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LANTUS

Lantus 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 2013

4.6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 73 of 3238

$1.31B
Retail Cost

Rank: 11 of 3238

838,393
Patients

Rank: 99 of 3238

226,918
Prescribers

Rank: 86 of 3238

User Reviews of LANTUS »

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66%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 87,881 453,205 $123M
Texas 60,326 292,869 $92.3M
Florida 57,025 287,635 $79.9M
New York 41,841 223,571 $58.9M
Pennsylvania 38,262 220,971 $58.6M
Ohio 36,912 201,009 $59.2M
Illinois 32,422 174,715 $48.1M
North Carolina 29,385 159,388 $43.7M
Michigan 32,503 153,745 $51.5M
Georgia 28,143 146,696 $41.2M
Tennessee 23,914 126,539 $38.7M
Missouri 21,600 126,470 $34.7M
Indiana 21,922 116,988 $36.5M
Massachusetts 20,819 115,131 $32.6M
Arizona 21,802 112,404 $33M
Virginia 18,707 95,925 $28M
Washington 16,774 90,952 $28M
Kentucky 16,691 90,436 $28.1M
Wisconsin 13,633 80,108 $22.9M
Louisiana 15,096 79,908 $22M
New Jersey 15,664 78,112 $20.9M
Oregon 12,174 68,780 $20.4M
Alabama 13,147 68,655 $19.2M
Minnesota 11,111 65,850 $18.3M
Iowa 10,213 65,714 $18M
South Carolina 11,584 60,574 $17.5M
Maryland 12,322 57,644 $16.5M
Colorado 10,396 54,471 $15.2M
Oklahoma 9,956 52,264 $15.6M
Kansas 8,876 51,855 $13.4M
Mississippi 9,986 51,209 $14.9M
Arkansas 8,748 49,052 $14M
Connecticut 8,829 46,757 $13.4M
West Virginia 7,283 39,851 $13.1M
Utah 6,388 34,085 $11M
Nebraska 5,002 31,893 $8.41M
New Mexico 6,192 30,669 $8.65M
Maine 4,744 26,407 $8.66M
Idaho 3,849 21,162 $6.27M
Rhode Island 3,450 20,495 $5.09M
Nevada 4,679 20,356 $6.77M
New Hampshire 2,687 14,765 $4.38M
Montana 2,527 14,262 $3.94M
South Dakota 2,191 13,366 $3.49M
North Dakota 1,869 12,107 $3.24M
District of Columbia 2,480 10,935 $2.79M
Vermont 1,552 8,864 $2.81M
Hawaii 1,697 8,718 $2.55M
Delaware 1,631 7,764 $2.25M
Wyoming 1,133 6,332 $1.82M
Alaska 924 4,779 $1.63M
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
SOFIA VASQUEZ SOLOMON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled504

HIALEAH

Florida

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled501

TEXARKANA

Texas

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled500

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

DAVID NESSER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled500

DALLAS

Texas

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled500

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

JIBRAIL KASPERKHAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled497

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MARIA CARIAGA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled496

TAMPA

Florida

GERALD STEINBERG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled495

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

ASHA PRITPAL SIDHU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled495

FRESNO

California

RANDOLPH CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled495

PHOENIX

Arizona

JOSEPH MURRAY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled493

METAIRIE

Louisiana

DAVID LILJENQUIST MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled493

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

RONALD IVERSON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled493

DUBUQUE

Iowa

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled493

BRANDON

Mississippi

BABAR SANAULLAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled492

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

GERALD GOLTZ M.D.

Claims Filled492

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

ALBERTO MENDEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled491

KISSIMMEE

Florida

KENNETH HELLER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled489

BELTON

South Carolina

PAUL EMMANS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled488

YAKIMA

Washington

RAYMOND UFFORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled486

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

MICHAEL O'CONNER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled486

DES MOINES

Iowa

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled486

WESTON

Massachusetts

ALEJANDRO PLAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled484

LONGVIEW

Texas

JOHN DUGAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled484

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled483

GARDEN GROVE

California