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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

More info on LANTUS »

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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
ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled468

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JEROLD MEYER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled466

NORTH RANDALL

Ohio

JAMES BEASLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled466

LAUREL

Mississippi

CARLOS MARTINEZ RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled463

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ROGER KISER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled461

LONGVIEW

Texas

RONALD IVERSON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled458

DUBUQUE

Iowa

MALCOLM BROWN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled455

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

PABLO ROBLES CORTES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled453

LAJAS

Puerto Rico

JOSEPH MURRAY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled453

METAIRIE

Louisiana

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled453

WOODLAWN

Virginia

KINGSLEY ONYEMERE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled451

CHAMPAIGN

Illinois

MELIZA MARTINEZ RODRIGUEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled451

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

THOMAS VAN DEN DRIESSCHE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled450

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

GERALD STEINBERG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled449

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

DAVID SAMARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled449

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

O'KEY SAMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled448

FRESNO

California

THOMAS WOJCIECHOWSKI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled448

BOWLING GREEN

Ohio

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled447

BRANDON

Mississippi

CONSTANCE ANDERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled446

RONCEVERTE

West Virginia

CHRISTOPHER CASE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled441

JEFFERSON CITY

Missouri

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled441

RIVERWOODS

Illinois

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled439

PLANT CITY

Florida

ANTHONY GIGLIO PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled439

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

RICHARD HAAS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled439

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

CARLTON LANCASTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled438

DALTON

Georgia