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ZOSTAVAX

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

1.29M
Medicare Part D Claims
$233M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 156,232 $27.7M
Florida 86,392 $15.6M
Pennsylvania 70,397 $12.8M
Ohio 62,347 $11.4M
New York 57,030 $10.3M
Texas 56,632 $10.2M
Michigan 43,210 $7.8M
North Carolina 42,102 $7.71M
Illinois 37,286 $6.88M
Massachusetts 35,881 $6.4M
Minnesota 35,011 $7.02M
Washington 33,883 $6.33M
Georgia 32,704 $6.07M
Missouri 32,545 $5.87M
Tennessee 30,907 $5.56M
Wisconsin 30,119 $5.52M
New Jersey 28,621 $5.15M
Arizona 27,482 $4.91M
Indiana 26,509 $4.83M
Virginia 25,808 $4.66M
Oregon 25,806 $4.66M
Iowa 20,695 $3.76M
Kentucky 20,463 $3.71M
Colorado 18,157 $3.26M
South Carolina 16,676 $3M
Connecticut 16,529 $2.99M
Louisiana 16,527 $2.99M
Oklahoma 15,727 $2.81M
Alabama 14,443 $2.61M
Arkansas 14,409 $2.59M
Kansas 14,022 $2.54M
Maryland 13,067 $2.35M
New Mexico 12,737 $2.25M
Maine 12,005 $2.18M
West Virginia 11,995 $2.17M
Nebraska 11,034 $2.04M
Utah 10,510 $1.89M
Mississippi 8,890 $1.59M
Nevada 8,713 $1.63M
Idaho 8,041 $1.45M
Rhode Island 6,302 $1.15M
South Dakota 5,959 $1.06M
New Hampshire 5,849 $1.07M
Hawaii 5,652 $1.02M
Montana 5,485 $989K
North Dakota 4,048 $754K
Vermont 3,920 $712K
Delaware 3,848 $696K
Wyoming 1,720 $312K
Alaska 841 $157K
District of Columbia 783 $138K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for ZOSTAVAX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SAMUEL KUPFER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,502

MCKEESPORT

Pennsylvania

JEAN-MICHEL HASSAN MD,

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled3,396

LIBERAL

Kansas

MICHAEL STANFORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,347

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

LAYNE KAMALU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,281

KAYSVILLE

Utah

DEIRDRE PHILLIPS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,227

MADISON

Mississippi

MELISSA TONN MD

Preventive Medicine/Occupational Environmental Medicine

Claims Filled3,160

DALLAS

Texas

S. MOHAMMAD MARASHI M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled3,125

SAN DIEGO

California

SUNBAL ZAFAR M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,064

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

TOBIN FISHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,963

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

RICHARD HAUSMAN D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled2,794

COLTON

California

ROBERT ROSEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,741

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JIGISHA AMIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,617

CLEARWATER

Florida

PETER SHALIT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,579

SEATTLE

Washington

JILL MACKEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,408

BEAR

Delaware

DAVID COLVILLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,285

MARSHALL

Minnesota

CHARLES MALIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,279

CONCORD

Massachusetts

THOMAS BUGLIOSI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,216

BROOKFIELD

Wisconsin

FREDERIC STIEG M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,211

HAVERTOWN

Pennsylvania

JAMES RICKETTS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,080

ALPINE

California

FELIX OLASH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,987

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RUSSELL THORNTON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,920

BLUE SPRINGS

Missouri

RALPH HECKARD MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,881

BLACKFOOT

Idaho

WILLIAM GOSSMAN MD

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled1,747

OMAHA

Nebraska

LEEWOOD LANE MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled1,630

LEOMINSTER

Massachusetts

DALE HAVERSTICK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,552

EMINENCE

Missouri