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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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for LANTUS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAVID HESTER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled580

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

MARIA CARIAGA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled571

TAMPA

Florida

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled568

WICHITA

Kansas

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled561

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

JOHN CAMPBELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled559

KENTWOOD

Michigan

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled558

SMYRNA

Georgia

MANUEL ALEGRE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled558

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ROBERT WINANS DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled557

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

HAROLD FERGUSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled549

EATON

Ohio

KENNETH CLONINGER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled548

SHELBY

North Carolina

KENT DAVIS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled545

TYLER

Texas

ROBERT LEBOW M.D.,

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled544

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

MICHAEL VAVRIK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled543

CARROLLTON

Georgia

ALISA KOSLA NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled541

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

GARY PROFFETT M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled536

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

DAVID BARRASSO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled534

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

PIYUSH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled533

COLUMBUS

Georgia

LEON BUTLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled533

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JYOTI MEHTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled532

WILLIAMSBURG

Ohio

ABNER LUTHER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled531

BOAZ

Alabama

ROBERT CONNER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled529

DES MOINES

Iowa

ANA LUGARO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled526

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

AMIT SAXENA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled524

BRONX

New York

JAMIL ABOUELHOSSEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled523

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

LAURA GIVENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled520

BOERNE

Texas