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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
MARC KOBLICK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled562

HOLLY HILL

Florida

HENRY MCQUIRTER O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled560

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

GLEN BRINDLEY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled558

TEMPLE

Texas

LOUIS PASQUALE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled555

BOSTON

Massachusetts

STEPHEN DEPPERMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled553

TARPON SPRINGS

Florida

PETER DAWSON MD PA

Claims Filled552

HOUSTON

Texas

EMILIO BALIUS O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled551

CORAL GABLES

Florida

DAVID KIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled543

SAVANNAH

Georgia

MARIANNE FEITL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled541

MERRIONETTE PARK

Illinois

BRIAN CAVALLARO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled537

FRESNO

California

TANIA MARCIC M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled507

LUTHERVILLE

Maryland

ORLANDO CARPIO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled507

MIDDLE VILLAGE

New York

HAMID MANI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled498

CHULA VISTA

California

ERIC GECHTER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled495

CORAL GABLES

Florida

BABAK ELIASSI-RAD MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled486

TAUNTON

Massachusetts

MATHEW WANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled481

LOS ANGELES

California

EDWARD ROCKWOOD MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled479

CLEVELAND

Ohio

ALLEN BECK

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled474

ATLANTA

Georgia

LEO WANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled463

MADISON

Wisconsin

MARGARET SPENCER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled463

PANORAMA CITY

California

BRENT WALKER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled459

ERIE

Pennsylvania

KEVIN GEYER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled457

LANCASTER

California

LOURDES CASUSO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled449

MIAMI

Florida

LAURENCE KAYE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled447

TUCSON

Arizona

ERVIN FANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled442

LOS ANGELES

California