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SYRINGE & NEEDLE,INSULIN,1 ML

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2,357
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1802 of 3362

$166K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1962 of 3362

634
Patients

Rank: 1836 of 3362

333
Prescribers

Rank: 1966 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,165

2011

1,231

2012

2,214

2013

2,357

2014

1,881

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$73.7K

2011

$77.4K

2012

$148K

2013

$166K

2014

$124K

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$99

2011

$108

2012

$95

2013

$114

2014

$122

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
Pennsylvania 124 629 $42.3K
Texas 86 289 $21.5K
Oregon 37 235 $16.5K
Massachusetts 72 226 $16.1K
Florida 105 177 $12.4K
New York 55 153 $10.3K
Minnesota 23 102 $8,049
Virginia 14 94 $6,490
California 26 93 $6,729
Missouri 17 61 $4,387
New Mexico 16 47 $3,355
Idaho 40 $2,792
North Carolina 11 31 $2,271
South Carolina 11 31 $2,131
Maryland 30 $1,935
Georgia 12 25 $1,785
Washington 25 $1,745
Michigan 13 $929
New Jersey 11 $699
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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