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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 2014

1.15M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 219 of 3362

$450M
Retail Cost

Rank: 53 of 3362

218,321
Patients

Rank: 283 of 3362

105,244
Prescribers

Rank: 236 of 3362

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44%

of people say

it's worth it

34%

of people say

it worked well

23%

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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 23,431 115,913 $42.2M
Texas 20,386 93,033 $40M
California 17,396 88,205 $31.7M
Georgia 9,841 50,264 $18.2M
Pennsylvania 8,542 47,144 $16.9M
New York 8,516 46,944 $16.2M
North Carolina 8,494 45,335 $16.7M
Ohio 7,958 43,649 $16.9M
Tennessee 8,922 43,575 $17.4M
Michigan 8,613 42,137 $18.4M
Illinois 7,105 37,957 $14.6M
Indiana 6,450 35,363 $14.5M
Kentucky 6,039 33,417 $14.4M
Virginia 4,571 24,547 $9.67M
Missouri 4,335 23,764 $9.19M
Alabama 4,735 23,756 $8.9M
Mississippi 4,476 23,532 $9.66M
South Carolina 4,649 23,237 $9.24M
New Jersey 4,632 22,430 $7.26M
Oklahoma 4,174 22,312 $9.82M
Massachusetts 3,794 21,450 $8.59M
Arizona 4,211 18,089 $8.49M
Maryland 3,498 16,204 $6.46M
Arkansas 2,922 15,833 $6.44M
Kansas 2,686 15,589 $5.62M
Iowa 2,519 15,460 $6.21M
Wisconsin 2,488 15,332 $5.82M
Louisiana 3,011 14,124 $5.46M
Washington 2,735 13,367 $5.62M
Connecticut 2,239 11,527 $4.85M
Colorado 2,247 10,933 $4.58M
West Virginia 1,822 10,242 $4.33M
Nebraska 1,522 9,218 $3.29M
Maine 1,355 8,004 $4.14M
Minnesota 1,338 7,622 $2.96M
New Mexico 1,693 7,249 $3.03M
Oregon 1,480 7,185 $2.99M
Nevada 1,218 4,744 $2.03M
New Hampshire 810 4,654 $1.96M
Utah 902 4,217 $2.06M
Montana 592 3,153 $1.21M
Idaho 675 3,144 $1.5M
South Dakota 551 3,128 $1.14M
Rhode Island 500 2,940 $1.1M
North Dakota 460 2,842 $1.09M
District of Columbia 547 2,333 $823K
Wyoming 270 1,448 $604K
Delaware 337 1,407 $589K
Vermont 223 1,179 $483K
Hawaii 209 969 $433K
Alaska 156 690 $366K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 LEVEMIR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled300

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

IVAN RODRIGUEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled300

HIALEAH

Florida

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled299

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

VORBES ALEGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled299

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

DICK OWENS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled298

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

MICHAEL BLUBAUGH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled297

WALTERBORO

South Carolina

ORLANDO CARPIO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled296

MIDDLE VILLAGE

New York

MANUEL OJEDA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled296

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JAMES JEWELL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled295

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

JAMES CHUDLEIGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled294

VOLENTE

Texas

ALFRED EZMAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

GAFFNEY

South Carolina

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled286

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

KHOA NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled285

HOUSTON

Texas

BRIAN CHANGLAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled284

MANLIUS

New York

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled284

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DANIEL MILLER MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled281

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MARK PIACENTINI MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled280

PROSPECT

Ohio

OMAR ZANTUA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled278

HOUSTON

Texas

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled277

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

MICHAEL SATCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled276

ALBANY

Georgia

GUIDO RING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled275

CORDELE

Georgia

MICHAEL LAWRENCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

SNOW HILL

North Carolina

DAVID HEISE MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled272

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

MILES JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled272

SMYRNA

Georgia

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled271

WICHITA

Kansas