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VGO 40

SUB-Q INSULIN DEVICE, 40 UNIT

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

11.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1239 of 3362

$3.28M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1207 of 3362

2,708
Patients

Rank: 1334 of 3362

1,564
Prescribers

Rank: 1484 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

121

2012

4,399

2013

11.9K

2014

16.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$30.2K

2012

$1.1M

2013

$3.28M

2014

$5.07M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

$155

2012

$237

2013

$348

2014

$397

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 213 900 $261K
Pennsylvania 174 842 $226K
Florida 188 828 $229K
Michigan 193 792 $232K
Georgia 148 671 $173K
Texas 156 650 $175K
North Carolina 135 643 $160K
New Jersey 133 576 $177K
New York 128 556 $159K
Virginia 119 509 $139K
Indiana 111 483 $137K
Kentucky 109 472 $123K
California 98 468 $128K
Illinois 83 397 $108K
South Carolina 87 365 $90K
Missouri 76 356 $88.1K
Massachusetts 52 237 $65K
Nebraska 51 236 $62.5K
West Virginia 55 207 $60.6K
Mississippi 54 202 $53.5K
Louisiana 46 183 $44.8K
Wisconsin 42 181 $52.8K
Maryland 50 162 $46.9K
Connecticut 38 152 $45.4K
Oklahoma 33 146 $41.1K
Kansas 20 108 $26.5K
Tennessee 28 92 $24.3K
Colorado 13 80 $22.6K
Oregon 11 68 $17.8K
Arkansas 14 65 $17K
Arizona 13 53 $17.5K
Iowa 12 52 $12.6K
New Hampshire 11 46 $12.5K
Maine 40 $12.3K
Delaware 26 $10.1K
Washington 25 $8,791
Minnesota 11 24 $6,546
Nevada 15 $3,682
Rhode Island 13 $3,171
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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