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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 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

1.05M
Medicare Part D Claims
$65.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 157,421 $9.78M
New York 100,924 $6.03M
Florida 93,539 $4.37M
Texas 50,370 $3.84M
Pennsylvania 47,189 $2.71M
Illinois 43,212 $2.68M
Ohio 37,639 $2.04M
Massachusetts 37,209 $2.47M
North Carolina 33,352 $2.08M
Michigan 32,938 $2.32M
Georgia 30,894 $1.68M
New Jersey 25,056 $1.91M
Tennessee 21,877 $1.28M
Virginia 19,829 $1.27M
Louisiana 19,066 $1.22M
Minnesota 18,510 $1.27M
Washington 17,419 $984K
Arizona 17,036 $928K
Indiana 16,448 $1.21M
Missouri 16,177 $901K
South Carolina 16,103 $987K
Maryland 16,045 $986K
Wisconsin 15,570 $1.09M
Mississippi 14,644 $870K
Alabama 14,286 $973K
Connecticut 11,735 $956K
Oregon 11,057 $678K
Iowa 10,298 $659K
Kentucky 9,617 $713K
Colorado 9,541 $512K
Oklahoma 8,565 $609K
Arkansas 8,453 $503K
Kansas 6,972 $429K
Rhode Island 6,609 $448K
New Mexico 5,676 $439K
Nevada 4,820 $284K
Nebraska 4,708 $306K
West Virginia 4,515 $310K
Hawaii 4,383 $286K
Maine 3,989 $307K
New Hampshire 3,971 $225K
Delaware 3,597 $264K
District of Columbia 3,042 $219K
Idaho 2,849 $179K
Utah 2,579 $186K
North Dakota 2,553 $163K
South Dakota 2,459 $120K
Vermont 2,230 $148K
Montana 2,215 $153K
Wyoming 1,025 $70.7K
Alaska 495 $35.8K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALAN DOWNIE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

STILLWATER

Minnesota

VALERIE CRANDALL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

FORT MYERS

Florida

RAJI AYINLA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

IRA ASHER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SOUTH KINGSTOWN

Rhode Island

JASON STEINFELD MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

HOLMDEL

New Jersey

THOMAS CHESTER O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Ohio

HECTOR NEVAREZ M.D., P.A.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ADRIANA PALUMBO OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

ROSELAND

New Jersey

LLOYD LAGRANGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

ELIAS ABBOUD O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

SYRACUSE

New York

ROBERT FLEISCHER OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

WARREN

Ohio

CLAYTON BLEHM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

FRANKLIN

North Carolina

JEENA EAPEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

YONKERS

New York

JOHN BABB M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

THOMAS REDENS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

PAUL LAMA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

NEWARK

New Jersey

CHARLES ZWERLING M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

PAUL AUSTIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

AMSTERDAM

New York

SUDHIR WALAVALKAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

STEVEN THOMAS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

CHANG KANG M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

AURORA

Colorado

PIERRE BRUTUS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

HANS OOSTERBAAN OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

FREDERICKSBURG

Texas

STANLEY KIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

LAWRENCE GREENBERG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

NEEDHAM

Massachusetts