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BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

PEN NEEDLE, DIABETIC

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

3.08M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 107 of 3395

$150M
Retail Cost

Rank: 189 of 3395

1,009,449
Patients

Rank: 93 of 3395

214,565
Prescribers

Rank: 105 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.78M

2011

2.26M

2012

2.77M

2013

2.97M

2014

3.08M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$65.5M

2011

$87.2M

2012

$117M

2013

$136M

2014

$150M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$66

2011

$67

2012

$64

2013

$65

2014

$64

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 84,906 262,166 $11.8M
New York 68,730 214,317 $10.3M
Texas 71,404 197,214 $9.69M
Pennsylvania 58,604 193,317 $9.16M
Florida 65,876 186,400 $9.14M
Ohio 47,382 145,427 $7.18M
Illinois 43,860 135,193 $6.74M
Michigan 46,802 133,767 $7.41M
North Carolina 36,877 106,941 $5.03M
Missouri 28,422 92,084 $4.32M
Indiana 29,316 88,567 $4.55M
New Jersey 30,026 88,099 $4.73M
Massachusetts 23,632 79,112 $3.82M
Georgia 26,321 76,998 $3.64M
Tennessee 26,215 72,574 $3.59M
Virginia 22,623 65,521 $3.15M
Wisconsin 21,137 65,486 $3.32M
Alabama 20,524 59,105 $2.79M
South Carolina 19,689 56,359 $2.73M
Kentucky 17,827 55,627 $2.6M
Minnesota 18,741 54,604 $2.8M
Louisiana 16,710 48,682 $2.24M
Washington 16,637 47,874 $2.25M
Arizona 16,830 47,582 $2.27M
Connecticut 13,629 41,899 $2.16M
Maryland 15,143 39,977 $2.22M
Iowa 11,285 37,220 $1.73M
West Virginia 9,242 29,627 $1.44M
Oklahoma 9,382 26,899 $1.23M
Colorado 9,248 26,738 $1.24M
Oregon 9,160 26,296 $1.23M
Arkansas 8,381 26,073 $1.12M
Kansas 8,088 24,565 $1.22M
Nevada 8,427 23,723 $1.2M
Mississippi 7,886 22,115 $998K
New Mexico 6,118 17,103 $800K
Nebraska 5,010 16,331 $734K
Maine 5,445 15,854 $884K
Hawaii 4,489 14,433 $693K
New Hampshire 4,465 13,654 $707K
Utah 4,697 12,518 $608K
Delaware 4,445 11,780 $683K
Rhode Island 3,468 11,338 $485K
Idaho 3,700 10,493 $482K
North Dakota 2,721 8,403 $371K
Vermont 2,580 8,076 $417K
Montana 2,489 7,440 $334K
South Dakota 2,340 7,391 $339K
District of Columbia 2,280 6,552 $323K
Wyoming 1,052 3,106 $139K
Alaska 1,029 2,924 $142K
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 BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KENNETH SHEPHARD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,276

MIAMI

Florida

LAN NGUYEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled992

WESTMINSTER

California

PAUL MILLER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled863

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

JOSELITO CABACCAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled806

SAN JOSE

California

JAMAL HAMMOUD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled795

FLINT

Michigan

ABDUL AL-KASSAB MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled782

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

OSCAR ORTIZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled720

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

RAMESHKUMAR RAMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled696

ROCK ISLAND

Illinois

ZEHRA HAIDER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled663

KOKOMO

Indiana

GERALD GOLTZ M.D.

Claims Filled648

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

HELEN SLONE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled635

MILLVILLE

New Jersey

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled605

HAYTI

Missouri

CAMILLE BUONOCORE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled596

BETHEL PARK

Pennsylvania

RONALD VILLANUEVA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled584

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled577

MODESTO

California

MICHAEL MELLMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled574

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

JANE BRIDGES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled562

VINCENNES

Indiana

VASDEV LOHANO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled554

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

STEVEN COWART M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled554

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

RICHARD DODD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled551

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

HEMANT THAWANI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled547

GRAND BLANC

Michigan

WU WEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled542

BRIDGETON

Missouri

MOHAMED ZEITOUN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled539

HOBART

Indiana

AJAY CHAUDHURI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled535

BUFFALO

New York

JULIO PITA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled527

CORAL GABLES

Florida