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INSULIN SYRINGE

SYRING W-NDL,DISP,INSUL,0.5 ML

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.24M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 209 of 3362

$33.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 506 of 3362

381,868
Patients

Rank: 193 of 3362

144,233
Prescribers

Rank: 177 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.56M

2011

1.45M

2012

1.34M

2013

1.24M

2014

1.15M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$38.7M

2011

$36.7M

2012

$35M

2013

$33.4M

2014

$31.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$47

2011

$46

2012

$42

2013

$41

2014

$41

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 73,267 230,030 $6.55M
Florida 28,998 95,547 $2.27M
Texas 20,695 58,182 $1.62M
Pennsylvania 15,807 54,859 $1.57M
Illinois 15,437 50,060 $1.22M
New York 15,078 49,415 $1.3M
Georgia 14,113 47,747 $1.16M
Ohio 11,890 36,793 $1.08M
Michigan 12,742 36,426 $1.16M
Massachusetts 9,599 33,473 $944K
North Carolina 10,218 33,022 $936K
Tennessee 9,985 30,437 $781K
Arizona 8,879 28,568 $735K
Missouri 7,595 26,413 $730K
Virginia 7,838 24,961 $675K
Alabama 7,614 24,442 $656K
Kentucky 6,606 23,381 $585K
Indiana 7,323 22,827 $675K
New Jersey 7,179 22,348 $640K
Washington 7,061 21,828 $594K
South Carolina 5,513 17,426 $451K
Louisiana 5,431 16,816 $424K
Wisconsin 4,753 15,263 $433K
Maryland 5,085 14,888 $426K
Oregon 4,702 14,595 $434K
Colorado 4,642 13,147 $365K
Minnesota 3,965 12,392 $371K
Arkansas 3,560 11,951 $281K
Iowa 3,488 11,833 $334K
Mississippi 3,514 10,747 $280K
Connecticut 3,176 10,137 $294K
Oklahoma 3,324 9,860 $254K
West Virginia 2,659 8,931 $239K
Kansas 2,310 8,601 $248K
New Mexico 2,872 8,365 $202K
Maine 1,898 6,299 $217K
Nevada 2,129 5,680 $173K
Nebraska 1,587 5,447 $148K
Utah 1,841 5,298 $155K
Rhode Island 1,434 4,954 $131K
Hawaii 1,420 4,548 $131K
New Hampshire 1,290 3,831 $116K
District of Columbia 1,172 3,679 $88.4K
Idaho 1,045 3,242 $90.5K
South Dakota 795 2,895 $88.3K
Montana 746 2,372 $64.7K
North Dakota 683 2,370 $78.3K
Delaware 742 2,201 $63.7K
Vermont 522 1,719 $51.1K
Wyoming 332 974 $28.6K
Alaska 299 812 $23.8K
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
CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled841

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS MARTINEZ RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled411

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL MELLMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled356

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

DAVID ZIEMER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled306

ATLANTA

Georgia

MERCEDES FERRERAS

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled302

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEPH MURRAY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled296

METAIRIE

Louisiana

AMEDEE LEFEBRE- FERNANDEZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled282

PENUELAS

Puerto Rico

Y SIDDIQ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled272

AUSTELL

Georgia

VALERIE THOMAS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled265

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

RAFAEL GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled262

MIAMI

Florida

ALISA KOSLA NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled253

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

WILLIAM ROBINS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled250

SALISBURY

Maryland

GERALD GOLTZ M.D.

Claims Filled235

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

FREDERICK ZIEL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled233

WOODLAND HILLS

California

PATRICIA MATOS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled232

PENUELAS

Puerto Rico

BOBBY JOHNSON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled232

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

J LOCK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled229

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

STEVEN COWART M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled228

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

PEDRO YELTON ROSSELLO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

ADJUNTAS

Puerto Rico

ALAN JACKNOW MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled225

PANORAMA CITY

California

JUAN CALDERON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled225

CHULA VISTA

California

SOFIA VASQUEZ SOLOMON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled223

HIALEAH

Florida

EDWARD HESS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled222

FONTANA

California

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled222

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSE FIGUEROA M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled221

VIEQUES

Puerto Rico