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PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN

PIOGLITAZONE HCL/METFORMIN HCL

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

224K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 507 of 3362

$56.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 369 of 3362

42,279
Patients

Rank: 567 of 3362

28,078
Prescribers

Rank: 530 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

76.7K

2012

250K

2013

224K

2014

166K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$23.7M

2012

$77.5M

2013

$56.2M

2014

$36.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

$150

2012

$242

2013

$236

2014

$194

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 5,230 28,189 $6.65M
New York 3,922 22,633 $5.28M
Texas 4,431 21,302 $5.58M
Florida 3,188 15,782 $3.87M
North Carolina 2,198 12,474 $2.89M
Ohio 2,044 10,014 $3.01M
Pennsylvania 1,684 9,092 $2.44M
New Jersey 1,503 7,326 $2.05M
Georgia 1,127 6,418 $1.6M
Tennessee 1,176 6,308 $1.51M
South Carolina 1,146 6,051 $1.29M
Alabama 959 5,206 $1.24M
Michigan 1,152 5,011 $1.51M
Illinois 1,037 4,854 $1.32M
Virginia 925 4,823 $1.21M
Kentucky 780 4,286 $1.13M
Indiana 887 4,145 $1.2M
Louisiana 685 4,042 $813K
Mississippi 630 3,877 $757K
Missouri 688 3,811 $908K
Connecticut 691 3,438 $916K
Kansas 518 2,869 $719K
Arizona 563 2,681 $689K
Arkansas 432 2,630 $552K
Oklahoma 514 2,502 $682K
Maryland 560 2,459 $695K
West Virginia 362 2,057 $549K
Wisconsin 420 1,897 $559K
Iowa 330 1,768 $431K
Nebraska 283 1,679 $380K
Colorado 314 1,520 $426K
Massachusetts 279 1,486 $357K
Nevada 303 1,275 $370K
Utah 211 983 $287K
Hawaii 187 969 $231K
Washington 188 906 $227K
Idaho 166 859 $206K
Oregon 159 750 $214K
Delaware 173 707 $234K
Minnesota 135 643 $190K
Rhode Island 88 511 $109K
Montana 88 485 $115K
South Dakota 73 389 $94K
New Mexico 84 375 $105K
Wyoming 59 316 $76.9K
Maine 45 252 $72.5K
North Dakota 50 231 $56.7K
District of Columbia 40 212 $44.1K
New Hampshire 46 209 $60.3K
Alaska 21 168 $31.5K
Vermont 14 58 $19.6K
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-METFORMIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HERNAN BAQUERIZO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled655

MIAMI

Florida

ANTONIO VILLALVAZO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled363

FRESNO

California

RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled333

BRONX

New York

MAX MERCADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled313

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MIN WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled284

BROOKLYN

New York

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

NEW YORK

New York

TUONG HA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled260

COVINA

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled251

LOS ANGELES

California

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled247

GLENDALE

California

ROBERT POETZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled244

BRIDGETON

Missouri

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled228

LOS ANGELES

California

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

FLUSHING

New York

ZALMAN STAROSTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled218

BROOKLYN

New York

GIOSELY COLLADO RPAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled214

NEW YORK

New York

JORGE ANDRADE MD

Claims Filled203

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

PHILIP RYAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled202

MARTINSBURG

West Virginia

MOHAMMAD IBRAHIM MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled199

WEST PATERSON

New Jersey

JOHN ARMATO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled197

REDONDO BEACH

California

WINSTON WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled194

BUENA PARK

California

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled189

ALHAMBRA

California

JOSE BARAHONA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled188

EL PASO

Texas

TRI-DUNG HOANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

SACRAMENTO

California

HOR CHHAY M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled179

LONG BEACH

California

BOUNMY PINYASONE PA-C, MPAS

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled172

FRESNO

California

TRI PHAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

MODESTO

California