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EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE

PEN NEEDLE, DIABETIC

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

143K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 595 of 3395

$3.83M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1240 of 3395

45,805
Patients

Rank: 556 of 3395

29,431
Prescribers

Rank: 523 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

9,514

2011

25.4K

2012

65.7K

2013

115K

2014

143K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$289K

2011

$815K

2012

$1.98M

2013

$3.31M

2014

$3.83M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$32

2011

$37

2012

$31

2013

$34

2014

$34

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 5,345 17,323 $475K
Texas 4,475 12,650 $346K
Florida 3,446 10,793 $235K
North Carolina 2,572 9,866 $271K
Ohio 2,868 9,411 $271K
California 2,845 9,288 $232K
Kentucky 2,569 7,961 $198K
Pennsylvania 2,288 7,744 $206K
Michigan 1,996 6,349 $187K
Tennessee 1,455 3,875 $112K
Illinois 1,166 3,831 $103K
South Carolina 1,152 3,781 $109K
Georgia 1,255 3,451 $90.4K
New Jersey 1,107 3,331 $93.1K
Oklahoma 858 2,221 $60.5K
Maryland 668 1,991 $60.7K
Indiana 634 1,934 $53.4K
Missouri 669 1,926 $48.8K
Wisconsin 580 1,831 $50.6K
Virginia 648 1,799 $46.2K
West Virginia 539 1,772 $42.7K
Louisiana 613 1,573 $37.5K
Massachusetts 436 1,492 $39.3K
Minnesota 520 1,479 $39.5K
Arkansas 534 1,387 $38.8K
Mississippi 523 1,328 $43.6K
Alabama 418 1,207 $32.4K
Washington 383 1,130 $30.2K
Iowa 329 1,069 $28K
Kansas 344 977 $24.3K
Connecticut 388 935 $30.1K
Idaho 289 853 $25.5K
Nebraska 187 602 $16.1K
Oregon 187 580 $18.4K
Arizona 241 545 $14.1K
Colorado 161 440 $11.3K
Nevada 163 384 $8,687
Utah 165 371 $10.2K
New Mexico 154 370 $9,383
Maine 104 355 $11.4K
Montana 103 330 $7,809
District of Columbia 87 268 $8,056
Delaware 84 249 $6,917
South Dakota 76 207 $4,676
North Dakota 45 168 $4,237
Wyoming 59 154 $4,306
Vermont 40 131 $4,201
New Hampshire 42 109 $3,303
Hawaii 27 75 $1,851
Alaska 17 44 $1,197
Rhode Island 17 34 $770
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 EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
OBERTO TORRES RAFAEL M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled461

MIAMI

Florida

MARIO ANZALDUA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled229

MISSION

Texas

JOSE PENA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

DONNA

Texas

MARCEL TWAHIRWA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled212

EDINBURG

Texas

JAVIER SAENZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled211

LA JOYA

Texas

EDGAR GERMAN-MENA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled210

FORT LAUDERDALE

Florida

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled207

MCALLEN

Texas

RAFAEL UBEDA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled178

HOMESTEAD

Florida

RAYMOND MUSSETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled171

ROMA

Texas

RUTH MILLER NP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled170

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

HAROLD PEAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

MISSION

Texas

ROBERT CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

ALHAMBRA

California

ABDULRAHMAN ALBUSTAMY MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled129

EDINBURG

Texas

JORGE ROBLES MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled126

EL CENTRO

California

FEDERICO LABRADOR P.A

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled120

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

SCOTT SHAW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

DAYTON

Ohio

JORGE GARCIA-ARTEAGA P.A., BSN, RN.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled115

MIAMI

Florida

JANE MAYRIN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled113

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAMES CREEK M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled113

CALEXICO

California

MONZER YAZJI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

EDINBURG

Texas

ERICA CARDONA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

JAMAICA

New York

TIMOTHY BEITTEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

ALFREDO TERRERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

SUNRISE

Florida

DEBRA BATEMAN FNPC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled107

WILMINGTON

North Carolina