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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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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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
ALDO CALVO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,240

FORT LAUDERDALE

Florida

JOHN GAFFNEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,239

MARGATE

New Jersey

LISA TKATCH MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled1,235

HARRISBURG

Pennsylvania

NELSON SIMMONS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,179

MCKINNEY

Texas

LAURIE MONTAGUE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,178

CLAREMONT

New Hampshire

SHIRIN PINTO MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled1,177

DARDENNE PRAIRIE

Missouri

RODERICK YOUNG M.D.

Occupational Medicine

Claims Filled1,149

BARBOURSVILLE

West Virginia

PETER COLDWELL M.D.

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled1,111

FREDERICKSBURG

Texas

RASAI ERNST M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,107

NAPLES

Florida

PETER MORRIS MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled1,082

RALEIGH

North Carolina

SHELLEY OVERHOLT-THIESEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,065

CROSBY

Minnesota

NEAL KRAUS

Hospitalist

Claims Filled1,032

ENGLEWOOD

Colorado

MYTHILI BHARADWAJ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,001

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled941

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

HUNGANH BUI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled936

LIVINGSTON

Texas

MICHAEL RUBIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled932

BARTLETT

Tennessee

MARK LIU DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled912

HONOLULU

Hawaii

DONNA SWEET MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled896

WICHITA

Kansas

HENRY ARST MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled882

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

JOHN DANIEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled857

RICHMOND

Virginia

KEVIN SWITZER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled855

ST CLOUD

Minnesota

CHRISTOPHER SOUTHWICK M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled836

MANHATTAN

Kansas

MARK OLIVER MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled811

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

JAMES RAKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled784

BRUNSWICK

Maine

JOSEPH DIMARIA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled780

UTICA

New York