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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
BARBARA MARSH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled442

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

JUDITH FLORES-GUERRA OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled437

MIAMI

Florida

JESSE DOVICH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled436

UPLAND

California

ROBERT HARBIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled429

ROME

Georgia

ELISA MORINELLI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled424

BELLFLOWER

California

JOSEPH ESHAGIAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled422

LOS ANGELES

California

SCOTT PASTOR MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled421

ATLANTA

Georgia

MAURICE JAMES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled417

JACKSON

Mississippi

EYDIE MILLER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled416

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MITCHELL STEIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled416

BALA CYNWYD

Pennsylvania

D. HALPERN PH.D., M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled414

CHESTNUT HILL

Massachusetts

NORMA BARTON MD PHD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled413

MIAMI

Florida

RONALD MCFARLAND M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled411

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MAMDOUH NAKLA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled411

HARBOR CITY

California

GRACE LEE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled411

WOODLAND HILLS

California

GEETA SHAH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled405

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

POLLY HENDERSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled405

DULUTH

Georgia

JOSEPHA MENSAH-ADUBOFOUR MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled404

STOCKTON

California

JEFFREY RABOWSKY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled403

SACRAMENTO

California

ARTHUR EDELSTEIN M.D.

Optometrist, Vision Therapy

Claims Filled402

LYNWOOD

California

DANIEL LUTZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled401

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

ADRIANA SAKER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled400

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

NAUMAN IMAMI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled398

DETROIT

Michigan

MICHAEL GRESSEL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled397

CLEVELAND

Ohio

JONATHAN EISENGART M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled397

SOUTH EUCLID

Ohio