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LANTUS

INSULIN GLARGINE,HUM.REC.ANLOG

Lantus (insulin glargine) is a long-acting synthetic insulin for diabetes. It acts the same way as the insulin your body produces to break down sugars and fats. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

3.6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 96 of 3393

$1.69B
Retail Cost

Rank: 11 of 3393

671,352
Patients

Rank: 125 of 3393

217,211
Prescribers

Rank: 108 of 3393

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4.84M

2012

4.6M

2013

4.28M

2014

3.99M

2015

3.6M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.09B

2012

$1.31B

2013

$1.73B

2014

$1.88B

2015

$1.69B

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$1,275

2012

$1,564

2013

$2,192

2014

$2,556

2015

$2,514

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 78,074 385,315 $174M
Florida 47,760 238,503 $113M
Texas 44,820 211,971 $113M
New York 30,509 163,769 $68.7M
Pennsylvania 28,861 161,465 $68.8M
Illinois 29,811 157,319 $72.5M
Ohio 27,733 142,535 $67.9M
Michigan 25,895 120,483 $66.2M
Georgia 21,807 109,423 $51.1M
North Carolina 19,882 105,380 $47M
Massachusetts 19,109 103,954 $48.6M
Tennessee 18,861 93,785 $48.4M
Arizona 19,672 91,759 $44.6M
Indiana 15,657 83,917 $42.6M
Missouri 14,905 81,593 $37.4M
Washington 14,699 75,937 $38.1M
Virginia 14,662 73,722 $35.7M
Kentucky 12,188 66,192 $34M
Louisiana 11,791 61,155 $27.3M
Oregon 10,709 58,431 $27.6M
Wisconsin 10,410 58,265 $27.8M
New Jersey 11,500 56,825 $24.8M
Alabama 9,904 48,920 $22.7M
Iowa 7,819 48,735 $22.6M
Minnesota 8,159 45,082 $20.9M
Maryland 10,024 44,529 $21.4M
Colorado 8,507 42,539 $20.4M
Arkansas 7,458 42,215 $19.2M
South Carolina 8,391 41,045 $20.2M
Mississippi 7,830 39,981 $18.9M
Oklahoma 7,398 39,799 $19.8M
Connecticut 6,160 32,312 $14.9M
Utah 5,731 29,471 $15.6M
Kansas 5,061 28,510 $12.4M
West Virginia 5,145 28,373 $15.1M
New Mexico 5,364 26,816 $12.6M
Maine 3,856 21,916 $11.5M
Nebraska 3,352 20,179 $8.91M
Rhode Island 2,858 17,105 $7.06M
Nevada 4,001 16,541 $9.26M
Idaho 3,146 16,525 $7.85M
New Hampshire 2,283 11,967 $5.8M
Montana 2,012 10,843 $5.18M
South Dakota 1,605 9,740 $4.37M
North Dakota 1,418 8,743 $3.8M
District of Columbia 1,803 7,399 $3.16M
Vermont 1,188 6,225 $3.58M
Delaware 1,175 5,459 $2.5M
Hawaii 1,192 5,349 $2.6M
Wyoming 896 4,604 $2.31M
Alaska 650 2,983 $1.72M
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for LANTUS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,471

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled1,080

WESTLAND

Michigan

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,028

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,022

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled997

TROUP

Texas

JOSE GARCIA MATEO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled993

PONCE

Puerto Rico

HAROLD FERGUSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled978

EATON

Ohio

JANET MARTINEZ ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled973

MIAMI

Florida

SANDRA GIRALDO

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled942

MEDLEY

Florida

OBERTO TORRES RAFAEL M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled934

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled920

MIAMI

Florida

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled906

TUCKER

Georgia

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled858

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled762

COLUMBIA

Missouri

JANE BRIDGES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled758

VINCENNES

Indiana

RACHAEL STUBBS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled757

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled757

ROME

New York

MANUEL ALEGRE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled750

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled738

PLYMOUTH MEETING

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled724

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

FRANCISCO NADAL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled713

PONCE

Puerto Rico

EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled710

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL AHEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled708

KEWANEE

Illinois

STEPHEN EVANS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled679

BUFFALO

New York

NIXZALIZ RODRIGUEZ RIVERA M. D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled669

PONCE

Puerto Rico