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BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

NEEDLES, INSULIN DISPOSABLE

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2.97M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 106 of 3362

$136M
Retail Cost

Rank: 193 of 3362

957,664
Patients

Rank: 95 of 3362

207,331
Prescribers

Rank: 102 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.78M

2011

2.26M

2012

2.77M

2013

2.97M

2014

3.08M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$65.5M

2011

$87.2M

2012

$117M

2013

$136M

2014

$150M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$66

2011

$67

2012

$64

2013

$65

2014

$64

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 79,914 256,280 $10.9M
New York 65,814 210,289 $9.49M
Texas 68,564 192,804 $8.76M
Pennsylvania 54,684 183,700 $8.16M
Florida 62,043 179,305 $8.23M
Ohio 45,046 138,608 $6.48M
Illinois 41,383 130,719 $6.08M
Michigan 45,088 129,665 $6.82M
North Carolina 35,137 103,602 $4.58M
Missouri 27,177 89,877 $3.95M
Indiana 27,651 84,207 $4.08M
New Jersey 28,254 83,731 $4.28M
Georgia 25,662 76,134 $3.38M
Tennessee 25,214 71,537 $3.29M
Massachusetts 20,872 70,318 $3.19M
Wisconsin 20,042 63,665 $3.03M
Virginia 21,356 62,909 $2.84M
Alabama 19,539 56,684 $2.52M
South Carolina 18,875 55,090 $2.46M
Minnesota 18,225 54,777 $2.63M
Kentucky 17,093 54,202 $2.39M
Washington 16,254 48,665 $2.16M
Arizona 15,994 46,683 $2.08M
Louisiana 15,929 46,494 $2M
Connecticut 12,186 37,974 $1.83M
Maryland 13,583 36,969 $1.91M
Iowa 10,660 35,889 $1.56M
West Virginia 8,958 28,290 $1.3M
Oklahoma 9,228 27,154 $1.16M
Arkansas 8,592 27,024 $1.09M
Oregon 8,639 25,190 $1.12M
Colorado 8,373 24,738 $1.07M
Kansas 8,004 24,478 $1.13M
Mississippi 8,045 22,610 $940K
Nevada 7,850 22,502 $1.07M
Nebraska 4,841 16,260 $688K
New Mexico 5,535 15,869 $696K
Maine 5,101 15,254 $809K
Hawaii 4,228 14,430 $623K
New Hampshire 3,896 12,042 $587K
Delaware 4,272 11,319 $625K
Utah 4,125 11,075 $504K
Rhode Island 3,202 10,844 $439K
Idaho 3,371 9,811 $432K
North Dakota 2,760 8,405 $358K
Vermont 2,310 7,393 $355K
Montana 2,378 7,310 $306K
South Dakota 2,200 7,161 $305K
District of Columbia 2,033 6,092 $286K
Alaska 1,015 2,923 $131K
Wyoming 942 2,787 $118K
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 BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KENNETH SHEPHARD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,115

MIAMI

Florida

LAN NGUYEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled988

WESTMINSTER

California

JOSELITO CABACCAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled862

SAN JOSE

California

ABDUL AL-KASSAB MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled828

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

CAMILLE BUONOCORE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled708

BETHEL PARK

Pennsylvania

PAUL MILLER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled700

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

JAMAL HAMMOUD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled682

FLINT

Michigan

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled655

MODESTO

California

RAMESHKUMAR RAMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled651

ROCK ISLAND

Illinois

OSCAR ORTIZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled633

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

HELEN SLONE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled631

MILLVILLE

New Jersey

RICHARD DODD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled602

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

GERALDO SAAVEDRA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled600

WHITEHALL

Pennsylvania

JANE BRIDGES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled593

VINCENNES

Indiana

MICHAEL MELLMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled585

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

K. THAMPY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled581

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ZEHRA HAIDER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled567

KOKOMO

Indiana

FREDERICK RUSHFORD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled567

CYPRESS

Texas

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled566

HAYTI

Missouri

RONALD VILLANUEVA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled564

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

GERALD GOLTZ M.D.

Claims Filled560

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

JULIO PITA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled552

CORAL GABLES

Florida

WU WEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled550

BRIDGETON

Missouri

COLEEN ACEVEDO CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled537

WEST READING

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled534

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey