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NOVOLOG

Novolog is a short-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 after meals. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.62M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 176 of 3238

$439M
Retail Cost

Rank: 51 of 3238

356,851
Patients

Rank: 194 of 3238

131,574
Prescribers

Rank: 184 of 3238

User Reviews of NOVOLOG »

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 33,128 145,817 $36.2M
Florida 27,946 122,251 $31.2M
Texas 24,416 96,642 $28.1M
Pennsylvania 18,516 90,173 $23.3M
Ohio 17,813 83,531 $21.9M
North Carolina 14,023 64,790 $16.4M
New York 15,617 64,359 $17.5M
Georgia 14,072 60,176 $17.2M
Michigan 14,062 55,634 $16.5M
Illinois 12,550 55,008 $14M
Missouri 10,333 52,277 $14.1M
Indiana 10,478 48,036 $13M
Tennessee 10,609 41,910 $13.8M
Massachusetts 8,648 38,692 $10.2M
Kentucky 8,163 36,216 $10.6M
New Jersey 8,007 35,149 $8.69M
Wisconsin 6,307 32,464 $9.23M
Virginia 7,285 31,155 $8.35M
Arizona 7,569 31,105 $9.14M
Kansas 5,341 30,228 $7.78M
Washington 6,874 29,926 $8.05M
Minnesota 5,748 29,737 $7.94M
Iowa 4,992 28,522 $7.11M
South Carolina 5,973 24,770 $7.29M
Alabama 5,745 24,195 $6.9M
Oklahoma 5,136 22,701 $5.97M
Maryland 5,717 21,764 $5.91M
Oregon 4,195 20,213 $5.29M
Louisiana 4,734 19,613 $5.3M
Mississippi 4,484 19,013 $5.21M
Arkansas 3,828 17,920 $4.88M
Connecticut 3,595 15,891 $4.08M
West Virginia 3,426 14,982 $4.62M
Colorado 3,054 13,588 $3.82M
Nebraska 2,380 12,618 $3.1M
Utah 2,443 10,710 $3.5M
New Mexico 2,553 10,120 $2.9M
Idaho 1,517 6,849 $1.95M
Nevada 1,862 6,827 $2.48M
Maine 1,674 6,777 $2.31M
South Dakota 1,213 6,403 $1.6M
Rhode Island 1,236 6,133 $1.4M
New Hampshire 1,280 5,578 $1.66M
North Dakota 944 5,174 $1.29M
Montana 1,078 4,947 $1.36M
District of Columbia 1,012 4,043 $881K
Delaware 809 3,153 $985K
Vermont 661 2,847 $909K
Wyoming 400 1,762 $430K
Hawaii 416 1,702 $433K
Alaska 280 1,091 $333K
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 NOVOLOG

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAMILO GATAPIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled408

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

ASHA PRITPAL SIDHU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled408

FRESNO

California

VINCENT KEIPPER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled407

CONCORD

North Carolina

JOHN CAMPBELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled407

KENTWOOD

Michigan

JAMES SPEED M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled404

GREELEY

Colorado

PIYUSH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled403

COLUMBUS

Georgia

ENRIQUE VARELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled400

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

MAHMOOD MOOSA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled396

MONROE

Michigan

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled392

WESTON

Massachusetts

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled391

VANCOUVER

Washington

JOHN GAIDRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

SAN DIEGO

California

DIETER MARTIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

AUSTIN

Texas

STEVEN COWART M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled387

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

PAUL EMMANS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled387

YAKIMA

Washington

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled387

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

KIRK SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled385

MIDDLETOWN

Ohio

THOMAS WOJCIECHOWSKI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled384

BOWLING GREEN

Ohio

MICHAEL ROBSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled383

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

CAROL RUPE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled383

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled379

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

WILLIAM LONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled376

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

ALEXANDER CHAN MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled375

TURLOCK

California

MARY ANN LILLIG D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled374

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

JANE BRIDGES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled372

VINCENNES

Indiana

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled371

MAUMEE

Ohio