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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 2015

3.99M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 83 of 3395

$1.88B
Retail Cost

Rank: 9 of 3395

733,809
Patients

Rank: 114 of 3395

221,406
Prescribers

Rank: 97 of 3395

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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 83,083 423,766 $188M
Florida 51,078 262,382 $123M
Texas 50,030 241,622 $127M
New York 34,037 183,504 $78.4M
Pennsylvania 32,013 180,959 $78.7M
Illinois 31,436 168,287 $76.6M
Ohio 31,160 165,108 $79.8M
Michigan 27,559 128,708 $71.2M
Georgia 24,545 124,653 $57.9M
North Carolina 23,107 124,435 $55.4M
Massachusetts 19,514 108,304 $50.7M
Tennessee 20,855 107,346 $54.8M
Arizona 21,101 104,535 $50.3M
Missouri 17,554 98,575 $45.8M
Indiana 17,674 95,280 $48.4M
Washington 15,955 84,297 $42M
Virginia 16,110 81,307 $39.4M
Kentucky 13,867 76,641 $39.2M
Louisiana 13,095 69,042 $30.6M
Wisconsin 11,258 64,368 $30.6M
Oregon 11,349 63,462 $30.4M
New Jersey 12,602 63,104 $27.8M
Alabama 10,916 55,085 $25.5M
Iowa 8,584 54,533 $25.2M
Minnesota 9,126 51,558 $24M
Maryland 11,398 51,018 $24.1M
South Carolina 9,578 48,574 $23.8M
Colorado 9,230 46,323 $22.1M
Mississippi 8,675 45,994 $22M
Oklahoma 8,224 44,445 $21.7M
Arkansas 7,874 44,021 $20.3M
Kansas 6,273 36,311 $15.8M
Connecticut 6,861 36,109 $16.8M
West Virginia 6,086 33,804 $18.1M
Utah 6,106 32,052 $17.1M
New Mexico 5,803 28,689 $13.3M
Nebraska 3,787 23,333 $10.3M
Maine 4,064 23,239 $12.3M
Nevada 4,480 18,656 $10.3M
Idaho 3,451 18,278 $8.82M
Rhode Island 3,077 17,702 $7.44M
New Hampshire 2,524 13,258 $6.42M
Montana 2,222 11,766 $5.59M
South Dakota 1,767 10,726 $4.71M
North Dakota 1,573 10,294 $4.46M
District of Columbia 1,984 8,490 $3.54M
Vermont 1,279 6,988 $3.93M
Hawaii 1,369 6,504 $3.16M
Delaware 1,328 6,075 $2.78M
Wyoming 986 5,120 $2.57M
Alaska 732 3,257 $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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for LANTUS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled620

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled608

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

BOGDAN NEDELESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled608

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled608

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

STEPHEN EVANS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled606

BUFFALO

New York

FRANCISCO NADAL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled600

PONCE

Puerto Rico

ANA LUGARO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled597

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

RICHARD DODD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled597

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

MICHAEL O'CONNER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled594

DES MOINES

Iowa

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled588

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

KHALID WASEEM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled579

HAGERSTOWN

Maryland

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled572

WESTLAND

Michigan

PIYUSH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled569

COLUMBUS

Georgia

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled569

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled564

MELBOURNE

Florida

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled564

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

MIRNA MALDONADO VEGA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled562

MANATI

Puerto Rico

EMILIO CASTANEDA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled562

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

RANDOLPH CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled557

PHOENIX

Arizona

KRIKOR KALINDJIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled554

LOS ANGELES

California

HENRY MIDDLETON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled552

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

ALEXANDER CHAN MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled551

TURLOCK

California

SANDRA GIRALDO

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled551

MEDLEY

Florida

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled548

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

DAVID ZIEMER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled546

ATLANTA

Georgia