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Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Glipizide is in a class of medications called sulfonylureas. Glipizide lowers blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin (a natural substance that is needed to break down sugar in the body) and helping the body use insulin efficiently. This medication will only help lower blood sugar in people whose bodies produce insulin naturally. Glipizide is not used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious condition that may occur if high blood sugar is not treated). More info »


Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 163,934 $3.32M
Texas 138,517 $3.24M
New York 135,795 $2.82M
Illinois 121,707 $2.66M
Pennsylvania 94,873 $1.96M
North Carolina 93,171 $1.93M
Georgia 81,060 $1.69M
California 75,766 $1.5M
Ohio 68,479 $1.7M
Indiana 60,235 $1.4M
Virginia 57,642 $1.27M
South Carolina 54,108 $1.11M
New Jersey 50,111 $1.12M
Minnesota 49,760 $1.24M
Missouri 49,642 $1.03M
Kentucky 48,906 $1.06M
Alabama 46,905 $951K
Massachusetts 46,515 $884K
Michigan 45,062 $1.15M
Wisconsin 41,926 $929K
Puerto Rico 40,189 $852K
Louisiana 35,026 $664K
Tennessee 34,170 $715K
Arkansas 32,939 $660K
Arizona 31,832 $666K
Mississippi 31,340 $592K
Oklahoma 27,802 $644K
Iowa 27,480 $543K
Maryland 25,167 $616K
Washington 24,565 $546K
Oregon 23,010 $492K
Connecticut 22,089 $461K
Colorado 18,450 $416K
New Mexico 17,426 $376K
West Virginia 16,951 $376K
Nebraska 16,671 $342K
Rhode Island 16,061 $331K
Kansas 14,614 $317K
Nevada 13,762 $268K
Hawaii 13,133 $251K
Idaho 8,404 $187K
Maine 8,230 $212K
Utah 8,179 $193K
Montana 7,043 $147K
South Dakota 6,304 $133K
New Hampshire 6,013 $145K
Delaware 5,289 $141K
North Dakota 5,240 $121K
District of Columbia 3,637 $65.8K
Vermont 2,848 $74.2K
Wyoming 2,786 $60.7K
Alaska 1,442 $30.7K
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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