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LANTUS

Lantus is a long-acting insulin medicine for diabetes. It acts like the insulin that your body normally makes to process sugars and fats, and it keeps your blood sugar stable throughout the day. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

4.6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 73 of 3238

$1.31B
Retail Cost

Rank: 11 of 3238

838,393
Patients

Rank: 99 of 3238

226,918
Prescribers

Rank: 86 of 3238

User Reviews of LANTUS »

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66%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 87,881 453,205 $123M
Texas 60,326 292,869 $92.3M
Florida 57,025 287,635 $79.9M
New York 41,841 223,571 $58.9M
Pennsylvania 38,262 220,971 $58.6M
Ohio 36,912 201,009 $59.2M
Illinois 32,422 174,715 $48.1M
North Carolina 29,385 159,388 $43.7M
Michigan 32,503 153,745 $51.5M
Georgia 28,143 146,696 $41.2M
Tennessee 23,914 126,539 $38.7M
Missouri 21,600 126,470 $34.7M
Indiana 21,922 116,988 $36.5M
Massachusetts 20,819 115,131 $32.6M
Arizona 21,802 112,404 $33M
Virginia 18,707 95,925 $28M
Washington 16,774 90,952 $28M
Kentucky 16,691 90,436 $28.1M
Wisconsin 13,633 80,108 $22.9M
Louisiana 15,096 79,908 $22M
New Jersey 15,664 78,112 $20.9M
Oregon 12,174 68,780 $20.4M
Alabama 13,147 68,655 $19.2M
Minnesota 11,111 65,850 $18.3M
Iowa 10,213 65,714 $18M
South Carolina 11,584 60,574 $17.5M
Maryland 12,322 57,644 $16.5M
Colorado 10,396 54,471 $15.2M
Oklahoma 9,956 52,264 $15.6M
Kansas 8,876 51,855 $13.4M
Mississippi 9,986 51,209 $14.9M
Arkansas 8,748 49,052 $14M
Connecticut 8,829 46,757 $13.4M
West Virginia 7,283 39,851 $13.1M
Utah 6,388 34,085 $11M
Nebraska 5,002 31,893 $8.41M
New Mexico 6,192 30,669 $8.65M
Maine 4,744 26,407 $8.66M
Idaho 3,849 21,162 $6.27M
Rhode Island 3,450 20,495 $5.09M
Nevada 4,679 20,356 $6.77M
New Hampshire 2,687 14,765 $4.38M
Montana 2,527 14,262 $3.94M
South Dakota 2,191 13,366 $3.49M
North Dakota 1,869 12,107 $3.24M
District of Columbia 2,480 10,935 $2.79M
Vermont 1,552 8,864 $2.81M
Hawaii 1,697 8,718 $2.55M
Delaware 1,631 7,764 $2.25M
Wyoming 1,133 6,332 $1.82M
Alaska 924 4,779 $1.63M
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 LANTUS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,749

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,650

MIAMI

Florida

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,627

TUCKER

Georgia

JANET MARTINEZ ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,574

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,270

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,245

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,137

TROUP

Texas

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,020

WESTLAND

Michigan

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled968

FORT WORTH

Texas

JOSE GARCIA MATEO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled897

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JASJEET KAUR MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled869

GLENDALE

Arizona

MANUEL ALEGRE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled822

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled819

CULLMAN

Alabama

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled814

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled813

WESTLAND

Michigan

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled812

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled807

SMYRNA

Georgia

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled801

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JANE BRIDGES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled797

VINCENNES

Indiana

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled784

HICKORY

North Carolina

JEFFREY RUSSELL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled782

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled771

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

ROBERT HUNTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled771

HUBER HEIGHTS

Ohio

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled769

WOODLAWN

Virginia

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled766

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma