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PEN NEEDLES

PEN NEEDLE, DIABETIC

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

75K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 735 of 3395

$2.21M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1431 of 3395

25,737
Patients

Rank: 686 of 3395

18,773
Prescribers

Rank: 631 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

28.4K

2011

41.9K

2012

57.7K

2013

67.1K

2014

75K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$566K

2011

$886K

2012

$1.46M

2013

$1.7M

2014

$2.21M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$33

2011

$38

2012

$39

2013

$35

2014

$36

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 2,768 8,495 $245K
Pennsylvania 2,177 6,994 $249K
New York 2,263 6,756 $177K
Florida 1,791 4,944 $171K
North Carolina 1,331 3,520 $106K
Texas 1,397 3,373 $123K
Michigan 1,115 3,135 $92.5K
Washington 1,001 2,971 $65.4K
Ohio 888 2,607 $63.7K
West Virginia 713 2,180 $54.2K
Tennessee 819 2,171 $62.7K
Kentucky 665 2,090 $65.6K
Minnesota 611 2,022 $70.7K
Illinois 616 1,930 $58.5K
New Jersey 599 1,811 $58K
Georgia 595 1,541 $49.9K
South Carolina 512 1,390 $43K
Indiana 430 1,244 $32.6K
Wisconsin 424 1,184 $33.2K
Virginia 406 1,027 $26.1K
Missouri 395 1,023 $28.4K
Oregon 298 927 $18.7K
Alabama 355 853 $25.9K
Maryland 269 833 $19.3K
Massachusetts 314 824 $21.3K
Mississippi 311 762 $45.5K
Iowa 195 678 $17.3K
New Hampshire 135 572 $12.7K
Oklahoma 202 524 $11.1K
Connecticut 215 517 $12.1K
Maine 190 480 $13.1K
District of Columbia 161 451 $8,872
Kansas 156 408 $11.5K
Vermont 122 368 $7,450
Rhode Island 115 327 $6,518
Idaho 122 309 $7,895
Utah 94 296 $6,856
Montana 89 287 $6,484
Arizona 106 275 $6,539
Arkansas 101 271 $12.9K
North Dakota 98 247 $6,994
Nebraska 88 245 $4,318
New Mexico 84 243 $7,869
Louisiana 97 226 $5,288
Colorado 71 180 $4,158
South Dakota 60 174 $3,493
Nevada 52 146 $4,104
Hawaii 40 131 $6,002
Wyoming 50 119 $2,776
Alaska 40 102 $2,752
Delaware 22 71 $3,258
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 PEN NEEDLES

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JASMIN JAVAHERIAN D.O

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

ENCINO

California

EDUARDO AQUINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

MCALLEN

Texas

TIMOTHY MOUREAU NP CDE

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled99

ONEIDA

Wisconsin

ESTHER KRUG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled98

BALTIMORE

Maryland

NATHANIEL ABRAMSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

VIORICA CRISAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled83

WEIRTON

West Virginia

JOSE RIVERA PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled65

CUDAHY

California

WILLIAM JOHNS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

MINGO JCT

Ohio

NEERAJ ASHRI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled62

KINGS MOUNTAIN

North Carolina

RICHARD PLOTZKER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled60

CONSHOHOCKEN

Pennsylvania

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

MCALLEN

Texas

MILTON BENGOA M. D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

HOMESTEAD

Florida

AUGUSTO CASTRILLON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled59

MISSION

Texas

JERRY JURADO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

UNION CITY

New Jersey

MANUEL CANGA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled56

NEWMAN

California

SEAN NOLAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled55

WEIRTON

West Virginia

DAVID FELIX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

NEW YORK

New York

VASYL WARVARIV M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled54

STANFORD

California

KRISTIN LUKE FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled54

HERKIMER

New York

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

LOS ANGELES

California

DIANE ANDERSON FNPC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled53

MEDFORD

Wisconsin

KAREN COLEMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled53

SEAFORD

Delaware

PETER YANG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

IRENE FELDMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled52

BETHESDA

Maryland

NAZMUL HAQUE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan