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PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN

PIOGLITAZONE HCL/METFORMIN HCL

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

166K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 569 of 3395

$36.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 517 of 3395

35,644
Patients

Rank: 620 of 3395

24,583
Prescribers

Rank: 566 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

76.7K

2012

250K

2013

224K

2014

166K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$23.7M

2012

$77.5M

2013

$56.2M

2014

$36.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

$150

2012

$242

2013

$236

2014

$194

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 4,158 17,820 $3.81M
Texas 3,935 17,120 $3.89M
New York 3,267 15,547 $3.37M
Florida 2,696 12,072 $2.62M
North Carolina 1,755 8,709 $1.75M
Pennsylvania 1,518 7,667 $1.83M
Ohio 1,743 7,661 $2.09M
New Jersey 1,274 5,398 $1.2M
South Carolina 979 5,067 $942K
Georgia 977 4,955 $1.01M
Tennessee 999 4,821 $993K
Illinois 921 4,035 $920K
Michigan 984 3,965 $1.04M
Alabama 808 3,869 $816K
Virginia 772 3,470 $765K
Kentucky 684 3,405 $776K
Indiana 792 3,253 $857K
Louisiana 560 3,009 $531K
Missouri 591 3,006 $630K
Connecticut 613 2,638 $676K
Mississippi 501 2,629 $423K
Kansas 398 2,014 $424K
Arizona 480 1,984 $444K
Maryland 495 1,868 $462K
Arkansas 324 1,864 $327K
Oklahoma 401 1,769 $442K
Wisconsin 342 1,458 $393K
West Virginia 283 1,312 $299K
Colorado 279 1,209 $300K
Nebraska 244 1,178 $235K
Iowa 258 1,146 $235K
Nevada 232 1,050 $265K
Massachusetts 212 909 $187K
Utah 193 864 $215K
Washington 168 750 $155K
Hawaii 149 651 $146K
Oregon 127 608 $152K
Minnesota 125 604 $150K
Delaware 138 585 $149K
Idaho 125 564 $127K
Montana 71 345 $70.9K
Rhode Island 66 334 $62.8K
South Dakota 60 280 $65.6K
New Mexico 68 239 $57K
Wyoming 42 188 $47.2K
North Dakota 33 171 $34.1K
Maine 40 166 $48.1K
New Hampshire 43 159 $40.2K
District of Columbia 31 146 $30.5K
Vermont 16 48 $14.9K
Alaska 14 38 $9,525
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 PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MAX MERCADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled525

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

HERNAN BAQUERIZO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled484

MIAMI

Florida

MOHAMMAD IBRAHIM MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled189

WEST PATERSON

New Jersey

ANTONIO VILLALVAZO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

FRESNO

California

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled169

NEW YORK

New York

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

FLUSHING

New York

RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled163

BRONX

New York

TUONG HA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

COVINA

California

GLENN SCHEXNAYDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

DONALDSONVILLE

Louisiana

MIN WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERT POETZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled159

BRIDGETON

Missouri

NGOC AN PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ZALMAN STAROSTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

BROOKLYN

New York

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

ALHAMBRA

California

WINSTON WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled143

LA PALMA

California

WASIM DEEB M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled134

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

LOS ANGELES

California

NURIA LOPEZ-PAJARES MD

Public Health General Preventive Medicine

Claims Filled132

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

PHILIP RYAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled129

MARTINSBURG

West Virginia

HOR CHHAY M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled129

LONG BEACH

California

JOSE SANDOVAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

DONNA

Texas

RICHARD NGO DC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled126

SACRAMENTO

California

JOHN ARMATO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

REDONDO BEACH

California

ELENA CHRISTOFIDES MD, FACE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled125

COLUMBUS

Ohio

JAMES KELLY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

DILLON

South Carolina