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LEVEMIR FLEXPEN

INSULIN DETEMIR

Levemir 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  *

*This description is for related drug Levemir

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

27.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 991 of 3395

$10.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 904 of 3395

13,601
Patients

Rank: 840 of 3395

11,611
Prescribers

Rank: 772 of 3395

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45%

of people say

it's worth it

35%

of people say

it worked well

22%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

720K

2011

1.04M

2012

1.51M

2013

1.46M

2014

27.4K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$203M

2011

$317M

2012

$548M

2013

$655M

2014

$10.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$277

2011

$302

2012

$319

2013

$316

2014

$124

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,825 4,732 $1.72M
California 1,254 2,250 $706K
Florida 833 1,649 $629K
Texas 776 1,309 $560K
New Jersey 548 1,122 $438K
Pennsylvania 615 1,094 $405K
Michigan 549 992 $421K
Georgia 448 861 $337K
North Carolina 457 830 $315K
Kentucky 313 765 $228K
Illinois 344 742 $265K
Ohio 464 733 $338K
Mississippi 350 682 $236K
Tennessee 353 665 $276K
South Dakota 152 585 $206K
Maryland 294 563 $277K
Alabama 326 551 $261K
Kansas 159 504 $105K
Virginia 242 413 $155K
Arkansas 200 408 $158K
Wyoming 68 407 $167K
Indiana 216 378 $130K
Louisiana 203 370 $144K
Missouri 178 350 $117K
South Carolina 236 350 $143K
Massachusetts 195 303 $120K
Oklahoma 198 283 $135K
Washington 160 278 $100K
Wisconsin 139 266 $96.9K
Arizona 159 243 $99.4K
Minnesota 122 210 $75.9K
West Virginia 103 200 $99.4K
Colorado 95 183 $72.5K
Nebraska 93 182 $75.2K
Connecticut 123 176 $83.8K
Iowa 115 166 $58.6K
Idaho 52 166 $56.3K
District of Columbia 50 148 $57.2K
Oregon 108 140 $47.4K
Montana 47 115 $41.6K
Utah 47 102 $39.7K
New Mexico 54 99 $34.7K
Nevada 66 98 $50.4K
Maine 49 72 $28.9K
North Dakota 39 67 $19.4K
Delaware 36 61 $30.7K
Alaska 15 60 $19K
Hawaii 35 56 $26.4K
New Hampshire 19 29 $11.1K
Vermont 22 25 $10.3K
Rhode Island 12 17 $5,760
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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