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VICTOZA 2-PAK

LIRAGLUTIDE

Used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

354K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 416 of 3395

$177M
Retail Cost

Rank: 160 of 3395

93,233
Patients

Rank: 434 of 3395

49,301
Prescribers

Rank: 410 of 3395

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it's worth it

91%

of people say

it worked well

27%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

67.7K

2011

141K

2012

227K

2013

302K

2014

354K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$20.8M

2011

$48M

2012

$86.4M

2013

$133M

2014

$177M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$256

2011

$280

2012

$259

2013

$294

2014

$327

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 9,137 30,845 $15.8M
California 7,103 28,805 $14.1M
Florida 6,604 23,658 $12.2M
New York 5,798 22,544 $11.1M
Ohio 4,856 18,546 $9.29M
North Carolina 4,647 17,333 $8.41M
Pennsylvania 3,761 14,167 $7.18M
Missouri 2,985 12,391 $5.92M
Michigan 3,060 10,727 $5.7M
Tennessee 2,970 10,423 $5.21M
Illinois 2,741 10,363 $5.29M
Indiana 2,573 9,488 $4.79M
Georgia 2,510 9,254 $4.53M
New Jersey 2,353 8,863 $4.43M
Virginia 2,093 7,635 $3.83M
Alabama 2,119 7,575 $3.81M
Louisiana 1,749 6,874 $3.25M
South Carolina 1,885 6,661 $3.32M
Arizona 1,892 6,574 $3.45M
Kentucky 1,729 6,541 $3.2M
Massachusetts 1,515 5,959 $3.05M
Minnesota 1,452 5,792 $2.94M
Kansas 1,302 5,564 $2.67M
Wisconsin 1,177 4,653 $2.38M
Oklahoma 1,221 4,610 $2.29M
Iowa 1,013 4,295 $2.02M
Washington 1,142 4,276 $2.24M
Mississippi 1,215 4,190 $2.01M
Connecticut 994 4,010 $2.06M
Arkansas 1,060 3,860 $1.87M
Maryland 1,071 3,446 $1.97M
West Virginia 886 3,265 $1.63M
Oregon 796 3,231 $1.65M
Colorado 825 3,054 $1.55M
Nevada 792 2,872 $1.47M
New Mexico 715 2,787 $1.36M
Nebraska 620 2,738 $1.28M
Idaho 597 2,369 $1.14M
Utah 575 2,273 $1.15M
Montana 451 1,989 $970K
Maine 335 1,179 $606K
Hawaii 308 1,101 $625K
South Dakota 241 1,054 $512K
North Dakota 250 982 $492K
New Hampshire 245 857 $465K
Rhode Island 190 797 $369K
Delaware 230 788 $427K
Vermont 140 549 $287K
Wyoming 142 530 $270K
District of Columbia 93 282 $150K
Alaska 77 248 $131K
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 VICTOZA 2-PAK

Provider Medicare Claims City State
VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled290

VAN NUYS

California

OBERTO TORRES RAFAEL M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled281

MIAMI

Florida

EBELE CHIRA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled279

PARIS

Texas

AJAY KUMAR MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled239

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled233

MODESTO

California

RAUF BABA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled232

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

SERGIO MATHER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled229

FORT MYERS

Florida

TODD DARMODY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled218

FT LAUDERDALE

Florida

STANLEY SCHWARTZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled218

ARDMORE

Pennsylvania

BASIL BURNEY M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled215

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

BRIAN LAKE D.O.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled209

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

ZANDRA PEREZ-CADENA DO

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled201

HOUSTON

Texas

JOHN NICASIO DO

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled196

HOLYOKE

Massachusetts

LUIS BENALCAZAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled195

ELIZABETH

New Jersey

DOROTHY KODZWA

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled194

GASTONIA

North Carolina

STELLA ILYAYEVA PHYSICIAN, P.C.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled194

FOREST HILLS

New York

JAMES CREEK M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled194

CALEXICO

California

KEVIN GANONG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled193

JONESBORO

Arkansas

ROBERT RUSHAKOFF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled192

SAN FRANCISCO

California

HEATHER TODD FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled191

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

GREGORY COOK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled185

MECHANICSVILLE

Virginia

ALFRED OKEKE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled183

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

ZIAD FARAH MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled181

HARWICH

Massachusetts

JEHANARA AHMED M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled177

BEAUMONT

Texas

JUDSON MENEFEE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled171

FAIRHOPE

Alabama