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PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used 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). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2.43M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 128 of 3362

$175M
Retail Cost

Rank: 150 of 3362

455,293
Patients

Rank: 167 of 3362

137,470
Prescribers

Rank: 186 of 3362

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of people say

it's worth it

31%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

792K

2012

2.5M

2013

2.43M

2014

2.48M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$180M

2012

$349M

2013

$175M

2014

$97.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

$117

2012

$153

2013

$112

2014

$75

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
California 67,132 352,947 $20.9M
Texas 38,703 180,485 $13.2M
New York 29,378 168,559 $12.2M
Florida 28,822 140,927 $8.87M
Ohio 22,697 117,223 $10.5M
Pennsylvania 20,110 113,868 $12.6M
North Carolina 17,979 103,683 $5.5M
Illinois 16,054 82,319 $5.88M
Michigan 17,156 73,820 $7.75M
Georgia 12,406 72,592 $5.28M
Tennessee 10,780 57,160 $4.34M
Indiana 10,483 51,620 $4.62M
New Jersey 10,518 51,520 $5.44M
South Carolina 9,164 50,693 $3.08M
Alabama 8,946 47,159 $2.82M
Missouri 8,100 47,120 $3.57M
Virginia 9,201 46,512 $3.16M
Kentucky 7,618 44,639 $2.91M
Arizona 9,305 44,182 $2.79M
Louisiana 6,495 40,023 $2.13M
Wisconsin 7,288 37,592 $2.94M
Massachusetts 6,427 36,948 $3.03M
Oklahoma 6,912 36,058 $2.84M
Iowa 5,174 31,785 $1.72M
Arkansas 4,543 29,273 $1.55M
Connecticut 5,620 28,408 $2.16M
Mississippi 4,368 27,387 $1.52M
Washington 5,454 27,350 $2.02M
Minnesota 5,524 26,194 $1.35M
Kansas 4,498 25,636 $1.99M
Colorado 4,932 23,822 $1.65M
West Virginia 4,123 23,122 $1.68M
Maryland 5,054 22,316 $1.81M
Nebraska 3,198 20,005 $1.05M
Oregon 3,864 19,943 $1.28M
Nevada 3,629 15,696 $879K
Utah 2,684 12,595 $1.2M
New Mexico 2,489 11,845 $861K
Idaho 2,294 11,453 $1M
Hawaii 1,919 9,862 $742K
Rhode Island 1,178 7,398 $647K
Montana 1,145 6,356 $307K
Maine 1,366 6,220 $561K
South Dakota 1,023 6,174 $297K
New Hampshire 957 5,163 $394K
Delaware 1,199 4,874 $479K
North Dakota 691 3,746 $162K
Alaska 442 3,289 $142K
Vermont 679 3,287 $303K
Wyoming 576 2,901 $165K
District of Columbia 477 2,296 $142K
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 PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,172

SIKESTON

Missouri

SANDEEP SODHI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,104

RIVERSIDE

California

NICHOLAS TRAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled895

WESTMINSTER

California

JAIME ESTRADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled884

CALEXICO

California

SHAHED QUYYUMI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled837

STATEN ISLAND

New York

HERNAN BAQUERIZO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled824

MIAMI

Florida

RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled820

BRONX

New York

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled755

LOS ANGELES

California

RICHARD DODD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled748

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

MOHAMMAD IBRAHIM MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled729

WEST PATERSON

New Jersey

THOMAS SARGERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled709

HAMILTON

Ohio

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled703

LOS ANGELES

California

AHED MANSOURA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled671

ROME

Georgia

ZAHID SAQIB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled653

CARMI

Illinois

KAREN AGERSBORG DO

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled645

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled645

GLENDALE

California

PATRICK MOORE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled634

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

CARLOS BARRERA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled617

MIAMI

Florida

TUONG HA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled617

COVINA

California

PHILIP NICOL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled617

MURRELLS INLET

South Carolina

STEVEN UNKEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled610

FARMERVILLE

Louisiana

PREM SALHOTRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled609

YUCCA VALLEY

California

CHARLES FILLINGANE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled608

FLOWOOD

Mississippi

ROBERT PYLE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled599

PALESTINE

Texas

CHINH HUYNH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled596

WESTMINSTER

California