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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
SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled455

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

OLGA TATPATI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled453

WICHITA

Kansas

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled447

VANCOUVER

Washington

HUSAM HAMED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled446

CINCINNATI

Ohio

THOMAS MULLEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled446

RINGGOLD

Georgia

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled445

MAUMEE

Ohio

GERALD GOLTZ M.D.

Claims Filled444

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL FILI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled442

MIAMI

Florida

ABDUL AL-KASSAB MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled440

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

MICHELLE ORR M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled437

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

DEEBEANNE TAVANI DO PHD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled436

WYNNEWOOD

Pennsylvania

JULIO PITA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled435

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ORLANDO CARPIO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled434

MIDDLE VILLAGE

New York

JALAL NAFACH M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled432

LINCOLN

Nebraska

JEFFREY RUSSELL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled431

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

VISHAL BHATIA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled431

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

Y SIDDIQ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled429

AUSTELL

Georgia

DENNIS DREWS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled428

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

MOHAMED ZEITOUN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled427

HOBART

Indiana

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled426

MELBOURNE

Florida

ANALYN TORRES TALIP M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled426

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

NATIVEL COLLINS CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled425

TUPELO

Mississippi

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled425

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

JOHN BLACK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled422

SENATOBIA

Mississippi

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled422

SMYRNA

Georgia