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SURE COMFORT

SYRING W-NDL,DISP,INSUL,0.5 ML

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

147K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 590 of 3362

$3.57M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1084 of 3362

40,976
Patients

Rank: 576 of 3362

23,580
Prescribers

Rank: 586 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

124K

2011

140K

2012

153K

2013

147K

2014

138K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.73M

2011

$3.11M

2012

$3.57M

2013

$3.57M

2014

$3.4M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$20

2011

$20

2012

$19

2013

$19

2014

$19

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
Florida 4,989 23,153 $527K
California 6,417 22,481 $610K
Texas 3,459 8,746 $206K
Illinois 1,894 7,430 $191K
Michigan 1,711 6,485 $176K
New York 1,539 5,082 $135K
Pennsylvania 1,166 3,851 $90.4K
Ohio 1,235 3,604 $86.5K
Louisiana 1,096 3,249 $83.9K
New Jersey 971 3,015 $83K
Georgia 662 2,244 $61.9K
Washington 532 1,778 $44.7K
Tennessee 598 1,751 $48.7K
Massachusetts 454 1,618 $45.8K
South Carolina 393 1,368 $37.1K
Wisconsin 401 1,299 $42K
Kentucky 414 1,276 $33.7K
Alabama 347 1,132 $33.8K
Arizona 388 1,112 $27.2K
North Carolina 371 1,065 $32.7K
Missouri 329 944 $27.8K
Maryland 287 886 $24.7K
Connecticut 279 863 $24.3K
Oregon 265 756 $20.4K
Virginia 251 747 $19.7K
Arkansas 246 651 $14.3K
Mississippi 197 569 $15.2K
Indiana 196 539 $15K
Iowa 132 488 $13.7K
Kansas 106 483 $13.8K
Minnesota 143 468 $13.3K
Oklahoma 149 429 $14.1K
Colorado 116 355 $7,709
Maine 118 342 $13.1K
Rhode Island 94 324 $9,401
Utah 103 296 $8,929
West Virginia 100 268 $7,271
Nebraska 93 267 $7,389
New Mexico 88 264 $7,330
Nevada 112 228 $7,255
New Hampshire 65 211 $5,439
District of Columbia 44 151 $4,081
Vermont 41 151 $4,494
Idaho 50 141 $3,917
Hawaii 39 121 $3,035
Montana 34 111 $3,612
South Dakota 29 81 $2,229
Delaware 29 70 $2,286
North Dakota 19 65 $1,737
Wyoming 19 60 $1,625
Alaska 19 $695
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 SURE COMFORT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled539

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

JORGE DIAZ D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

HIALEAH

Florida

JUAN ESCOBAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

LONG BEACH

California

CARLOS MARTINEZ RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled295

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

FERNANDO ESPARZA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled292

MIAMI

Florida

ANA SEDA CORDERO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL ABREU M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled264

HIALEAH

Florida

GAMALIEL MATTOS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled242

DORAL

Florida

BALTAZAR RODRIGUEZ CRUZ

General Practice

Claims Filled229

LARES

Puerto Rico

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN ORTIZ MATOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled211

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled209

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

ONEL CORRALES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled200

MIAMI

Florida

JAVIER RICARDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled200

MIAMI

Florida

LIANA VOLPE M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled198

SUN VALLEY

California

ISABEL RICO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled195

MIAMI

Florida

LUCY THOMAS N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled194

PARMA

Ohio

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled182

MIAMI

Florida

MANUEL MATEO LOPEZ 11772

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS MUNIZ MOLINERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled177

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO UMPIERRE VELA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

LIDIA BERMUDEZ MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled170

HIALEAH

Florida

JAMES CARUSO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled168

CHICAGO

Illinois