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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
CHRISTINA RHO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled243

PORT ORANGE

Florida

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled242

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD BERKSON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled241

LONG BEACH

California

CHRISTINE HERNANDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled240

EL PASO

Texas

VICENTE FALGUI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

DANVILLE

Virginia

CHRIS BOGGS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled238

ANDERSON

South Carolina

CHARLES HOFFMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled235

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

WAYNE EVRON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled234

BETHEL PARK

Pennsylvania

JORGE ANDRADE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled232

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

JOSE ORTIZ M.D.,F.A.C.E.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled232

BEAUMONT

Texas

JOSE BARAHONA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled230

EL PASO

Texas

LAL TANWANI M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled230

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RICHARD GUTHRIE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled229

WICHITA

Kansas

ROBERT REYNA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

TONEY GRAHAM M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled228

LAKE CITY

South Carolina

RANDY FUENTES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

RAYMOND FINK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled227

LA MESA

California

JAVID YADEGAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled225

BROOKLYN

New York

OPADA ALZOHAILI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled225

DEARBORN

Michigan

STEPHEN SMITH

Family Medicine

Claims Filled225

SOCIETY HILL

South Carolina

CARL BIVENS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled225

ROANOKE

Virginia

ROBERT HOOD M.D.,F.R.C.P.C.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled225

BEAUMONT

Texas

ROBERTO ORTIZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled225

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

ANDREW RHINEHART MD, FACP, CDE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled224

ABINGDON

Virginia

SAMAR SANKARI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled224

CHARLESTON

West Virginia