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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
CARLOS ANAYA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,542

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

THOMAS WINTERS MD, FACOEM

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled1,479

WALTHAM

Massachusetts

ELTON FENNELL M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled1,451

LAWRENCE

Massachusetts

ELSA HADDAD MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled1,379

CLARKSVILLE

Indiana

LISA TKATCH MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled1,326

HARRISBURG

Pennsylvania

BURTON ROUTMAN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,306

HARROGATE

Tennessee

AIMEL AZIZI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,259

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

ROY MAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,246

MYSTIC

Connecticut

SHIRIN PINTO MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled1,195

DARDENNE PRAIRIE

Missouri

BRADLEY RUDGE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,192

FRANKLIN

Tennessee

RODNEY KOSFELD M.D.

Hematology

Claims Filled1,188

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ISIS MILLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,017

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

JAMES RAKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,014

BRUNSWICK

Maine

MARK OLIVER MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled1,001

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

WAYNE ARNOLD D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled971

BALA CYNWYD

Pennsylvania

JOHN DANIEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled949

RICHMOND

Virginia

MAZEN SHAHEEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled904

WICHITA

Kansas

EDWARD CIPOLLA DO, PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled874

SALEM

New Jersey

AURELIUS BRANTLEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled873

FRANKLIN

Virginia

DONNA SWEET MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled867

WICHITA

Kansas

JOHN KHALIFA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled865

EXTON

Pennsylvania

HOLLY DUNN MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled853

BOLIVIA

North Carolina

NELSON SIMMONS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled846

MCKINNEY

Texas

THEODORE DENSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled797

WATERFORD

Michigan

ROBERT BULGARELLI D O

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled779

MEDIA

Pennsylvania