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NOVOLOG

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 is similar to regular insulin, but acts in the body more quickly. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.72M
Medicare Part D Claims
$549M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 164,234 $36.6M
Florida 147,269 $32.6M
Pennsylvania 132,723 $30.6M
New York 130,999 $32.6M
Texas 129,983 $32.8M
Ohio 120,087 $27.8M
North Carolina 93,874 $21.7M
Illinois 92,401 $21M
Michigan 79,078 $20.4M
Georgia 73,842 $17.8M
Missouri 73,620 $17.3M
Minnesota 73,182 $18.4M
Indiana 68,780 $15.5M
Tennessee 59,557 $16.4M
New Jersey 59,356 $13.5M
Wisconsin 52,224 $12.8M
Kentucky 50,091 $12.1M
Washington 48,229 $11.5M
Virginia 45,151 $10M
South Carolina 45,136 $11M
Kansas 43,628 $9.93M
Massachusetts 38,230 $8.56M
Arizona 36,553 $8.42M
Iowa 36,547 $8.17M
Maryland 35,654 $8.62M
Oklahoma 28,821 $6.8M
Alabama 28,502 $7.05M
Oregon 26,759 $6.2M
Mississippi 26,256 $6.26M
Louisiana 23,592 $5.82M
West Virginia 23,576 $6.15M
Arkansas 23,014 $5.49M
Connecticut 22,489 $5.32M
New Mexico 15,067 $3.89M
Colorado 14,547 $3.43M
Nebraska 14,467 $3.1M
Puerto Rico 13,773 $2.63M
Nevada 13,438 $3.94M
Maine 13,382 $3.7M
Utah 12,558 $3.36M
New Hampshire 10,934 $2.86M
Idaho 10,455 $2.55M
North Dakota 9,120 $2.16M
South Dakota 8,755 $1.85M
Montana 7,016 $1.5M
Delaware 6,645 $1.85M
District of Columbia 6,470 $1.27M
Hawaii 6,397 $1.65M
Rhode Island 5,744 $1.21M
Vermont 5,386 $1.54M
Wyoming 2,254 $480K
Alaska 2,207 $563K
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 NOVOLOG

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LEROY SCHROEDER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled507

FINDLAY

Ohio

MARCEL TWAHIRWA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled507

EDINBURG

Texas

RICHARD CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled504

BLUE SPRINGS

Missouri

MICHAEL BUTLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled502

BREMERTON

Washington

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled499

WESTLAND

Michigan

VORBES ALEGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled496

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

GEORGE SUTTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled486

MOBILE

Alabama

LEONARD ELLISON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled486

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

CHARLES DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled485

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

JAMES RIDER D.O.

Claims Filled485

WINCHESTER

Kansas

MATTHEW KAMIL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled485

ROCHESTER

New Hampshire

BABAR SANAULLAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled485

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

RAYMOND FINK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled481

LA MESA

California

ROBERT ROOD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled477

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

STEVEN COWART M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled475

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

RICHARD SHERMAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled472

SIMPSONVILLE

South Carolina

SAMAR SANKARI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled472

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

MARCELO BENDIX MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled472

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEPH BADLISSI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled472

NEDERLAND

Texas

PATRICK BOWEN M.D>

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled468

ATLANTA

Georgia

ANDREA HAYES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled466

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

JOHN GAIDRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled462

SAN DIEGO

California

SOFIA VASQUEZ SOLOMON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled460

HIALEAH

Florida

THOMAS MADEJSKI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled458

MEDINA

New York

SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled455

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky