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SURE COMFORT

SYRINGE & NEEDLE,INSULIN,1 ML

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

104K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 660 of 3362

$2.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1160 of 3362

30,891
Patients

Rank: 654 of 3362

20,196
Prescribers

Rank: 615 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

74.7K

2011

87.2K

2012

101K

2013

104K

2014

104K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.81M

2011

$2.08M

2012

$2.45M

2013

$2.6M

2014

$2.62M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$22

2011

$19

2012

$17

2013

$17

2014

$17

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
Texas 4,228 11,550 $267K
Florida 2,703 10,596 $274K
California 2,923 9,841 $274K
Illinois 1,112 4,356 $116K
New York 1,230 3,808 $104K
Michigan 1,011 3,450 $99.5K
Pennsylvania 966 3,105 $73.1K
Ohio 1,016 2,977 $68.4K
Louisiana 929 2,925 $79.1K
Tennessee 681 2,198 $63.2K
Massachusetts 482 1,677 $44.6K
Georgia 427 1,479 $42.4K
Kentucky 441 1,473 $41.9K
Washington 442 1,423 $36K
South Carolina 394 1,364 $38.9K
North Carolina 408 1,188 $36.4K
New Jersey 388 1,058 $30.2K
Arizona 371 1,042 $26.8K
Wisconsin 316 960 $31.2K
Virginia 289 940 $27.1K
Alabama 298 859 $28.3K
Oregon 308 825 $22.9K
Missouri 263 789 $23.7K
Connecticut 268 788 $22.3K
Arkansas 248 687 $17.5K
Maryland 230 645 $18.7K
Mississippi 195 584 $16.3K
Indiana 203 553 $15.2K
Minnesota 151 513 $15.1K
Rhode Island 140 510 $15.6K
West Virginia 132 444 $11.7K
Maine 149 436 $17.2K
Oklahoma 181 408 $11.8K
Iowa 132 401 $11.5K
Colorado 116 330 $9,077
Kansas 94 295 $9,449
Nebraska 70 236 $6,788
Utah 80 200 $6,442
Idaho 57 170 $4,833
Nevada 76 168 $4,799
New Mexico 71 160 $4,959
Vermont 47 141 $4,455
Montana 38 125 $3,974
New Hampshire 40 109 $2,866
District of Columbia 32 80 $2,079
Hawaii 31 79 $1,854
South Dakota 18 59 $1,480
Delaware 27 56 $1,799
North Dakota 22 53 $1,355
Wyoming 14 27 $717
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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Top prescribers for SURE COMFORT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FRANCISCO RIVERA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled347

COMERIO

Puerto Rico

LUIS LLAVONA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled269

COMERIO

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO FONTANET MD

Specialist

Claims Filled228

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled212

MIAMI

Florida

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled196

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled191

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled190

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

LORENZO ROSS RIVERA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled158

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

JOSEFINA ORTIZ RIVERA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled153

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

PEDRO TORRES-MORALES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled151

MAUNABO

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL VELAZQUEZ VALLE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled150

GURABO

Puerto Rico

NAVID POUR-AHMADI M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled149

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS MUNIZ MOLINERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled146

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

ALBERTO ABREU-RIVERA M.D. FAMILY PHYSICIA

Specialist

Claims Filled146

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ VELAZQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled141

OROCOVIS

Puerto Rico

MADELAINE BERRIOS MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled137

BARRANQUITAS

Puerto Rico

CARLOS ORAMA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

JAYUYA

Puerto Rico

JAIME RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

OROCOVIS

Puerto Rico

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

LUIS DIAZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled126

COMERIO

Puerto Rico

ANA LUGARO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

LUIS SIACA COLON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled119

SAN LORENZO

Puerto Rico

EDWIN RODRIGUEZ ALLENDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

VICTOR POLANCO SANCHEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

LUCY THOMAS N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled115

PARMA

Ohio