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SURE COMFORT

PEN NEEDLE, DIABETIC

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

109K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 656 of 3395

$3.72M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1251 of 3395

36,426
Patients

Rank: 615 of 3395

25,126
Prescribers

Rank: 560 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

25.1K

2011

45.6K

2012

76.4K

2013

95.5K

2014

109K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$750K

2011

$1.38M

2012

$2.35M

2013

$3.05M

2014

$3.72M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$42

2011

$42

2012

$42

2013

$38

2014

$41

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 3,080 11,318 $323K
Texas 4,165 10,745 $376K
California 2,785 9,535 $295K
New York 2,789 8,657 $303K
North Carolina 2,321 6,373 $222K
Pennsylvania 1,772 5,843 $186K
Louisiana 1,741 5,063 $162K
Ohio 1,811 4,751 $141K
Tennessee 904 2,670 $112K
Illinois 853 2,652 $93.8K
Missouri 848 2,480 $90.3K
Massachusetts 705 2,434 $80.8K
Washington 765 2,367 $82.5K
South Carolina 926 2,301 $90.8K
New Jersey 745 2,155 $76.7K
Michigan 707 2,094 $73.7K
Wisconsin 647 1,866 $74.4K
Virginia 631 1,818 $67.1K
Minnesota 612 1,796 $62.9K
Georgia 701 1,743 $79.8K
Colorado 695 1,721 $59.9K
Oklahoma 596 1,720 $63.9K
Connecticut 515 1,598 $58.8K
Kentucky 547 1,451 $48.1K
Arizona 392 1,175 $40.4K
Alabama 433 1,087 $47.3K
Arkansas 354 1,025 $37.4K
Oregon 403 998 $35.3K
Iowa 287 988 $32.2K
Indiana 343 912 $39K
Maryland 298 885 $35.4K
Kansas 228 745 $26.3K
Mississippi 214 629 $21.2K
West Virginia 235 611 $22.1K
Idaho 158 426 $15.4K
New Mexico 137 389 $15.5K
Nevada 125 344 $12.9K
Nebraska 106 275 $9,303
Hawaii 95 255 $8,228
District of Columbia 87 243 $8,587
Vermont 64 213 $9,141
Rhode Island 80 208 $6,625
Utah 89 204 $8,666
South Dakota 40 190 $6,772
North Dakota 71 189 $6,210
Montana 53 150 $5,095
Delaware 69 141 $6,438
Maine 47 102 $5,114
New Hampshire 29 78 $2,621
Wyoming 18 44 $1,321
Alaska 13 23 $850
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 SURE COMFORT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANTHONY YANG M.D

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled354

ALHAMBRA

California

GERALDO SAAVEDRA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled275

WHITEHALL

Pennsylvania

NICHOLAS TRAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled240

WESTMINSTER

California

ANNETTE FORNOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled198

MIAMI

Florida

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled178

MCALLEN

Texas

AGNES UBANI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

TEMPLE TERRACE

Florida

FERNANDO PARDO-RUIZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

DEMING

New Mexico

WAYNE WATSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

EL PASO

Texas

MERCEDES FERRERAS

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled145

MIAMI

Florida

ANKHNU UASKHEM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

BROOKLYN

New York

JONATHAN CHANG M.D

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled131

ALHAMBRA

California

CURTIS CAVE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

BROOKLYN

New York

MARCEL TWAHIRWA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled122

EDINBURG

Texas

RODOLFO PEREZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled116

HIALEAH

Florida

VALERIE HOWARD D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled110

TULSA

Oklahoma

WILLIAM BICHAI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled108

BAKERSFIELD

California

CHANDRAVADAN PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

TAMPA

Florida

KARELIA RUIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled101

HIALEAH

Florida

AIDA GUIZAR PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled101

PHARR

Texas

SOFIA VASQUEZ SOLOMON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled99

HIALEAH

Florida

EDUARDO GUZMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled95

PENITAS

Texas

STEPHANIE SMITH CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled93

ELLISVILLE

Mississippi

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

CORAL GABLES

Florida

LYAN BORREGO ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled92

HIALEAH

Florida

ROLAND BECNEL RN FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled92

MARRERO

Louisiana