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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 2015

1.06M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 227 of 3395

$219M
Retail Cost

Rank: 139 of 3395

1,056,472
Patients

Rank: 88 of 3395

137,694
Prescribers

Rank: 187 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

607K

2011

1.29M

2012

1.39M

2013

1.26M

2014

1.06M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$108M

2011

$234M

2012

$259M

2013

$246M

2014

$219M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$65

2011

$65

2012

$60

2013

$63

2014

$68

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 116,264 116,585 $23.6M
New York 70,663 70,925 $14.6M
Texas 70,239 70,370 $14.6M
Florida 59,311 59,378 $12.3M
Ohio 46,533 46,638 $9.71M
Oklahoma 42,449 42,504 $8.75M
North Carolina 39,584 39,638 $8.23M
Pennsylvania 36,166 36,252 $7.59M
Michigan 34,541 34,608 $7.21M
Georgia 33,472 33,509 $7.01M
Illinois 31,110 31,153 $6.49M
Indiana 27,961 27,992 $5.82M
Tennessee 27,147 27,192 $5.65M
Washington 25,302 25,337 $5.23M
New Jersey 25,245 25,291 $5.21M
South Carolina 21,155 21,166 $4.35M
Arizona 20,714 20,749 $4.23M
Massachusetts 20,129 20,180 $4.21M
Virginia 19,370 19,418 $4.02M
Maryland 19,108 19,148 $3.94M
Missouri 18,723 18,747 $3.85M
Wisconsin 18,222 18,263 $3.86M
Kentucky 17,945 17,964 $3.75M
Minnesota 17,295 17,326 $3.86M
Alabama 17,123 17,166 $3.55M
Louisiana 16,931 16,974 $3.51M
Iowa 14,403 14,425 $2.97M
Oregon 14,061 14,082 $2.88M
Connecticut 11,315 11,338 $2.35M
Kansas 10,272 10,279 $2.12M
Colorado 9,143 9,165 $1.86M
Mississippi 9,128 9,136 $1.9M
West Virginia 8,190 8,206 $1.69M
New Mexico 7,542 7,560 $1.55M
Utah 6,957 6,993 $1.42M
Arkansas 6,951 6,965 $1.43M
Maine 6,755 6,770 $1.4M
Nebraska 5,628 5,635 $1.17M
Idaho 5,321 5,338 $1.1M
Hawaii 4,960 4,970 $1.03M
Delaware 3,732 3,738 $772K
South Dakota 3,588 3,591 $737K
Montana 3,439 3,444 $706K
Nevada 3,373 3,377 $690K
New Hampshire 3,184 3,190 $664K
North Dakota 3,019 3,021 $634K
Rhode Island 2,974 2,979 $625K
Vermont 2,286 2,288 $468K
Wyoming 1,237 1,237 $255K
District of Columbia 804 808 $166K
Alaska 421 421 $85.3K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
DAVID RICHARDS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,951

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

THOMAS WINTERS MD, FACOEM

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled1,929

WALTHAM

Massachusetts

MORGAN VANDERHORST-ALBAUGH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,866

NEWPORT NEWS

Virginia

ALDO CALVO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,825

FORT LAUDERDALE

Florida

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,822

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

LEEWOOD LANE MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled1,771

LEOMINSTER

Massachusetts

KATHLEEN SHERIDAN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,754

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM OAKLEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,736

MOUNT DORA

Florida

RODNEY KOSFELD M.D.

Hematology

Claims Filled1,712

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

WILLIAM GOSSMAN MD

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled1,699

OMAHA

Nebraska

INGELA DANIELSSON-SANDEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,681

HOUSTON

Texas

JEREMY CORBETT MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled1,545

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

CAROLE SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,489

PEMBROKE

Massachusetts

JOHN GROBMAN MD

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled1,479

GILFORD

New Hampshire

RODERICK YOUNG M.D.

Occupational Medicine

Claims Filled1,462

BARBOURSVILLE

West Virginia

MICHAEL HURT MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled1,384

CLARION

Iowa

JOSHUA HIXSON M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,312

SMYRNA

Tennessee

JOHN GAFFNEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,254

MARGATE

New Jersey

STEVEN KIND M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,215

ST LOUIS PARK

Minnesota

PETER SHALIT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,153

SEATTLE

Washington

DALE HAVERSTICK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,129

EMINENCE

Missouri

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,108

NEW YORK

New York

NANCY MCRAE-VOGLER M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled1,059

TYLER

Texas

HUNGANH BUI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,026

LIVINGSTON

Texas

VICTOR AL-MATCHY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,021

STERLING HEIGHTS

Michigan