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LANTUS

INSULIN GLARGINE,HUM.REC.ANLOG

Lantus (Insulin Glargine) is a long-acting insulin medicine for diabetes. It acts like the insulin that your body normally makes to process sugars and fats, and it keeps your blood sugar stable throughout the day. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

4.28M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 78 of 3362

$1.73B
Retail Cost

Rank: 9 of 3362

787,077
Patients

Rank: 112 of 3362

223,502
Prescribers

Rank: 95 of 3362

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 84,526 437,060 $167M
Florida 53,620 270,033 $107M
Texas 55,093 265,728 $119M
New York 38,008 204,516 $75.3M
Pennsylvania 35,462 202,342 $75.1M
Ohio 34,122 183,685 $76.1M
Illinois 32,244 171,146 $67.3M
North Carolina 26,482 143,573 $55M
Michigan 29,567 136,502 $65.4M
Georgia 26,462 135,549 $54M
Missouri 20,011 114,869 $45.3M
Tennessee 22,297 114,275 $49.6M
Massachusetts 20,153 112,100 $45M
Arizona 21,707 110,469 $46.4M
Indiana 19,655 104,631 $45.7M
Virginia 17,430 87,611 $36.3M
Washington 16,522 87,101 $37.3M
Kentucky 15,113 81,879 $35.9M
Louisiana 14,234 75,077 $29.2M
Wisconsin 12,439 71,317 $28.9M
New Jersey 13,866 68,736 $26M
Oregon 11,867 65,745 $27.2M
Alabama 11,933 60,713 $24.1M
Minnesota 10,312 59,697 $23.6M
Iowa 9,377 59,502 $23.5M
South Carolina 10,933 55,858 $23.4M
Maryland 11,956 54,060 $21.8M
Colorado 10,107 51,220 $20.5M
Mississippi 9,396 49,459 $20.3M
Oklahoma 9,038 47,862 $20.3M
Arkansas 8,223 45,979 $18.3M
Kansas 7,584 43,610 $16.3M
Connecticut 7,656 39,621 $15.7M
West Virginia 6,641 36,425 $16.8M
Utah 6,239 32,846 $14.8M
New Mexico 5,985 28,813 $11.6M
Nebraska 4,372 27,709 $10.6M
Maine 4,438 24,732 $11.4M
Idaho 3,633 19,365 $8.03M
Rhode Island 3,172 19,120 $6.72M
Nevada 4,491 18,854 $8.9M
Montana 2,415 13,059 $5.21M
New Hampshire 2,524 13,011 $5.33M
South Dakota 1,951 11,830 $4.37M
North Dakota 1,727 11,299 $4.33M
District of Columbia 2,305 9,742 $3.47M
Vermont 1,414 7,954 $3.68M
Hawaii 1,575 7,515 $3.14M
Delaware 1,479 6,569 $2.65M
Wyoming 1,112 5,895 $2.39M
Alaska 884 4,025 $1.92M
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 »

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Top prescribers for LANTUS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled674

CULLMAN

Alabama

ALEXANDER CHAN MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled671

TURLOCK

California

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled663

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO NADAL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled661

PONCE

Puerto Rico

HOSAM KAMEL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled658

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled649

MAUMEE

Ohio

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled640

DUBLIN

Georgia

DAVID ZIEMER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled627

ATLANTA

Georgia

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled626

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

SIEGFRIED KREIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled625

ROSEBUD

Texas

GRETCHEN SEROTA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled625

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled625

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

KIRK SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled624

MIDDLETOWN

Ohio

RANDOLPH CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled622

PHOENIX

Arizona

MIRNA MALDONADO VEGA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled618

MANATI

Puerto Rico

OBERTO TORRES RAFAEL M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled618

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL O'CONNER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled604

DES MOINES

Iowa

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled604

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

RAFAEL RUIZ GONZALEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled603

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL AHEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled603

KEWANEE

Illinois

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled601

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

JUNJI HIGUCHI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled600

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

BOGDAN NEDELESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled595

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

SYED MOQEETH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled585

CINCINNATI

Ohio

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled584

WESTON

Massachusetts