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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
BENJAMIN MAGNO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled360

KENSINGTON

Maryland

JOHN TRIBLE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled359

MARSHALLTOWN

Iowa

VIKAS CHOPRA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled358

LOS ANGELES

California

HOWARD SAVAGE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled357

LARGO

Maryland

LARRY PERICH D.O.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled355

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

TOMMY COFFMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled354

PALM SPRINGS

Florida

RON GALLEMORE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled352

TORRANCE

California

J. HENRY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled350

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

EUGENIO CANDAL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled348

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MICHAEL MAY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled347

PORTLAND

Oregon

ANN LOPEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled347

SAN DIEGO

California

ROSS PARKS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled346

KISSIMMEE

Florida

PAMELA HENDERSON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled345

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

BRIAN LEE MD

Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospital

Claims Filled343

LOS ANGELES

California

ERYNN YANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled342

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

JOHN HOUSEHOLDER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled341

OXNARD

California

ROBERT BAUM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled341

CORAL GABLES

Florida

BRIAN LONG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled339

FAYETTEVILLE

Georgia

GORDON WUEBBOLT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled338

WARREN

Pennsylvania

SIMON LAW MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled338

LOS ANGELES

California

ZUHAIR SHIHAB MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled338

LUBBOCK

Texas

BENJAMIN QUAMINA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled337

BOSTON

Massachusetts

JEFFREY KAMMER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled335

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

AMY HSIEH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled335

BELLFLOWER

California

DAVID CHOI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled334

RIVERSIDE

California