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NEEDLES, INSULIN DISPOSABLE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

8,506
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1317 of 3362

$598K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1420 of 3362

4,342
Patients

Rank: 1157 of 3362

3,941
Prescribers

Rank: 1114 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

376

2011

779

2012

2,534

2013

8,506

2014

10.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6,464

2011

$14.4K

2012

$82.6K

2013

$598K

2014

$754K

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$27

2011

$31

2012

$33

2013

$38

2014

$44

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 767 2,402 $89.7K
North Carolina 336 820 $30.6K
Texas 367 503 $51.1K
California 236 442 $30.8K
New York 260 390 $41.8K
Virginia 167 366 $25.5K
Georgia 228 327 $32.4K
Ohio 163 326 $26.6K
South Carolina 208 317 $27K
Florida 162 280 $22.6K
Maryland 120 224 $15K
Kentucky 72 194 $12.1K
Michigan 134 191 $19.2K
Missouri 114 177 $20.8K
Indiana 100 143 $16.7K
Arkansas 82 123 $11.3K
Tennessee 63 108 $9,392
Illinois 73 101 $10.4K
Alabama 64 95 $8,106
Washington 48 91 $7,677
Kansas 53 89 $9,988
New Jersey 64 87 $8,974
Louisiana 57 77 $7,705
Wisconsin 38 71 $7,314
Oklahoma 48 67 $8,212
West Virginia 42 61 $4,688
Massachusetts 34 41 $5,008
Mississippi 29 40 $3,778
New Mexico 25 38 $3,739
Oregon 18 34 $2,834
Delaware 17 33 $2,574
Connecticut 22 33 $3,358
Maine 13 26 $1,712
Arizona 19 24 $2,344
New Hampshire 14 22 $2,370
Minnesota 19 22 $2,599
Iowa 14 19 $2,047
Colorado 15 17 $1,770
Nevada 11 15 $1,560
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. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 LITE TOUCH

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KATHLEEN HORNE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

SUNBURY

Pennsylvania