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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 CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled580

HICKORY

North Carolina

HUSAM HAMED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled579

CINCINNATI

Ohio

BRUCE FARISS M.D>

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled576

DUBLIN

Virginia

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled575

TEXARKANA

Texas

SAMUEL MALAYAN

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled575

GLENDALE

California

JOHN CAMPBELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled575

KENTWOOD

Michigan

LUIS QUINTERO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled572

CORAL GABLES

Florida

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled572

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled570

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

DEATRICE KELLOGG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled569

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

SIEGFRIED KREIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled566

ROSEBUD

Texas

CARLTON LANCASTER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled565

DALTON

Georgia

WILLIAM PROVINCE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled562

FRANKLIN

Indiana

GEORGE SUTTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled557

MOBILE

Alabama

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled556

ANAHEIM

California

KENNETH RICE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled553

LUBBOCK

Texas

DAVID LILJENQUIST MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled551

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

JUAN CALDERON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled550

CHULA VISTA

California

JAMES JEWELL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled548

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

JIBRAIL KASPERKHAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled548

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled547

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MICHAEL ROBSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled537

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

ALEJANDRO PLAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled537

LONGVIEW

Texas

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled536

GROVE CITY

Ohio

RAUF BABA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled535

RIDGELY

Tennessee