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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
JULIO PITA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled503

CORAL GABLES

Florida

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled494

MODESTO

California

HERNAN BAQUERIZO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled484

MIAMI

Florida

TILAK MALLIK MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled472

MARRERO

Louisiana

MICHAEL LIN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled471

SAN GABRIEL

California

SACHIN BAHL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled466

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ARCOT DWARAKANATHAN M.D.,F.A.C.E.

Specialist

Claims Filled466

OLYMPIA FIELDS

Illinois

WU WEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled466

BRIDGETON

Missouri

SUSAN STEINER CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled464

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

RUI LU MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled462

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

MUDIT JAIN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled457

PLANTATION

Florida

HEIDI BUCKINGHAM MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled455

DAYTON

Ohio

MOHAMMAD IJAZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled449

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

MUHANNAD AL-KILANI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled445

SIKESTON

Missouri

RICHARD DODD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled444

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

SAMAR SANKARI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled443

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

SANDEEP SODHI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled443

RIVERSIDE

California

THOMAS JONES MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled443

MACON

Georgia

IHSAN SAFI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled441

BLUEFIELD

Virginia

NIRALI PATEL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled432

MODESTO

California

FIRAS AKHRASS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled430

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JACK CUKIERMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled430

AMHERST

New York

MAYLENE PERALTA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled426

LEWISTON

Maine

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled425

HAYTI

Missouri

SUMANA GANGI M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled421

MESQUITE

Texas