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LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar levels. This medicine is a long-acting insulin. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

822K
Medicare Part D Claims
$326M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Texas 106,760 $27.4M
Florida 105,194 $23.7M
California 98,628 $22M
New York 74,683 $19.2M
Pennsylvania 67,528 $15.7M
Ohio 58,938 $15.5M
North Carolina 51,953 $13M
Georgia 44,276 $9.94M
Illinois 43,262 $10.5M
Tennessee 42,696 $10.5M
New Jersey 35,078 $8.18M
Michigan 34,566 $9.91M
South Carolina 34,423 $8.42M
Kentucky 33,080 $8.51M
Indiana 32,805 $8.3M
Virginia 30,078 $7.2M
Alabama 28,996 $6.73M
Missouri 26,814 $6.57M
Mississippi 26,529 $6.41M
Oklahoma 25,827 $6.39M
Arkansas 22,216 $5.45M
Washington 19,677 $5.15M
Louisiana 19,308 $4.55M
Massachusetts 19,192 $4.64M
Maryland 17,333 $4.6M
Minnesota 17,092 $4.35M
Arizona 16,959 $4.29M
Iowa 16,664 $3.77M
West Virginia 16,566 $4.46M
Wisconsin 16,519 $4.26M
Puerto Rico 16,498 $2.6M
Kansas 16,425 $3.68M
Connecticut 13,663 $3.89M
New Mexico 12,031 $2.97M
Maine 11,673 $3.47M
Oregon 9,576 $2.48M
Colorado 8,581 $2.28M
Nebraska 8,507 $1.87M
North Dakota 6,043 $1.4M
Nevada 5,794 $1.53M
New Hampshire 5,717 $1.53M
Hawaii 5,350 $1.45M
Idaho 4,992 $1.32M
Utah 4,604 $1.27M
South Dakota 4,173 $884K
Rhode Island 3,603 $816K
Montana 3,115 $701K
Delaware 2,878 $830K
Wyoming 1,500 $357K
Vermont 1,478 $482K
District of Columbia 1,346 $276K
Alaska 616 $157K
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 LEVEMIR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARCEL TWAHIRWA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled335

EDINBURG

Texas

HELEN SLONE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled331

MILLVILLE

New Jersey

JOHN CULLETON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled326

FLORENCE

South Carolina

RICKIE SANDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled325

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

ARELIS MADERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled325

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled324

ONEIDA

Tennessee

AZZAM ADHAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled319

PANAMA CITY

Florida

THOMAS MADEJSKI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled318

MEDINA

New York

EDWARD WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled317

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

RAYMOND ACEBO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled314

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

SERGIO ROVNER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled311

EL PASO

Texas

ORLANDO CARPIO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled311

MIDDLE VILLAGE

New York

CHARLES EIL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled309

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

WILLIAM BESTERMANN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled304

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

CHRISTOPHER PATTERSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled303

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

ABIMAEL PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled302

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

JAMES SPEED M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled297

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

MEDICAL CENTER

Claims Filled295

COLUMBUS

Georgia

JAY SCHORR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled295

FORT PIERCE

Florida

AGUSTIN BUSTA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled292

NEW YORK

New York

TOMAS SEVILLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled291

LOS ANGELES

California

KANDASWAMY JAYARAJ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled290

BEAUMONT

Texas

JESSE KRAKAUER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled289

MIDDLETOWN

New York

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled288

MCALLEN

Texas

JANET MARTINEZ ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled288

MIAMI

Florida