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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
PATRICK BOWEN M.D>

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled304

ATLANTA

Georgia

BHARATHI RAJU MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled302

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MITCHELL HAMBURG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled302

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

ISSA ABEDMAHMOUD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled302

HERRIN

Illinois

ANURADHIKA KANDULA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled300

SAN JOSE

California

JOHN BRUNNER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled299

TOLEDO

Ohio

SWARNA VARMA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled298

BRIDGEVILLE

Pennsylvania

CHRISTIAN GASTELUM MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled298

LOS ANGELES

California

TUAN-HUY TRAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled297

METAIRIE

Louisiana

KRISTINE BATTY RNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled297

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

ANNE LAROCHELLE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled296

MEADVILLE

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM TRIGOSO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled295

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JESUS PEREZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled293

SARASOTA

Florida

CELESTE HART MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled293

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

LAL TANWANI M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled293

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DANIEL BERGER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled292

SANTA BARBARA

California

OPADA ALZOHAILI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled291

DEARBORN

Michigan

THOMAS DOUGHERTY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled291

LA MIRADA

California

SERGIO MATHER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled290

FORT MYERS

Florida

HOWARD ROSEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled290

NORTH KANSAS CITY

Missouri

KAREN LARAWAY ANP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled286

MOORESTOWN

New Jersey

YANCEY HOLMES M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled286

MAYSVILLE

Kentucky

DAVID LEVENSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled286

BOCA RATON

Florida

KATJA FELSINGER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled286

BLUEFIELD

West Virginia

ADRIANA AUSTIN N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled285

DOWNEY

California