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INSULIN SYRINGE

SYRING W-NDL,DISP,INSUL,0.5 ML

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.15M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 216 of 3395

$31.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 550 of 3395

363,636
Patients

Rank: 202 of 3395

140,564
Prescribers

Rank: 181 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.56M

2011

1.45M

2012

1.34M

2013

1.24M

2014

1.15M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$38.7M

2011

$36.7M

2012

$35M

2013

$33.4M

2014

$31.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$47

2011

$46

2012

$42

2013

$41

2014

$41

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 74,623 229,214 $6.61M
Florida 27,646 87,725 $2.17M
Texas 19,031 51,674 $1.47M
Pennsylvania 13,957 47,086 $1.4M
Illinois 14,578 46,102 $1.12M
Georgia 13,274 44,348 $1.08M
New York 12,795 40,015 $1.1M
Ohio 11,568 35,254 $1.05M
Michigan 11,831 33,491 $1.06M
Massachusetts 9,199 32,060 $925K
North Carolina 9,506 30,096 $879K
Tennessee 9,407 28,231 $733K
Arizona 8,852 27,293 $711K
Virginia 7,401 23,231 $646K
Missouri 6,788 23,124 $660K
Washington 6,984 21,291 $578K
Alabama 6,763 21,253 $585K
Kentucky 6,155 20,771 $532K
Indiana 6,950 20,760 $619K
New Jersey 6,451 19,505 $578K
Louisiana 4,968 15,140 $393K
South Carolina 4,911 14,724 $393K
Oregon 4,634 14,218 $415K
Maryland 4,946 14,110 $406K
Wisconsin 4,407 13,480 $395K
Colorado 4,790 13,144 $362K
Minnesota 3,763 11,263 $346K
Iowa 3,297 11,057 $319K
Arkansas 3,375 10,827 $260K
Mississippi 3,260 9,774 $260K
Oklahoma 3,180 9,019 $236K
Connecticut 2,844 8,663 $262K
West Virginia 2,479 8,027 $220K
New Mexico 2,827 7,945 $193K
Kansas 2,109 7,759 $225K
Maine 1,788 5,833 $208K
Nevada 2,110 5,555 $175K
Utah 1,894 5,331 $158K
Nebraska 1,452 4,871 $135K
Rhode Island 1,424 4,669 $124K
Hawaii 1,341 4,095 $111K
New Hampshire 1,325 3,889 $118K
District of Columbia 1,157 3,563 $85.9K
Idaho 1,027 2,819 $78.2K
South Dakota 759 2,576 $77.6K
Delaware 724 2,325 $62.8K
Montana 705 2,192 $59.9K
North Dakota 584 1,939 $65.9K
Vermont 475 1,533 $49.4K
Wyoming 284 887 $26.8K
Alaska 272 712 $21.3K
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 INSULIN SYRINGE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled620

MIAMI

Florida

AMEDEE LEFEBRE- FERNANDEZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled348

PENUELAS

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL MELLMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled348

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

JOSE AYALA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled337

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

CARLOS MARTINEZ RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled334

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

JOSEPH MURRAY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled307

METAIRIE

Louisiana

PATRICIA MATOS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled304

PENUELAS

Puerto Rico

DAVID ZIEMER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled277

ATLANTA

Georgia

EDWARD HESS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled274

FONTANA

California

VALERIE THOMAS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled259

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

BOBBY JOHNSON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled258

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

FREDERICK ZIEL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled257

WOODLAND HILLS

California

ALAN JACKNOW MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled247

PANORAMA CITY

California

FRANCISCO RIVERA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled247

COMERIO

Puerto Rico

Y SIDDIQ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled242

AUSTELL

Georgia

VIDAL FEBLES

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled241

PENUELAS

Puerto Rico

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled234

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

SOFIA VASQUEZ SOLOMON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled233

HIALEAH

Florida

SERGIO PENAHERRERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled231

YUMA

Arizona

STEVEN COWART M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled227

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

ALISA KOSLA NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled226

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

FRANCISCO NADAL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled224

PONCE

Puerto Rico

MIRNA MALDONADO VEGA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled222

MANATI

Puerto Rico

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled220

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled217

MIAMI

Florida