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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
DICK OWENS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled302

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

CHRISTOPHER CHAPPEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled300

KISSIMMEE

Florida

JAMES PIKE D.O.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled298

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled297

KINGSTON

Tennessee

VORBES ALEGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled296

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

MARK PIACENTINI MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled295

PROSPECT

Ohio

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled295

DUBLIN

Georgia

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled290

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

ORLANDO CARPIO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled286

MIDDLE VILLAGE

New York

THOMAS EDWARDS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled283

SAN ANTONIO

Florida

DAN WEBB M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

WEST MEMPHIS

Arkansas

CHARLES HARDIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled280

SALYERSVILLE

Kentucky

SHAIKH AHMED M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled277

DANSVILLE

New York

RAJESH VISHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

ORANGE PARK

Florida

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

MAUMEE

Ohio

WAYNE EVANCHO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled272

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

HUSAM EDDIN M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled272

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

RAFAEL RONDON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

TAMPA

Florida

PATRICK O'BRIEN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled268

RALEIGH

North Carolina

HUMAYUN SHAREEF MD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled268

FT PIERCE

Florida

JAMES LIVINGSTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

BYRON

Georgia

BRAD WHITNEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

MANUEL OJEDA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

VINAY SRIVASTAVA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled263

SANFORD

Florida

DANIEL WALTERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled262

SEYMOUR

Indiana