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PEN NEEDLE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

223K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 500 of 3238

$6.99M
Retail Cost

Rank: 893 of 3238


Patients

Rank: 3068 of 3238


Prescribers

Rank: 3048 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Ohio 17,191 $627K
Florida 15,095 $475K
Pennsylvania 14,227 $423K
California 11,495 $361K
New York 11,373 $388K
North Carolina 10,719 $270K
Michigan 10,181 $372K
Texas 9,045 $236K
Illinois 8,148 $280K
Wisconsin 7,968 $329K
Washington 5,748 $250K
Virginia 5,586 $137K
Tennessee 5,520 $135K
Indiana 5,071 $153K
Georgia 5,009 $107K
New Jersey 4,709 $189K
South Carolina 4,402 $92K
Missouri 4,333 $104K
Alabama 4,232 $108K
Louisiana 4,041 $75.2K
Kentucky 4,026 $88.8K
Iowa 3,887 $155K
Arkansas 3,788 $74.7K
West Virginia 3,342 $73.6K
Oklahoma 3,251 $75.7K
Kansas 2,945 $91.8K
Massachusetts 2,843 $102K
Mississippi 2,669 $53K
Oregon 2,450 $81.4K
Minnesota 2,355 $104K
Arizona 2,249 $60.5K
Maryland 2,162 $69.6K
Connecticut 2,078 $96.8K
Idaho 1,747 $47.9K
Colorado 1,688 $47.9K
North Dakota 1,632 $94.2K
Nebraska 1,586 $78.7K
New Hampshire 1,573 $56.1K
Maine 1,549 $60.8K
Rhode Island 1,501 $66.1K
Hawaii 1,263 $48.8K
New Mexico 1,261 $22.8K
Montana 1,209 $49.1K
Nevada 1,115 $26.1K
Utah 1,008 $25.7K
South Dakota 902 $40.2K
Delaware 670 $29.6K
Vermont 444 $18.1K
Wyoming 320 $12.4K
Alaska 306 $7,976
District of Columbia 187 $4,934
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

LORAIN

Ohio

CHRISTINE BADKE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

HONOLULU

Hawaii

SHAHZAD KHURSHID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

AMIN ABDELGHANY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

PANAMA CITY

Florida

ANNETTE LIMBECK NP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled67

ROCHESTER

New York

ESMAIL FALLAH SOHY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

NORWOOD

Massachusetts

JUAN CALDERON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled66

CHULA VISTA

California

PIYUSH BHATNAGAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

SAMINA AHSAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled65

HONOLULU

Hawaii

CHARLES WAGNER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

MILTON

Delaware

MICHAEL SHARPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

GARY SEWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

SOUTHGATE

Kentucky

EYAD HAMOUDEH MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled63

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

YOGINDRA BALHARA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

CHAMBERSBURG

Pennsylvania

PAUL OPSAHL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

WAYNESVILLE

Ohio

FRANCIS POLCARI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

MOUNT VERNON

New York

WILLIAM DAVITO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled61

BARTLESVILLE

Oklahoma

MARJORIE ALMEDA DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled61

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

JERRY POWELL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

ARIF SATTAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

LINCOLN

Nebraska

JOHN WAGNER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

STOW

Ohio

ROBERT HUNTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

HUBER HEIGHTS

Ohio

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled60

CULLMAN

Alabama

SCOTT ELSBREE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

LAKEWOOD RANCH

Florida