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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
SALEEM KHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

LONDON

Ohio

LINDA LASTINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

GALAX

Virginia

EDUARDO PEGUERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MANUEL GARCIA-HERRAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

RAVI PANDEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

ROYAL PALM BEACH

Florida

KARLA HOUSTON-GRAY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

TIMOTHY THOMPSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

LOUISBURG

North Carolina

RODERICK VERGEL DE DIOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

MCALLEN

Texas

AMY TOSCANO-ZUKOR D.O.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled74

BERKELEY HEIGHTS

New Jersey

RICHARD RUTHERFORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

CARTHAGE

Tennessee

BHEERENDRA PRASAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

H ADKINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

GEORGETOWN

South Carolina

KHALEEL DEEB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

BROOKLYN

Ohio

LEONID MAGIDENKO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

LINDA POWERS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

SOUTH HILL

Virginia

ATUL GOSWAMI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled74

AKRON

Ohio

SUSAN DECKER P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled74

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

CIAO NEWMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

SOUTHAVEN

Mississippi

JANET UNGS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled74

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa

JILL MAASKE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled74

LAFAYETTE

Colorado

KELLY ARMSTRONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

SAMUEL STONE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

CHESTER

South Carolina

ARA SOGHOMONIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

FRESNO

California

KENNETH HORWITZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

ANAHEIM

California

ROBERT TAYLOR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

SLIDELL

Louisiana