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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
CHRISTINE HERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled234

EL PASO

Texas

DOUGLAS HALL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled233

MUSKEGON

Michigan

CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled229

MIAMI

Florida

REYADH MICHAIL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled229

PANORAMA CITY

California

MICHAEL LAWRENCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled228

SNOW HILL

North Carolina

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled228

COLUMBIA

Missouri

NIMESH DESAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

MASSENA

New York

KARI SHIELDS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

GRAYSON

Kentucky

IRVING RESTITUYO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled227

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

KIRK DAWSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled226

YELM

Washington

MICHAEL DUNDR M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled225

CADIZ

Ohio

KULMEET KUNDLAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled225

LAKE WALES

Florida

HOWARD SULS MD

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled224

BEDFORD

New Hampshire

LLOYD WILLIAMS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled223

BLUFFTON

Indiana

ALEXANDER CHAN MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled223

TURLOCK

California

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled222

JACKSON

Mississippi

DARRYL GUISTWITE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled221

CARLISLE

Pennsylvania

STEPHEN JOHNS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled221

GULFPORT

Mississippi

JAMES MCAVOY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled221

ELBERTON

Georgia

DANNY SILVER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled219

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

RAYMOND RHEAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled219

ALAMO

Tennessee

CELAL ERBAY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled219

GAINESVILLE

Florida

JOHN NELSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled218

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

JOSEPH CONTI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled217

LAUREL SPRINGS

New Jersey