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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
DENISE CARO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled519

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled518

COLUMBIA

Missouri

KRIKOR KALINDJIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled516

LOS ANGELES

California

KHALID WASEEM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled515

HAGERSTOWN

Maryland

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled513

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled510

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

RICHARD CARANO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled510

AMES

Iowa

PAUL BUCKMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled509

NATHALIE

Virginia

JIMMY DAVIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled508

TALLADEGA

Alabama

JAMES CHUDLEIGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled504

VOLENTE

Texas

STEVEN COWART M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled503

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled500

EULESS

Texas

RON RANKIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled500

AMARILLO

Texas

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled500

TEXARKANA

Texas

CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled497

GARDEN GROVE

California

IQBAL AMIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled494

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ASHA PRITPAL SIDHU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled493

FRESNO

California

JOHN GAIDRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled493

SAN DIEGO

California

HENRY MIDDLETON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled489

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

FERDINAND RODA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled480

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

MARGARET REITMEYER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled479

TYLER

Texas

DICK OWENS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled477

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

ANNAPOORNA ARUNACHALAM M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled475

PALM SPRINGS

Florida

ENRIQUE VARELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled472

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

MARC RAAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled468

WOLCOTT

Connecticut