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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
JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled664

CULLMAN

Alabama

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled659

MIDWEST CITY

Oklahoma

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled657

ROME

New York

WAYNE PAULEKAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled655

WETHERSFIELD

Connecticut

ROBERT WINANS DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled654

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled652

VANCOUVER

Washington

SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled649

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ALPHONSO BERRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled638

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

HOWARD ROSEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled635

NORTH KANSAS CITY

Missouri

JAMES SEXSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled634

AUSTELL

Georgia

GARY PROFFETT M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled632

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

ENRIQUE VARELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled631

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

RICHARD DODD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled631

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled615

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled614

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

MALATHI TADAKAMALLA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled613

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled612

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

TED CLONTZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled611

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

MARC RAAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled610

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

LARRY RUSSELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled607

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled605

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled602

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

OLGA TATPATI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled593

WICHITA

Kansas

CHARLES HOLZNER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled586

DOWNEY

California

ARTHUR GREEN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled583

GREENSBORO

North Carolina