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INSULIN SYRINGE

SYRINGE & NEEDLE,INSULIN,1 ML

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.16M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 216 of 3362

$31.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 511 of 3362

371,194
Patients

Rank: 199 of 3362

145,587
Prescribers

Rank: 173 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.25M

2011

1.22M

2012

1.2M

2013

1.16M

2014

1.13M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$31.1M

2011

$30.9M

2012

$31.3M

2013

$31.3M

2014

$30.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$41

2011

$39

2012

$36

2013

$34

2014

$34

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 44,436 129,153 $3.65M
Florida 29,910 87,180 $2.15M
Texas 24,742 68,415 $1.95M
Pennsylvania 15,256 51,021 $1.43M
Illinois 15,011 47,127 $1.17M
New York 14,798 46,205 $1.16M
Ohio 13,967 43,516 $1.27M
Michigan 13,656 38,705 $1.22M
Georgia 12,049 38,067 $988K
Tennessee 12,192 36,760 $995K
Massachusetts 10,127 34,877 $947K
North Carolina 11,026 33,994 $965K
Kentucky 8,702 32,459 $856K
Arizona 9,641 30,589 $769K
Virginia 9,930 30,407 $845K
Indiana 9,619 29,020 $860K
Missouri 8,104 27,018 $767K
Alabama 7,126 21,905 $614K
Washington 6,631 19,709 $542K
South Carolina 6,334 18,378 $495K
Louisiana 5,555 16,764 $438K
New Jersey 5,761 15,590 $434K
Wisconsin 4,718 14,472 $407K
Maryland 4,980 13,792 $397K
Oregon 4,632 13,628 $407K
Arkansas 4,260 13,474 $340K
Mississippi 4,105 12,996 $366K
West Virginia 3,814 12,899 $341K
Oklahoma 4,108 12,556 $323K
Colorado 4,216 11,791 $322K
Iowa 3,406 11,753 $333K
Minnesota 3,741 11,428 $324K
Connecticut 3,597 10,724 $297K
Maine 2,368 7,956 $275K
New Mexico 2,546 6,934 $167K
Kansas 1,989 6,558 $182K
Rhode Island 1,826 6,245 $157K
Nevada 2,082 5,548 $168K
Nebraska 1,446 5,065 $136K
Utah 1,801 4,959 $147K
New Hampshire 1,346 3,885 $105K
Delaware 936 3,696 $96.4K
Idaho 1,250 3,441 $90K
Hawaii 980 2,970 $86.9K
District of Columbia 886 2,633 $64.6K
North Dakota 666 2,503 $77.6K
South Dakota 762 2,483 $71.2K
Vermont 650 1,975 $58.1K
Montana 657 1,961 $54.5K
Alaska 292 852 $23.4K
Wyoming 268 811 $21.4K
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 INSULIN SYRINGE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled666

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled587

MIAMI

Florida

YING ZHU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled585

WILMINGTON

Delaware

WILLIAM ROBINS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled493

SALISBURY

Maryland

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled391

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

KARI SHIELDS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled381

GRAYSON

Kentucky

MARYANN CONNOR DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled366

WILMINGTON

Delaware

CARLOS MALDONADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled356

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL RUIZ GONZALEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled349

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

MARIA CARIAGA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled341

TAMPA

Florida

AUSTIN TSAI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled330

FAYETTEVILLE

New York

KATJA FELSINGER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled320

BLUEFIELD

West Virginia

MIRNA MALDONADO VEGA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled313

MANATI

Puerto Rico

DAVID GREENE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

BEREA

Kentucky

HUSAM HAMED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled268

CINCINNATI

Ohio

Y SIDDIQ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled266

AUSTELL

Georgia

SATHISHCHANDRA RAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

LOGAN

West Virginia

CARLTON LANCASTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled263

DALTON

Georgia

STEVEN COWART M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled252

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

HILDEBERT BLASCO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled250

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

LUIS REIMON MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled246

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

NORBERTO ORTIZ CASTRO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled246

LAS MARIAS

Puerto Rico

JANE BRIDGES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled245

VINCENNES

Indiana

MICHAEL VAVRIK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled231

CARROLLTON

Georgia

TAMER YACOUB M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled224

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts