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Glyburide 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). Glyburide is in a class of medications called sulfonylureas. Glyburide 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. Glyburide 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
Puerto Rico 46,315 $460K
Texas 18,648 $249K
Pennsylvania 13,106 $179K
Tennessee 12,393 $162K
Florida 10,784 $144K
Illinois 10,767 $151K
Ohio 9,819 $151K
North Carolina 9,402 $130K
Kentucky 7,391 $104K
New York 7,289 $111K
Louisiana 7,245 $80.4K
Georgia 7,094 $86.7K
Mississippi 6,463 $69.9K
Indiana 6,102 $86.6K
Virginia 5,864 $87.1K
Michigan 5,492 $94.6K
Alabama 4,714 $59.2K
Missouri 4,685 $60.1K
Kansas 3,813 $49.3K
Wisconsin 3,706 $57.3K
Arkansas 3,695 $41.8K
South Carolina 3,512 $47.3K
Iowa 3,379 $42.1K
New Jersey 3,176 $49.9K
California 2,929 $49.6K
Oklahoma 2,845 $42.8K
Washington 2,807 $42.2K
Massachusetts 2,439 $40.1K
Nebraska 2,356 $30.6K
West Virginia 2,049 $25.1K
Hawaii 2,046 $43.7K
Connecticut 1,839 $29.6K
Minnesota 1,491 $22.8K
Maine 1,472 $25.3K
Arizona 1,445 $19.9K
Maryland 1,221 $22.4K
Colorado 1,186 $18.4K
Oregon 1,185 $16.8K
South Dakota 1,120 $17.6K
North Dakota 966 $13.1K
Nevada 777 $12.4K
Rhode Island 724 $11.1K
Utah 683 $11.5K
Montana 675 $9,300
Vermont 527 $8,328
Idaho 499 $6,188
Alaska 445 $5,088
New Hampshire 391 $5,996
Wyoming 385 $5,614
New Mexico 375 $6,458
Delaware 335 $5,746
District of Columbia 67 $1,103
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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