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BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Brimonidine is in a class of drugs called alpha adrenergic agonists. Brimonidine works by decreasing the amount of fluid in the eyes. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

729K
Medicare Part D Claims
$57.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 144,570 $8.68M
New York 90,267 $4.83M
Florida 87,861 $4.08M
Texas 45,248 $3.3M
Pennsylvania 43,962 $2.44M
Illinois 38,309 $2.21M
Massachusetts 33,201 $2.09M
Ohio 33,119 $1.69M
North Carolina 31,217 $1.99M
Georgia 27,647 $1.49M
Michigan 27,159 $1.89M
Puerto Rico 23,767 $720K
New Jersey 22,460 $1.63M
Tennessee 18,545 $1.02M
Minnesota 18,213 $1.13M
Virginia 17,267 $1.08M
Louisiana 16,632 $1.05M
Missouri 15,992 $833K
Washington 15,780 $895K
Arizona 15,468 $797K
Indiana 14,734 $1.07M
Maryland 14,529 $867K
South Carolina 14,384 $888K
Wisconsin 13,338 $852K
Mississippi 12,653 $727K
Alabama 12,307 $767K
Connecticut 10,167 $747K
Oregon 9,849 $617K
Iowa 9,747 $584K
Kentucky 9,223 $676K
Colorado 8,518 $468K
Oklahoma 8,001 $548K
Arkansas 7,607 $483K
Kansas 6,826 $404K
Rhode Island 6,199 $414K
New Mexico 4,984 $367K
Nebraska 4,498 $276K
West Virginia 4,471 $292K
Nevada 4,312 $249K
Hawaii 4,019 $260K
Maine 4,017 $297K
New Hampshire 3,821 $216K
Delaware 3,067 $204K
District of Columbia 2,955 $201K
North Dakota 2,630 $159K
Idaho 2,426 $147K
Utah 2,334 $161K
South Dakota 2,314 $123K
Montana 2,049 $134K
Vermont 1,883 $129K
Wyoming 1,029 $73K
Alaska 385 $28.1K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANALISA AROSEMENA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,908

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ROBERTO BERAJA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,472

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JOHN BENEKE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,185

ORLANDO

Florida

EULOGIO GONZALEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled971

BRONX

New York

ISAAC VERGARA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled933

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

ANDRES CORTES MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled903

CORAL GABLES

Florida

BABER ALI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled835

BALDWIN PARK

California

RICHARD TAMESIS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled818

LOMA LINDA

California

ALEXEI MORACZEWSKI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled745

MIAMI

Florida

TINA TILLIS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled708

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

WORLDSTER LEE M D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled706

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ANDREW RABINOWITZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled691

PHOENIX

Arizona

PRITHVI SANKAR MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled687

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

BRIAN CRICHLOW M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled672

ROANOKE RAPIDS

North Carolina

DONALD CENTNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled671

ORLANDO

Florida

SHIU KWOK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled661

SAN FRANCISCO

California

TAE KIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled652

CERRITOS

California

BEATA LEWANDOWSKA O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled620

MIAMI

Florida

BRIAN FLOWERS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled614

FORT WORTH

Texas

THOMAS LANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled603

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

KATHERINE LOFTFIELD MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled603

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

MARCO FABREGA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled602

MIAMI

Florida

SHELDON RABIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled584

FLUSHING

New York

NGOC NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled582

SAN JOSE

California

NADDIA BARRIOS O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled579

HIALEAH

Florida