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BYETTA

Byetta is a medication for diabetes. It stimulates your body to produce and release more insulin, lower the sugar hormone (glucagon), and slow down digestion. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

294K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 438 of 3238

$138M
Retail Cost

Rank: 166 of 3238

62,331
Patients

Rank: 469 of 3238

39,689
Prescribers

Rank: 430 of 3238

User Reviews of BYETTA »

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Alternatives:

Bydureon Insulin Pramlintide

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 5,165 24,475 $12.2M
California 4,663 22,218 $10.1M
Texas 4,906 20,547 $9.74M
Florida 4,000 16,905 $8.08M
Ohio 3,633 16,465 $8.53M
North Carolina 2,928 14,158 $6.05M
Pennsylvania 2,777 12,746 $6.13M
Michigan 2,609 10,588 $5.9M
Georgia 1,990 9,777 $4.21M
Missouri 1,889 9,609 $4.17M
Tennessee 2,156 9,571 $4.36M
Illinois 1,835 8,746 $4.13M
Indiana 1,736 7,616 $3.87M
New Jersey 1,717 7,517 $3.96M
Alabama 1,270 5,914 $2.53M
Kentucky 1,213 5,773 $2.67M
Massachusetts 1,131 5,483 $2.49M
Washington 1,123 5,429 $2.52M
Arizona 1,209 5,226 $2.53M
Virginia 1,162 5,108 $2.42M
South Carolina 1,095 5,017 $2.2M
Wisconsin 982 4,949 $2.28M
Minnesota 952 4,794 $2.22M
Louisiana 933 4,492 $1.92M
Oregon 763 3,925 $1.68M
Iowa 650 3,775 $1.57M
Kansas 676 3,532 $1.55M
Oklahoma 695 3,335 $1.5M
Colorado 700 3,207 $1.47M
Mississippi 634 3,099 $1.29M
Maryland 743 3,094 $1.65M
Arkansas 546 2,725 $1.12M
Connecticut 539 2,433 $1.23M
West Virginia 514 2,399 $1.1M
Idaho 412 2,189 $942K
Nevada 402 1,734 $872K
Nebraska 310 1,724 $702K
New Mexico 369 1,722 $766K
Maine 399 1,648 $880K
Utah 308 1,488 $668K
New Hampshire 274 1,242 $585K
Rhode Island 189 1,095 $438K
Montana 204 1,031 $463K
Hawaii 178 918 $392K
Delaware 229 860 $549K
Vermont 160 753 $384K
North Dakota 128 687 $289K
South Dakota 104 600 $255K
Alaska 59 256 $135K
Wyoming 48 228 $106K
District of Columbia 49 225 $105K
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 BYETTA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHARLES BILLINGTON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled101

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

RICHARD BEHAM M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled101

TOLEDO

Ohio

ALAN GOLDENBERG MD

Specialist

Claims Filled100

RIVERHEAD

New York

RONALD VILLANUEVA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled100

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

ADOLPHUS BONAR M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled100

GASTONIA

North Carolina

AJAY CHAUDHURI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled99

BUFFALO

New York

AHED MANSOURA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled99

ROME

Georgia

JAMES MULINDA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled98

ROANOKE

Virginia

LISA MYERS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled98

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee

ODETTE MORGAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled97

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

MEGAN MCCAULEY MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled96

HERMITAGE

Tennessee

RAJESH DESAI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled96

MELBOURNE

Florida

FIRAS AKHRASS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled96

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ELLIOT STERNTHAL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled96

BOSTON

Massachusetts

SYED AHMED MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled95

FLORENCE

Alabama

BRYAN JOHNSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

COLFAX

Washington

MUBASHIR MAHMOOD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled94

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

RATNASIRI GUNAWARDENA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled94

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

TIFFANY COUGHENOUR PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled93

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

RICHARD CARANO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled93

AMES

Iowa

NEELAVATHI SENKOTTAIYAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled93

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

BRIAN CUMBIE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled92

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ANGELA NOVY MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled92

ASHLAND

Ohio

RICHARD BLANCHARD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled91

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

MARIA ARGOUD

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled90

CHULA VISTA

California