $714K
Colorado 17,718 $668K
Maine 15,143 $643K
Nebraska 13,655 $518K
New Mexico 12,970 $491K
Hawaii 11,520 $432K
New Hampshire 10,457 $427K
Idaho 10,349 $380K
Utah 9,533 $368K
Rhode Island 8,999 $328K
North Dakota 8,282 $336K
Delaware 7,745 $336K
Vermont 7,025 $275K
Montana 6,458 $238K
South Dakota 5,821 $227K
District of Columbia 3,871 $148K
Wyoming 2,737 $98.4K
Alaska 2,461 $96.8K
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 PEN NEEDLE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,017

MCALLEN

Texas

KENNETH SHEPHARD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled987

MIAMI

Florida

ROSLYN COLLINS APN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled885

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

LAN NGUYEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled884

WESTMINSTER

California

JOSELITO CABACCAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled767

SAN JOSE

California

CAMILLE BUONOCORE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled757

BETHEL PARK

Pennsylvania

HELEN SLONE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled639

MILLVILLE

New Jersey

LUIS QUINTERO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled639

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MARCEL TWAHIRWA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled633

EDINBURG

Texas

MICHAEL ADLER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled632

PLAINS

Pennsylvania

SOFIA VASQUEZ SOLOMON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled614

HIALEAH

Florida

GERALDO SAAVEDRA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled604

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

JUAN CALDERON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled601

CHULA VISTA

California

SESHADRI DAS MD,FACP,MRCP,FACE.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled593

STATEN ISLAND

New York

ABDUL AL-KASSAB MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled592

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

RODOLFO PEREZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled588

HIALEAH

Florida

FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled577

MIAMI

Florida

ANDREA HAYES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled556

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

K. THAMPY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled550

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MICHAEL MELLMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled536

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

RONALD VILLANUEVA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled532

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

JANE BRIDGES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled529

VINCENNES

Indiana

GERALD GOLTZ M.D.

Claims Filled523

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

JEHANARA AHMED M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled515

BEAUMONT

Texas

OSCAR ORTIZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled511

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey