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LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

INSULIN DETEMIR

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2.33M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 137 of 3395

$1.26B
Retail Cost

Rank: 16 of 3395

497,358
Patients

Rank: 153 of 3395

159,977
Prescribers

Rank: 161 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

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

441K

2014

2.33M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$226M

2014

$1.26B

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$143

2014

$428

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 45,536 192,353 $111M
New York 37,010 176,798 $88.5M
Florida 36,412 152,187 $81.3M
Pennsylvania 27,535 130,987 $66.6M
California 29,545 130,885 $62.5M
Ohio 24,071 114,315 $61.4M
North Carolina 21,612 103,750 $52.2M
Michigan 19,969 85,122 $55.7M
Georgia 15,729 71,377 $36.4M
Illinois 15,278 71,281 $38.5M
New Jersey 15,586 67,341 $34.4M
Indiana 14,163 66,456 $37.2M
South Carolina 13,776 63,749 $34.4M
Tennessee 14,484 61,814 $35.5M
Missouri 12,933 60,449 $31.8M
Virginia 11,787 56,712 $29M
Kentucky 10,685 53,029 $30.4M
Alabama 11,465 49,381 $27.3M
Maryland 9,740 41,648 $23.2M
Louisiana 8,011 38,064 $18.2M
Oklahoma 8,033 36,720 $22M
Connecticut 7,569 35,050 $20.7M
Mississippi 7,670 34,257 $18.6M
Wisconsin 6,738 33,155 $19.2M
Kansas 6,773 31,875 $15.4M
Massachusetts 6,446 30,307 $17.2M
Iowa 5,512 28,150 $14.8M
Arkansas 5,739 27,490 $15.7M
Washington 5,701 26,629 $14.8M
Arizona 6,545 26,186 $15.1M
West Virginia 5,539 26,097 $15.9M
Minnesota 5,121 25,906 $14.3M
Colorado 4,919 21,336 $11.4M
Nebraska 3,426 17,355 $8.44M
Nevada 3,625 14,228 $7.8M
Oregon 3,104 13,836 $7.57M
New Mexico 3,260 13,438 $7.76M
Maine 2,692 13,128 $8.54M
North Dakota 1,719 9,286 $4.63M
New Hampshire 1,987 9,216 $5.6M
Idaho 2,002 8,921 $4.9M
Utah 2,034 8,635 $5.21M
Delaware 1,981 7,563 $4.56M
Rhode Island 1,257 6,692 $3.19M
South Dakota 1,306 6,489 $3.3M
Hawaii 1,354 5,837 $3.61M
Montana 1,190 5,711 $2.87M
District of Columbia 1,136 4,217 $2.15M
Wyoming 682 3,495 $1.67M
Vermont 614 2,936 $2.07M
Alaska 368 1,540 $1.01M
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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Top prescribers for LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Provider Medicare Claims City State
YEVGENIYA DYNKEVICH MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled816

HICKSVILLE

New York

CHRISTOPHER HESTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled741

BELLEFONTE

Pennsylvania

LAN NGUYEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled639

WESTMINSTER

California

MAHER ALESALI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled615

WHITE HALL

Arkansas

CARMEL PERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled606

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DANIEL MACIAS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled568

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

WYATT BLAKE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled566

MONTICELLO

Georgia

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled563

WOODLAWN

Virginia

K. THAMPY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled546

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MATTHEW KAMIL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled536

ROCHESTER

New Hampshire

ELTON SHAPIRO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled516

AVENTURA

Florida

SVETLANA BABEKOVA NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled507

JAMAICA

New York

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled493

TUCKER

Georgia

DAVID WEINTRAUB M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled492

NEWTON

Massachusetts

PARIMAL PARIKH M D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled477

KENNER

Louisiana

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled473

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

EDMOND KALIFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled467

MARKSVILLE

Louisiana

JOSE PENA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled457

DONNA

Texas

DAVID STAHL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled454

MIDDLEPORT

New York

JOHN CULLETON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled452

FLORENCE

South Carolina

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled442

MODESTO

California

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled436

HAYTI

Missouri

MONZER YAZJI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled435

EDINBURG

Texas

TAMER YACOUB M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled427

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

ALFRED OKEKE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled425

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina