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PEN NEEDLE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.08M
Medicare Part D Claims
$68.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 146,762 $5.3M
California 142,144 $4.95M
Florida 117,656 $4.21M
Pennsylvania 115,878 $4.05M
Texas 113,857 $4.23M
Ohio 95,794 $3.5M
Illinois 84,517 $3.12M
North Carolina 70,250 $2.46M
Michigan 61,117 $2.43M
Missouri 58,769 $2.09M
New Jersey 53,058 $2.05M
Tennessee 50,563 $1.8M
Georgia 50,379 $1.77M
Indiana 50,135 $1.87M
Minnesota 43,078 $1.67M
Wisconsin 42,296 $1.58M
Massachusetts 42,126 $1.52M
Washington 38,099 $1.36M
Virginia 37,558 $1.33M
Kentucky 34,993 $1.21M
South Carolina 32,792 $1.14M
Alabama 32,375 $1.12M
Louisiana 31,210 $1.07M
Iowa 25,270 $896K
Connecticut 24,357 $889K
Arizona 23,183 $842K
Maryland 22,984 $921K
West Virginia 18,939 $661K
Oklahoma 18,797 $657K
Arkansas 18,493 $626K
Kansas 17,867 $648K
Oregon 16,406 $601K
Mississippi 15,710 $539K
Nevada 14,247 $549K
Colorado 13,842 $506K
Maine 11,999 $476K
Nebraska 10,683 $388K
Hawaii 10,269 $367K
New Mexico 9,594 $339K
Idaho 8,610 $308K
New Hampshire 8,148 $307K
Utah 7,490 $279K
Rhode Island 7,103 $242K
North Dakota 6,779 $262K
Delaware 6,049 $243K
Vermont 5,743 $210K
Puerto Rico 5,229 $128K
Montana 4,893 $171K
South Dakota 4,615 $169K
District of Columbia 2,947 $105K
Alaska 2,399 $91.7K
Wyoming 1,988 $68.7K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About 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
FRANK KUSH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

MASSOUD SABERINIA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled60

ARLINGTON

Virginia

PATRICIA WEAVER

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled60

CHERAW

South Carolina

PAUL FIACCO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

EAST SYRACUSE

New York

DANIEL NADEAU MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled60

YORK

Maine

WILLIAM OSBORNE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

FAYETTEVILLE

Georgia

MARK BARTER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled60

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

TERRY BENSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled60

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

KHOSROW ALYESHMERNI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled60

GREAT NECK

New York

ROBERT PARRICK D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

BEAUFORT

South Carolina

EDWIN STONE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

KEVIN CLAY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

STANWOOD

Washington

REVEL PORTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

JONESBORO

Arkansas

ALICIA JENNINGS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

VILLA RICA

Georgia

HECTOR LOPEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

EL PASO

Texas

PATRICIA OSTRANDER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled60

SACRAMENTO

California

ADREA SAMOLESKI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

LAUDERDALE LAKES

Florida

PING H WANG MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled60

IRVINE

California

GHOUS YASIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

NORTH TONAWANDA

New York

PATRICIA GABRIEL DO

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled60

YUMA

Arizona

BRYAN SMEAD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

BOLTON LANDING

New York

CHARLIE SONIDO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled60

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

DAVID POWERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

SOUTH HILL

Virginia

HUNG-MIN SUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

SANTA ANA

California

ALEXANDER PERKELVALD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled60

BROOKLYN

New York