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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
WU WEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled331

BRIDGETON

Missouri

RAJINDER JAIN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled330

TROY

New York

RAMESHKUMAR RAMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled329

ROCK ISLAND

Illinois

SEAN NIKRAVAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled327

FULLERTON

California

TRIKANNAD PRASHANTHKUMAR MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled324

SIDNEY

Ohio

BOBBY JOHNSON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled323

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

VINOD LALA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled322

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

BRIAN BERELOWITZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled319

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JULIE O'BRIEN APN, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claims Filled316

PEORIA

Illinois

ZIAD FARAH MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled315

HARWICH

Massachusetts

FIRAS AKHRASS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled314

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JUNPING YANG MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled314

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

MARK JOHNSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

MASON CITY

Iowa

MICHAEL VALITUTTO DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled311

KALAMAZOO

Michigan

MARIA SOLANO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled311

MIAMI

Florida

ANALYN TORRES TALIP M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled310

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled310

MIAMI

Florida

SUMANA GANGI M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled310

MESQUITE

Texas

FIDEL HENRIQUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled309

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

CARLOS COELHO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled309

AVENTURA

Florida

CHRISTY CUGINI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled308

NAPLES

Florida

JOSE ANTUNES M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled307

SARASOTA

Florida

JACK CUKIERMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled305

AMHERST

New York

WENDELL MIERS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled305

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled304

EDINBURG

Texas