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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
HAITHAM AZEM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

BEDFORD

Ohio

C WILLIAMSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

MILLEDGEVILLE

Georgia

JULIUS WELBORN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

ANGELA CRISP M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

JOHN TISDALL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

BELLINGHAM

Washington

RANDALL HORINE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

PHUC LE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

LOS ANGELES

California

UNC HOSPITALS AND PHARMACY

Claims Filled55

CHAPEL HILL

North Carolina

JACQUELINE HILTON O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled55

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

GERARD SCHMITZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

MENOMONEE FALLS

Wisconsin

DOUGLAS WEBB MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS

Ohio

THOMAS YAU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

SILVER SPRING

Maryland

JAMES HABERMAN M.D. P.A.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

UNION

New Jersey

MARK JOHNSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

SUN CITY WEST

Arizona

CHARLES REING M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled55

WAYNE

New Jersey

CONSTANCE SMITH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled55

BLYTHEVILLE

Arkansas

GEORGE DIMITRI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

METAIRIE

Louisiana

AUDRIUS RUKSENAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ALLEN MOK OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled55

MESA

Arizona

KEITH MERCER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

GRASS VALLEY

California

WILLIAM BECKER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

DAVID PAINE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

DECATUR

Georgia

CARLOS MONTOYA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

HUNTINGTON PARK

California

DEAN VER MULM OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled55

EMMETSBURG

Iowa

MICHAEL CAMP O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled55

BRADENTON

Florida