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HUMULIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Insulin injection is in a class of medications called hormones. Insulin injection is used to take the place of insulin that is normally produced by the body. It works by helping move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy. It also stops the liver from producing more sugar. All of the types of insulin that are available work in this way. The types of insulin differ only in how quickly they begin to work and how long they continue to control blood sugar. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

627K
Medicare Part D Claims
$142M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Puerto Rico 93,110 $11.8M
Florida 87,512 $11.6M
California 69,100 $9.59M
Texas 68,228 $10.7M
Alabama 50,506 $7.15M
Pennsylvania 43,084 $6.37M
North Carolina 36,685 $5.26M
New York 36,442 $5.81M
Illinois 36,113 $5.52M
Georgia 35,622 $4.74M
Ohio 32,592 $5.49M
Virginia 26,256 $3.92M
Indiana 22,949 $3.45M
Tennessee 22,907 $3.42M
Mississippi 21,745 $3.14M
Missouri 21,413 $2.87M
Michigan 20,228 $3.62M
Kentucky 20,071 $3.13M
Louisiana 18,667 $2.45M
Arkansas 17,847 $2.52M
South Carolina 17,437 $2.32M
New Jersey 16,030 $2.59M
Wisconsin 15,695 $2.68M
Massachusetts 12,606 $2.07M
Washington 12,087 $2.14M
Oklahoma 12,079 $1.62M
Iowa 9,985 $1.28M
Kansas 9,450 $1.09M
Oregon 9,135 $1.37M
Arizona 8,517 $1.28M
Colorado 6,848 $917K
West Virginia 6,820 $1.1M
Minnesota 6,782 $1.09M
Connecticut 6,724 $1.13M
Nebraska 6,310 $765K
Maryland 5,441 $905K
Rhode Island 4,797 $743K
New Mexico 4,369 $547K
South Dakota 2,997 $380K
North Dakota 2,900 $402K
Maine 2,581 $438K
Idaho 2,420 $367K
Utah 2,332 $302K
New Hampshire 2,251 $324K
Nevada 1,973 $295K
Montana 1,926 $244K
Hawaii 1,913 $372K
Delaware 1,695 $290K
District of Columbia 1,340 $190K
Wyoming 1,048 $127K
Vermont 661 $115K
Alaska 359 $64.2K
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 HUMULIN 70-30

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JANET MARTINEZ ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled543

MIAMI

Florida

R. BLOOM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled378

WICHITA

Kansas

MATTHEW BEASEY MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled376

BRISTOL

Tennessee

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled330

DESOTO

Texas

CYRIAC MADATHIKUNNEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled323

SELMA

Alabama

STEVEN COWART M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled299

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

MICHAEL MELLMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled299

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

NGUYEN YOUNG MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled288

ELIZABETHTOWN

Kentucky

MAURICE FITZ-GERALD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled288

DEMOPOLIS

Alabama

BOBBY JOHNSON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled283

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

KORT KNUDSON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled278

MIDDLETOWN

Connecticut

JAVIER PEREZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled276

HIALEAH

Florida

CARLOS DE ORDUNA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled276

ORLANDO

Florida

NICHOLAS CLARKE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled264

HILLSBORO

Oregon

RODOLFO PEREZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled259

HIALEAH

Florida

RICHARD DELVALLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

TAYLORVILLE

Illinois

MARIA CARIAGA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled248

TAMPA

Florida

CLAUDE OSULA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled245

JASPER

Alabama

STEVEN WISE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled237

DOTHAN

Alabama

ELIZABETH LOW M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled231

BREWTON

Alabama

JUAN ESCOBAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled228

LONG BEACH

California

JAMES RICHARDS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled228

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled228

MIAMI

Florida

JOEL SILVERBERG MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled225

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled221

SIKESTON

Missouri