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ZOSTAVAX

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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.39M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 194 of 3238

$259M
Retail Cost

Rank: 95 of 3238

1,385,249
Patients

Rank: 57 of 3238

149,084
Prescribers

Rank: 161 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 190,672 191,324 $34.8M
Florida 98,626 98,968 $18.4M
New York 93,373 94,071 $17.5M
Ohio 69,039 69,329 $13M
Texas 66,089 66,359 $12.4M
Pennsylvania 58,690 59,004 $11M
Michigan 53,039 53,166 $9.96M
North Carolina 49,913 50,068 $9.43M
Georgia 37,179 37,329 $7.17M
Washington 36,249 36,340 $6.78M
Illinois 33,067 33,212 $6.28M
New Jersey 31,122 31,506 $5.82M
Indiana 30,757 30,841 $5.77M
Wisconsin 29,688 30,320 $5.73M
Massachusetts 28,719 29,268 $5.41M
Oregon 27,598 27,648 $5.09M
Missouri 26,835 26,911 $4.99M
Virginia 26,010 26,099 $4.85M
Arizona 25,991 26,070 $4.78M
Delaware 25,230 25,299 $4.77M
Minnesota 23,515 23,703 $4.79M
Tennessee 23,619 23,684 $4.41M
South Carolina 18,671 18,713 $3.46M
Kansas 18,303 18,347 $3.41M
Iowa 18,208 18,294 $3.4M
Nevada 18,219 18,267 $3.39M
Louisiana 17,591 17,669 $3.28M
Kentucky 16,939 16,989 $3.19M
Connecticut 15,462 15,668 $2.91M
Oklahoma 15,147 15,206 $2.8M
Alabama 14,906 14,974 $2.78M
Maryland 14,633 14,777 $2.72M
Arkansas 14,717 14,750 $2.72M
Colorado 13,008 13,065 $2.42M
West Virginia 11,767 11,805 $2.19M
Maine 10,061 10,211 $1.88M
New Mexico 9,774 9,812 $1.81M
Nebraska 9,421 9,447 $1.78M
Utah 9,390 9,444 $1.74M
Idaho 7,051 7,066 $1.32M
Mississippi 6,813 6,830 $1.24M
Hawaii 6,060 6,068 $1.12M
South Dakota 5,281 5,309 $975K
New Hampshire 5,131 5,138 $962K
Montana 4,575 4,590 $851K
North Dakota 4,066 4,081 $783K
Rhode Island 3,767 3,788 $690K
Vermont 3,086 3,090 $578K
Wyoming 1,402 1,406 $264K
District of Columbia 908 917 $166K
Alaska 815 817 $152K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
ERIC SOHN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled559

SPOKANE

Washington

FRIDAY SIMPSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled535

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

HARINDER TAKYAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled524

TUCSON

Arizona

JEFFREY DAVIES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled505

WINDSOR

Connecticut

TERRY DWELLE MD, MPHTM

Pediatrics

Claims Filled498

BISMARCK

North Dakota

DAVID SMITH MD, MPH

Claims Filled486

PLYMOUTH

Wisconsin

RUSSELL THORNTON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled479

BLUE SPRINGS

Missouri

CALVIN COCHRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled472

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

RONALD BUSS M.D

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled468

PALM SPRINGS

California

DAVID GUTH M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled466

GREAT FALLS

Montana

ZANE GATES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled443

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

SHANE KRAUS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled441

RICHMOND

Virginia

TIMOTHY SCHMIDT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled436

YORBA LINDA

California

DAVID PARKS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled434

ST LOUIS

Missouri

FREDERIC CIVISH

Family Medicine

Claims Filled423

WEST VALLEY

Utah

STEVEN LARSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled409

RESTON

Virginia

ZANDRA LOPEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled408

MIAMI

Florida

JOSETTE PALMER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled395

SICKLERVILLE

New Jersey

GALE HAYDOCK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

BOSTON

Massachusetts

CHARLES HUGHES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled386

LEVELLAND

Texas

GARY RIGGS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled383

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

BETSY MANOR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled367

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JOHN GAFFNEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled366

MARGATE

New Jersey

JOSEPH MINER MD

Public Health General Preventive Medicine

Claims Filled347

PROVO

Utah

WILLIAM WEEKS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled347

OMAHA

Nebraska