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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
SHARI SMITH D.O.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled594

JOPLIN

Missouri

LOUIS ZAKO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled593

GRANT

Michigan

CAMILLE HINOJOSA MD, MPH

Occupational Medicine

Claims Filled580

WILLIAMSPORT

Pennsylvania

RALPH HECKARD MD

General Practice

Claims Filled579

POCATELLO

Idaho

WARREN SILVERMAN M.D.

Occupational Medicine

Claims Filled578

LATHAM

New York

JENNIFER HANRAHAN D.O.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled568

CLEVELAND

Ohio

WAYNE ARNOLD D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled547

BALA CYNWYD

Pennsylvania

DAVID VORAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled526

PLATTE CITY

Missouri

FRANK WADE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled523

MAGEE

Mississippi

MARTHA BUCHANAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled522

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

PETER COLDWELL M.D.

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled522

FREDERICKSBURG

Texas

NESTOR SHUST MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled513

WASHINGTON

Missouri

BETSY MANOR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled508

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

DONALD WALLERSON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled501

BRONX

New York

CHARLES ADDINGTON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled488

WOLFFORTH

Texas

JIM LI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled476

FLUSHING

New York

MARY FETH

Pediatrics

Claims Filled456

WASHINGTON

Missouri

JAMES MILLER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled448

WEST MEMPHIS

Arkansas

ZANE GATES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled428

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

GREGORY LONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled427

OSHKOSH

Wisconsin

CATHY HURLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled427

KERRVILLE

Texas

MAULIK SHAH MD, PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled425

GAINESVILLE

Florida

PETER WISNIEWSKI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled424

PRINCE FREDERICK

Maryland

SUSAN BAILEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled424

ROCHESTER

New York

PETER SINTON M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled413

PONCA CITY

Oklahoma