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LANTUS

Lantus 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 2013

4.6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 73 of 3238

$1.31B
Retail Cost

Rank: 11 of 3238

838,393
Patients

Rank: 99 of 3238

226,918
Prescribers

Rank: 86 of 3238

User Reviews of LANTUS »

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66%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 87,881 453,205 $123M
Texas 60,326 292,869 $92.3M
Florida 57,025 287,635 $79.9M
New York 41,841 223,571 $58.9M
Pennsylvania 38,262 220,971 $58.6M
Ohio 36,912 201,009 $59.2M
Illinois 32,422 174,715 $48.1M
North Carolina 29,385 159,388 $43.7M
Michigan 32,503 153,745 $51.5M
Georgia 28,143 146,696 $41.2M
Tennessee 23,914 126,539 $38.7M
Missouri 21,600 126,470 $34.7M
Indiana 21,922 116,988 $36.5M
Massachusetts 20,819 115,131 $32.6M
Arizona 21,802 112,404 $33M
Virginia 18,707 95,925 $28M
Washington 16,774 90,952 $28M
Kentucky 16,691 90,436 $28.1M
Wisconsin 13,633 80,108 $22.9M
Louisiana 15,096 79,908 $22M
New Jersey 15,664 78,112 $20.9M
Oregon 12,174 68,780 $20.4M
Alabama 13,147 68,655 $19.2M
Minnesota 11,111 65,850 $18.3M
Iowa 10,213 65,714 $18M
South Carolina 11,584 60,574 $17.5M
Maryland 12,322 57,644 $16.5M
Colorado 10,396 54,471 $15.2M
Oklahoma 9,956 52,264 $15.6M
Kansas 8,876 51,855 $13.4M
Mississippi 9,986 51,209 $14.9M
Arkansas 8,748 49,052 $14M
Connecticut 8,829 46,757 $13.4M
West Virginia 7,283 39,851 $13.1M
Utah 6,388 34,085 $11M
Nebraska 5,002 31,893 $8.41M
New Mexico 6,192 30,669 $8.65M
Maine 4,744 26,407 $8.66M
Idaho 3,849 21,162 $6.27M
Rhode Island 3,450 20,495 $5.09M
Nevada 4,679 20,356 $6.77M
New Hampshire 2,687 14,765 $4.38M
Montana 2,527 14,262 $3.94M
South Dakota 2,191 13,366 $3.49M
North Dakota 1,869 12,107 $3.24M
District of Columbia 2,480 10,935 $2.79M
Vermont 1,552 8,864 $2.81M
Hawaii 1,697 8,718 $2.55M
Delaware 1,631 7,764 $2.25M
Wyoming 1,133 6,332 $1.82M
Alaska 924 4,779 $1.63M
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
MICHAEL VAVRIK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled597

CARROLLTON

Georgia

EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled597

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled596

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

RADU CIUBUC MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled595

EL PASO

Texas

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled589

EULESS

Texas

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled588

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

HENRY MIDDLETON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled581

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

JUNJI HIGUCHI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled581

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RICHARD CARANO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled580

AMES

Iowa

FRANCISCO NADAL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled573

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JIMMY DAVIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled572

TALLADEGA

Alabama

GARY PROFFETT M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled568

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

DAVID HESTER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled568

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled566

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

KENT DAVIS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled562

TYLER

Texas

ABNER LUTHER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled561

BOAZ

Alabama

DENISE CARO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled560

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ANTHONY GIGLIO PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled560

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled557

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

DICK OWENS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled557

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

CARLTON LANCASTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled557

DALTON

Georgia

MALATHI TADAKAMALLA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled551

LEES SUMMIT

Missouri

ALISA KOSLA NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled551

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

CARLOS MARTINEZ RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled550

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

GABRIEL NURIEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled549

ORLANDO

Florida