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PEN NEEDLE, DIABETIC

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

10.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1273 of 3395

$754K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1779 of 3395

4,577
Patients

Rank: 1165 of 3395

4,080
Prescribers

Rank: 1108 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

376

2011

779

2012

2,534

2013

8,506

2014

10.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6,464

2011

$14.4K

2012

$82.6K

2013

$598K

2014

$754K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$27

2011

$31

2012

$33

2013

$38

2014

$44

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 818 2,724 $97.8K
North Carolina 508 1,258 $51.4K
California 241 676 $41.4K
South Carolina 327 654 $71.6K
Texas 315 537 $59.5K
Georgia 257 465 $53.7K
Virginia 172 428 $26.9K
Ohio 166 370 $28.9K
Maryland 125 322 $18.7K
New York 198 315 $30.9K
Kentucky 98 309 $18.9K
Florida 146 303 $24.3K
Missouri 125 255 $31.8K
Michigan 124 240 $21K
Arkansas 88 161 $17K
Tennessee 82 160 $16.8K
Indiana 93 153 $17.6K
Alabama 76 140 $12.9K
Louisiana 74 123 $12.8K
Illinois 68 121 $11.3K
Washington 38 117 $9,234
West Virginia 41 84 $4,337
Kansas 42 71 $8,504
Mississippi 44 65 $6,557
Wisconsin 31 57 $7,057
Massachusetts 31 56 $5,223
Oklahoma 36 56 $5,922
New Jersey 35 50 $4,774
Minnesota 23 39 $5,468
Oregon 18 35 $3,151
New Mexico 20 34 $4,431
Arizona 16 24 $2,829
Delaware 13 23 $1,844
Colorado 15 22 $2,210
Iowa 15 21 $2,361
Connecticut 16 18 $1,848
Nevada 11 16 $1,562
Nebraska 11 15 $2,049
Maine 14 $1,293
Utah 13 $803
Rhode Island 12 $1,175
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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