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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
GARY JAFFE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled396

AVENTURA

Florida

DOUGLAS RHEE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled395

BOSTON

Massachusetts

PATRICIA FERRELL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled392

HAYWARD

California

DANIEL MESSNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled392

SOUTHERN PINES

North Carolina

JANET BETCHKAL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled391

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JASON SWANNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled389

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

STANLEY HERSH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled388

WATERBURY

Connecticut

RESHAM WADHWANI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled386

WOODLAND HILLS

California

STEPHEN GOODE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled385

FORT WORTH

Texas

ALEXANDER KENT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled385

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

MARK BEILER OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled384

CLEARWATER

Florida

BRIAN WELCOME M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled383

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

WILLIE BOONE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled382

RANCHO PALOS VERDES

California

STEVEN YAPLEE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled375

BAKERSFIELD

California

CLINTON SHEETS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled374

CLEARWATER

Florida

EDWARD LANGLOW MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled373

MANDEVILLE

Louisiana

NELSON NOGUCHI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled372

ANAHEIM

California

CAROL ZIEL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled371

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

FREDERICK RAUSCHER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled367

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

HARRY PAPPAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled367

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

Florida

KEITH KENYON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled366

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES ROBINSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled364

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

MALAZ SAFI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled363

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

KAREN JOOS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled363

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

AHSAN KHAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled362

ANAHEIM

California