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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 »

Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 471,366 $103M
Florida 307,598 $66.6M
Texas 299,936 $74.8M
Pennsylvania 235,343 $49.1M
New York 234,414 $48M
Ohio 216,454 $49.6M
Illinois 186,446 $41.3M
North Carolina 167,188 $36.6M
Georgia 155,456 $34.6M
Michigan 153,016 $38.6M
Missouri 136,787 $29.4M
Tennessee 131,015 $31.3M
Indiana 124,021 $29.7M
Massachusetts 117,628 $26M
Arizona 114,285 $26.5M
Virginia 101,577 $23.4M
Kentucky 99,842 $24M
Washington 93,389 $23.1M
Wisconsin 87,386 $19.6M
New Jersey 86,876 $18.4M
Louisiana 84,032 $18.9M
Minnesota 72,486 $15.9M
Oregon 71,811 $17.2M
Iowa 70,597 $15.3M
Alabama 70,581 $15.4M
South Carolina 68,962 $15.8M
Oklahoma 60,325 $14.3M
Maryland 60,299 $14M
Mississippi 58,086 $13.6M
Kansas 56,870 $11.7M
Colorado 56,714 $12.3M
Connecticut 54,246 $12.4M
Arkansas 51,474 $11.9M
West Virginia 44,018 $11.4M
Utah 34,367 $8.94M
Nebraska 34,137 $7.11M
New Mexico 33,286 $7.56M
Maine 28,920 $7.52M
Idaho 23,973 $5.59M
Nevada 21,789 $5.61M
Rhode Island 21,652 $4.26M
New Hampshire 16,046 $3.78M
Montana 15,872 $3.49M
South Dakota 14,421 $2.98M
North Dakota 12,079 $2.58M
District of Columbia 11,979 $2.35M
Vermont 10,498 $2.75M
Hawaii 8,776 $2.11M
Delaware 8,415 $1.8M
Wyoming 8,104 $1.78M
Alaska 5,391 $1.37M
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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