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ZOSTAVAX

ZOSTER VACCINE LIVE/PF

Prevents shingles (herpes zoster virus). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.26M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 206 of 3362

$246M
Retail Cost

Rank: 116 of 3362

1,253,200
Patients

Rank: 67 of 3362

145,398
Prescribers

Rank: 175 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 159,419 159,952 $30.4M
Texas 77,334 77,759 $15.2M
New York 76,407 77,144 $15M
Ohio 64,751 65,140 $12.7M
Florida 63,036 63,480 $12.3M
Pennsylvania 58,093 58,312 $11.4M
North Carolina 47,485 47,758 $9.39M
Michigan 43,522 43,669 $8.55M
Oklahoma 41,771 41,904 $8.25M
Illinois 35,062 35,214 $6.98M
Georgia 34,504 34,701 $6.89M
Tennessee 30,640 30,766 $6.01M
Washington 29,562 29,639 $5.79M
New Jersey 29,137 29,438 $5.74M
Indiana 28,063 28,160 $5.57M
Massachusetts 26,950 27,147 $5.32M
Arizona 24,213 24,330 $4.69M
Wisconsin 23,999 24,184 $4.81M
Maryland 23,811 23,946 $4.67M
Missouri 23,844 23,929 $4.66M
Minnesota 22,138 22,271 $4.61M
Virginia 21,619 21,693 $4.22M
South Carolina 20,799 20,848 $4.04M
Alabama 18,801 18,876 $3.67M
Oregon 17,469 17,522 $3.38M
Louisiana 17,304 17,355 $3.38M
Iowa 14,593 14,639 $2.85M
Kentucky 14,191 14,229 $2.79M
Connecticut 13,681 13,822 $2.68M
Delaware 11,877 11,911 $2.32M
Colorado 11,223 11,268 $2.17M
Kansas 10,998 11,024 $2.16M
Nevada 10,147 10,179 $1.96M
West Virginia 9,758 9,777 $1.88M
Mississippi 8,578 8,603 $1.67M
New Mexico 8,194 8,225 $1.59M
Utah 8,108 8,173 $1.57M
Maine 8,078 8,156 $1.59M
Arkansas 7,960 7,998 $1.54M
Nebraska 7,210 7,231 $1.43M
Idaho 6,338 6,353 $1.24M
Hawaii 5,571 5,591 $1.09M
Rhode Island 5,019 5,032 $986K
New Hampshire 4,852 4,872 $955K
South Dakota 3,964 3,979 $768K
Montana 3,856 3,865 $750K
North Dakota 3,470 3,481 $694K
Vermont 2,406 2,418 $471K
Wyoming 1,360 1,361 $266K
District of Columbia 1,016 1,024 $195K
Alaska 612 614 $118K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
ALAN ANTHONY MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled4,840

LOGANSPORT

Indiana

MAGDY GIRGIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled4,791

CHEVERLY

Maryland

SUNBAL ZAFAR M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled4,566

ARLINGTON

Texas

MELISSA TONN MD

Preventive Medicine/Occupational Environmental Medicine

Claims Filled4,408

DALLAS

Texas

DONALD DAEKE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled4,407

MUNCIE

Indiana

ROBERT GRISCHY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,985

MASON

Ohio

ZAHEER SHAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,840

NORTH SMITHFIELD

Rhode Island

JAMES WHETSTONE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,711

MILLERSPORT

Ohio

KAREN DONALDSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,623

BALTIMORE

Maryland

KENNETH PATRIC MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,524

HIXSON

Tennessee

PETER SHALIT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,442

SEATTLE

Washington

JILL MACKEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,412

MIDDLETOWN

Delaware

SHAZIA SHEIKH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,273

HOUSTON

Texas

KEVIN TULIPANA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,253

TULSA

Oklahoma

OMOLARA OTAIGBE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,058

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

DAVID POSNER DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled3,009

ELLICOTT CITY

Maryland

GEOFFREY WOO-MING M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,935

RANCHO CORDOVA

California

JOHN KHALIFA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,742

EXTON

Pennsylvania

DAVID LEE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,699

DUBLIN

Ohio

LAYNE KAMALU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,699

KAYSVILLE

Utah

NICOLE WOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,623

PEMBROKE

Massachusetts

MARTHA SOCOLOFSKY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,423

TOPEKA

Kansas

DAVID RICHARDS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,357

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

THOMAS WINTERS MD, FACOEM

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled2,306

WALTHAM

Massachusetts

WILLIAM GOSSMAN MD

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled2,261

OMAHA

Nebraska