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SUB-Q INSULIN DEVICE, 20 UNIT

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

7,925
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1314 of 3362

$2.14M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1193 of 3362

2,072
Patients

Rank: 1335 of 3362

1,242
Prescribers

Rank: 1429 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

79

2012

2,778

2013

7,925

2014

10.2K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$21.6K

2012

$674K

2013

$2.14M

2014

$3.11M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

$147

2012

$242

2013

$310

2014

$371

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
Ohio 203 803 $215K
Florida 160 672 $174K
Michigan 154 586 $172K
Pennsylvania 147 575 $148K
New Jersey 126 521 $158K
California 119 435 $120K
North Carolina 90 344 $89K
Kentucky 74 330 $89.7K
Texas 104 317 $85.9K
New York 82 307 $89.6K
Illinois 81 295 $77.2K
Georgia 80 284 $73.7K
South Carolina 66 278 $73.3K
Virginia 81 270 $68.4K
Indiana 68 258 $67.9K
Louisiana 55 230 $56.6K
Maryland 57 189 $54.9K
Massachusetts 39 186 $50.3K
Nebraska 38 142 $36.8K
Missouri 33 126 $34.5K
Wisconsin 23 101 $27.3K
West Virginia 38 87 $23.5K
Mississippi 32 81 $19.4K
Connecticut 29 72 $20.9K
Arizona 12 68 $17.2K
Kansas 14 60 $14.3K
Tennessee 15 52 $13.5K
Delaware 11 40 $14.8K
Oklahoma 14 36 $9,702
Oregon 33 $8,433
Arkansas 25 $6,035
Colorado 23 $7,858
Washington 19 $5,859
Rhode Island 18 $4,347
Iowa 15 $3,547
Maine 15 $3,682
District of Columbia 11 $2,737
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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