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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
ELISABETH BERGMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled367

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

RECAREDO BERBANO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled367

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

RONALD VILLANUEVA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled364

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

SAMAR SANKARI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled363

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

DEEBEANNE TAVANI DO PHD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled358

WYNNEWOOD

Pennsylvania

MARCO CORALLO D.O.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled358

BELOIT

Ohio

MICHAEL MELLMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled354

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

LYLE MYERS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled353

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

TAMER YACOUB M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled347

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

STEPHAN KOWALYK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled346

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

RICHARD CARANO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled345

AMES

Iowa

DAVID LEONARD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled344

CLEARWATER

Florida

RAJAT BHUSHAN

Specialist

Claims Filled343

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

ALAN REICH MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled341

CHICAGO

Illinois

RUI LU MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled340

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

TILAK MALLIK MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled340

MARRERO

Louisiana

FERROL LEE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled339

SAYRE

Pennsylvania

RICHARD BEHAM M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled338

TOLEDO

Ohio

GEETHA SOODINI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled336

CUMMING

Georgia

SETH CHARATZ D.O.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled336

ROCHESTER

New York

SAMUEL YEBOAH M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled335

ANDERSON

South Carolina

JOSEPH HINES MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled335

ERIE

Pennsylvania

PRASUNA JAMI M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled334

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

JONATHAN WISE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled333

METAIRIE

Louisiana

MORRIS BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled332

DAYTON

Ohio