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LEVEMIR

INSULIN DETEMIR

Levemir is a long-acting insulin medicine for diabetes. It acts like the insulin that your body normally makes to process sugars and fats, and it keeps your blood sugar stable throughout the day. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.14M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 218 of 3395

$537M
Retail Cost

Rank: 50 of 3395

221,821
Patients

Rank: 280 of 3395

109,408
Prescribers

Rank: 233 of 3395

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45%

of people say

it's worth it

35%

of people say

it worked well

22%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

612K

2011

747K

2012

959K

2013

1.15M

2014

1.14M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$123M

2011

$178M

2012

$274M

2013

$450M

2014

$537M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$246

2011

$287

2012

$308

2013

$361

2014

$398

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 23,317 112,862 $50.3M
Texas 20,317 91,135 $47.1M
California 17,482 85,966 $37.4M
Georgia 10,583 50,658 $22.3M
Ohio 8,667 46,744 $21.4M
Pennsylvania 8,946 46,716 $20.2M
New York 8,614 45,191 $18.4M
North Carolina 8,111 42,052 $18.6M
Tennessee 8,858 42,047 $20.2M
Michigan 8,539 41,756 $21.6M
Illinois 7,489 39,293 $17.9M
Indiana 6,291 33,869 $16.6M
Kentucky 5,731 30,009 $15.7M
Missouri 4,990 26,432 $12.2M
New Jersey 4,710 23,741 $9.04M
Virginia 4,430 22,860 $10.9M
Alabama 4,531 22,251 $10.3M
Mississippi 4,346 22,244 $11M
South Carolina 4,577 22,051 $10.5M
Oklahoma 4,029 21,680 $11.5M
Massachusetts 3,764 21,063 $10.2M
Arizona 5,019 20,995 $11.6M
Iowa 2,966 17,695 $8.35M
Arkansas 3,190 17,359 $8.14M
Maryland 3,882 17,010 $8.19M
Kansas 2,800 15,251 $6.74M
Washington 2,922 14,594 $7.35M
Wisconsin 2,256 13,672 $6.39M
Louisiana 2,934 13,337 $6.02M
Connecticut 2,149 11,339 $5.76M
Colorado 2,322 11,070 $5.73M
West Virginia 1,800 9,923 $5.01M
Nebraska 1,624 9,264 $3.96M
New Mexico 1,806 7,836 $3.96M
Oregon 1,543 7,766 $3.93M
Maine 1,287 7,335 $4.62M
Minnesota 1,232 6,554 $3.07M
Nevada 1,355 5,290 $2.9M
New Hampshire 860 4,958 $2.46M
Utah 1,019 4,750 $2.8M
Idaho 708 3,259 $1.8M
Rhode Island 574 2,997 $1.28M
Montana 568 2,912 $1.42M
South Dakota 505 2,783 $1.32M
North Dakota 399 2,520 $1.18M
District of Columbia 574 2,432 $1.03M
Wyoming 275 1,386 $691K
Delaware 284 1,114 $557K
Hawaii 206 948 $516K
Vermont 171 905 $501K
Alaska 171 766 $519K
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 LEVEMIR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,362

TUCKER

Georgia

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled723

WESTLAND

Michigan

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled639

BRANDON

Mississippi

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled628

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled613

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled584

PLANT CITY

Florida

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled584

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled563

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

RADU CIUBUC MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled549

EL PASO

Texas

SCOTT KEFFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled548

ANSTED

West Virginia

JOHN CAMPBELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled524

KENTWOOD

Michigan

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled516

TEXARKANA

Texas

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled479

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled470

ROME

New York

WILLIAM ANDERSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled453

GORE

Oklahoma

GEORGE SUTTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled436

MOBILE

Alabama

MICHAEL SHARPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled435

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled435

DUNEDIN

Florida

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled435

AUGUSTA

Georgia

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled429

FORT WORTH

Texas

SAMIRA KHAZRAVAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled426

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled424

WESTLAND

Michigan

JOAQUIN MENDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled419

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

WILLIAM ADMIRE DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled416

MOBILE

Alabama

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled402

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee