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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
CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,130

MIAMI

Florida

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,121

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JANET MARTINEZ ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,704

MIAMI

Florida

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,609

TUCKER

Georgia

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,559

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,516

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,214

FORT WORTH

Texas

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,195

WESTLAND

Michigan

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,185

GALAX

Virginia

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,181

TROUP

Texas

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,058

LORAIN

Ohio

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,033

WICHITA

Kansas

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,005

SMYRNA

Georgia

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled983

WESTLAND

Michigan

ROBERT LEBOW M.D.,

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled980

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JANE BRIDGES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled904

VINCENNES

Indiana

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled896

KINGSTON

Tennessee

RADU CIUBUC MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled858

EL PASO

Texas

RICHARD GUTHRIE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled844

WICHITA

Kansas

ROBERT HUNTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled841

HUBER HEIGHTS

Ohio

GERALD GOLTZ M.D.

Claims Filled837

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL VAVRIK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled834

CARROLLTON

Georgia

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled825

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled823

LENEXA

Kansas

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled804

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee