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Prescriber Checkup » LANTUS

LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. Insulin is a hormone that helps get sugar from the blood to the muscles, where it is used for energy. This type of insulin usually works longer than regular insulin. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

4.54M
Medicare Part D Claims
$918M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 469,475 $84M
Texas 315,947 $63.4M
Florida 310,729 $54.1M
New York 264,256 $45.1M
Pennsylvania 250,250 $42.9M
Ohio 234,431 $43.4M
Illinois 194,414 $34.7M
North Carolina 181,278 $32.3M
Georgia 161,947 $29.2M
Michigan 153,735 $31M
Missouri 146,360 $25.5M
Tennessee 143,883 $27.5M
Indiana 134,705 $25.8M
Massachusetts 118,129 $21.6M
Arizona 109,083 $20.4M
Virginia 108,577 $20.4M
Kentucky 106,101 $20.4M
Puerto Rico 102,113 $15.3M
Washington 96,406 $19.2M
Wisconsin 90,331 $16.3M
New Jersey 88,751 $14.9M
Louisiana 82,489 $15M
Minnesota 79,338 $14M
South Carolina 76,293 $14.1M
Alabama 75,893 $13.4M
Iowa 74,829 $12.9M
Oregon 72,199 $14.2M
Maryland 64,351 $12.1M
Oklahoma 62,854 $12.1M
Mississippi 62,840 $12M
Kansas 61,297 $10.2M
Connecticut 56,820 $10.2M
Colorado 56,510 $10.2M
Arkansas 54,080 $9.97M
West Virginia 47,373 $9.82M
Nebraska 34,613 $5.8M
Utah 34,098 $7.12M
New Mexico 33,312 $6.14M
Maine 31,005 $6.4M
Idaho 24,931 $4.67M
Nevada 22,757 $4.57M
Rhode Island 21,539 $3.51M
Montana 17,839 $3.04M
New Hampshire 17,406 $3.36M
South Dakota 15,098 $2.55M
North Dakota 13,326 $2.31M
Vermont 11,963 $2.47M
District of Columbia 11,642 $1.92M
Delaware 9,521 $1.65M
Hawaii 9,263 $1.78M
Wyoming 8,069 $1.46M
Alaska 5,741 $1.21M
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 LANTUS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
STACEY BLYTH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

JUAN VARON M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

OPA LOCKA

Florida

RICHARD KAMRATH M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

WALNUT CREEK

California

JOHN KOVAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

PAUL BROOMHEAD M.D.,FACP

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

THOMASTON

Connecticut

JESSE TIPPETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TRINITY

Florida

ROBERT LYON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JAMES LANG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOWELL

Michigan

RYAN KAUFFMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST LIBERTY

Ohio

AVA WHITE FNP C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

ROCKINGHAM

North Carolina

MACHELLE WILLIAMS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLORESVILLE

Texas

AIMAN QANNAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PAOLA

Kansas

CRISTO CALLE INTERNAL MEDICINE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

THOMAS WILLIAMSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ELEELE

Hawaii

HARRY KENNEDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOMERSET

Kentucky

MICHAEL ANGELO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOSSIER CITY

Louisiana

PATRICIA JAUREGUI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ELK GROVE

California

KHAISHOON BASRAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

ROBERT SPRINGS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DENVER

Colorado

ALEXANDER LIEBERMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GALLOWAY

New Jersey

STEVEN FERGUSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALEXANDRIA

Minnesota

JERI JOHNSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

BRUCE BELLAMY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLINTON

Missouri

MONTY SHUMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DUBLIN

Georgia

ROBERT BIDWELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

AMARILLO

Texas