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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
MACIEJ SOLAREWICZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled534

LAKEVIEW

Michigan

SHAUN LAURIE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled531

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

JOSEPH BADLISSI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled530

NEDERLAND

Texas

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled529

JACKSON

Mississippi

JOHN NELSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled528

HICKORY

North Carolina

MILLA KAREV MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled526

CINCINNATI

Ohio

WAYNE WAHL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled524

ROSE CITY

Michigan

SON CHAU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled521

ORLANDO

Florida

KENT DAVIS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled519

TYLER

Texas

CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled517

GARDEN GROVE

California

ANTHONY GIGLIO PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled517

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled516

CHICAGO

Illinois

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled515

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT CONNER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled514

DES MOINES

Iowa

JOSE ANTUNES M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled511

SARASOTA

Florida

SYED MOQEETH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled511

CINCINNATI

Ohio

RICHARD HAAS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled510

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

RICHARD CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled510

BLUE SPRINGS

Missouri

Y SIDDIQ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled509

AUSTELL

Georgia

RICHARD CARANO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled508

AMES

Iowa

MICHAEL BUTLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled508

BREMERTON

Washington

MICHAEL DUPUIS M. D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled503

PENSACOLA

Florida

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled500

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID BARRASSO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled500

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

TESSIE OTERO-TRUITT MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled497

SOUTH BOSTON

Virginia