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SURE COMFORT

NEEDLES, INSULIN DISPOSABLE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

95.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 679 of 3362

$3.05M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1135 of 3362

32,205
Patients

Rank: 647 of 3362

22,003
Prescribers

Rank: 599 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

25.1K

2011

45.6K

2012

76.4K

2013

95.5K

2014

109K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$750K

2011

$1.38M

2012

$2.35M

2013

$3.05M

2014

$3.72M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$42

2011

$42

2012

$42

2013

$38

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
Texas 3,776 10,343 $333K
Florida 2,659 9,847 $276K
California 2,966 9,057 $278K
New York 2,803 9,010 $301K
Pennsylvania 1,583 4,939 $139K
North Carolina 1,647 4,542 $147K
Ohio 1,536 4,154 $112K
Louisiana 1,398 4,058 $126K
Illinois 815 2,700 $87.7K
Wisconsin 951 2,467 $93.3K
New Jersey 793 2,172 $75K
South Carolina 748 2,051 $77K
Missouri 662 1,977 $66.7K
Tennessee 743 1,956 $70.2K
Washington 644 1,840 $58.3K
Minnesota 608 1,795 $61.8K
Michigan 576 1,650 $56.5K
Massachusetts 474 1,579 $49.4K
Connecticut 463 1,481 $49.8K
Virginia 542 1,466 $46.6K
Oklahoma 496 1,398 $49K
Colorado 523 1,298 $42.4K
Georgia 458 1,084 $44K
Iowa 339 1,078 $35.3K
Oregon 426 999 $33K
Kentucky 317 960 $29.5K
Arkansas 323 877 $28.8K
Alabama 380 850 $33.4K
Kansas 230 728 $24.4K
Arizona 281 716 $23.3K
Maryland 246 697 $24.7K
Indiana 234 525 $20.5K
Mississippi 178 498 $15.4K
West Virginia 140 456 $13.9K
Idaho 147 412 $14K
Nebraska 129 376 $11.3K
Hawaii 82 320 $6,370
New Mexico 112 311 $10K
Rhode Island 80 263 $9,878
Vermont 73 208 $6,937
South Dakota 76 183 $6,054
Montana 58 176 $6,559
District of Columbia 64 175 $5,867
North Dakota 75 170 $5,752
Utah 96 166 $5,540
Nevada 58 152 $4,826
Delaware 52 125 $4,992
Maine 26 72 $3,391
New Hampshire 19 69 $2,557
Wyoming 23 49 $1,371
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
ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled297

MCALLEN

Texas

ANTHONY YANG M.D

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled287

ALHAMBRA

California

NICHOLAS TRAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled258

WESTMINSTER

California

AGNES UBANI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

TEMPLE TERRACE

Florida

MARCEL TWAHIRWA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled166

EDINBURG

Texas

FERNANDO PARDO-RUIZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

DEMING

New Mexico

GERALDO SAAVEDRA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled133

WHITEHALL

Pennsylvania

ROHINI ALAY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

ALIA WALKER P.A.-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled128

SALLISAW

Oklahoma

GLENN UTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled125

HONOLULU

Hawaii

SOFIA VASQUEZ SOLOMON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled117

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSE VAZQUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

RIO GRANDE CITY

Texas

ANKHNU UASKHEM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

BROOKLYN

New York

KARELIA RUIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled105

HIALEAH

Florida

CHAU LE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled104

ROSEMEAD

California

RODOLFO PEREZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled103

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSELITO CABACCAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled101

SAN JOSE

California

ADEL SALAMA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled99

ROANOKE

Virginia

TUNG NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MARIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

RIO GRANDE CITY

Texas

WAYNE WATSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

EL PASO

Texas

STEPHANIE SMITH CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled86

ELLISVILLE

Mississippi

AIDA GUIZAR PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled84

PHARR

Texas

LUIS ARANGO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

MISSION

Texas

EDUARDO AQUINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled82

MCALLEN

Texas