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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
PAULA CARMICHAEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

DOLLY GEEVARGHESE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MARLBOROUGH

Massachusetts

KAKARLA CHALAM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JOE DIXON O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

PERRY

Georgia

THERESA BECHTEL OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

COLLINSVILLE

Virginia

BARRY KERMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ROBERT SNYDER MD PHD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

TUCSON

Arizona

PATRICIA BUEHLER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BEND

Oregon

AHMED NASRULLAH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

LANSDOWNE

Virginia

CARL MARASCALCO OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

GRENADA

Mississippi

NINA KHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

NAZHAT SHARMA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

HOLLISTER

California

PAUL SIETMANN O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

SUNNYVALE

Texas

GERARDO PEREZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

HIALEAH

Florida

AREF RIFAI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

PENSACOLA

Florida

ABRAHAM WILSON O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

MONTROSE

Colorado

TIMOTHY WANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SAN JOSE

California

PAUL GAUDIO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

HARTFORD

Connecticut

CHRISTINE CHUNG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BALA CYNWYD

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM DAVIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

MC MINNVILLE

Tennessee

SPENCER WITCHER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

GLASGOW

Kentucky

CRISTOBAL CRUZ-COLON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

TARPON SPRINGS

Florida

LUIS HADDOCK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BOSTON

Massachusetts

THOMAS ALPREN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JON KOLSTAD OD PC

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

GLASGOW

Montana