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AZOPT

BRINZOLAMIDE

Decreases the production of fluids within the eye Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

541K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 328 of 3362

$101M
Retail Cost

Rank: 238 of 3362

138,115
Patients

Rank: 361 of 3362

37,187
Prescribers

Rank: 461 of 3362

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 18,281 74,470 $14M
New York 13,611 54,958 $10.3M
Florida 11,251 43,658 $7.96M
Texas 10,511 38,073 $7.16M
Pennsylvania 6,574 25,232 $4.63M
Illinois 5,526 20,700 $3.84M
New Jersey 4,868 18,480 $3.58M
North Carolina 4,654 18,465 $3.33M
Michigan 4,435 16,082 $3.28M
Ohio 3,780 13,486 $2.64M
Georgia 3,338 12,432 $2.25M
Massachusetts 3,072 12,394 $2.41M
Virginia 2,608 9,465 $1.81M
Missouri 2,489 9,393 $1.73M
Arizona 2,593 8,499 $1.75M
Louisiana 2,115 8,282 $1.46M
Indiana 2,292 8,222 $1.58M
Tennessee 2,230 8,111 $1.51M
Wisconsin 2,155 7,861 $1.46M
Maryland 2,220 7,747 $1.51M
Washington 2,161 7,718 $1.44M
Connecticut 2,006 7,711 $1.46M
South Carolina 1,978 7,566 $1.35M
Iowa 1,719 6,926 $1.21M
Minnesota 1,821 6,832 $1.23M
Oregon 1,682 6,265 $1.16M
Alabama 1,555 5,856 $1.04M
Mississippi 1,252 4,988 $853K
Kentucky 1,240 4,656 $875K
Oklahoma 1,291 4,357 $812K
Colorado 1,246 4,326 $840K
Arkansas 953 3,876 $666K
Maine 803 3,043 $569K
Kansas 850 2,989 $550K
West Virginia 771 2,955 $556K
Nebraska 706 2,689 $469K
New Hampshire 573 2,138 $424K
Hawaii 537 2,126 $422K
Nevada 553 1,943 $377K
New Mexico 533 1,854 $338K
Rhode Island 392 1,800 $312K
Utah 534 1,692 $320K
Idaho 431 1,485 $281K
Delaware 471 1,466 $300K
Montana 330 1,260 $219K
North Dakota 347 1,259 $216K
District of Columbia 346 1,182 $227K
Vermont 241 1,027 $194K
South Dakota 270 1,013 $175K
Wyoming 85 291 $57.3K
Alaska 67 225 $47.8K
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 AZOPT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NGOC NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,836

SAN JOSE

California

JOHN TRIBLE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,040

MARSHALLTOWN

Iowa

JACQUELINE GABAY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled833

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

LOURDES CASUSO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled777

MIAMI

Florida

SHELDON RABIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled752

FLUSHING

New York

ANALISA AROSEMENA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled744

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JORGE RIVERA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled728

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

DAVID SILVA CARABALLO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled705

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico

LAURA SIMS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled701

MIAMI

Florida

HIRAM QUINONES- FERRER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled637

PONCE

Puerto Rico

TUYET-MAI PHAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled626

WESTMINSTER

California

JOHN NICOLAU M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled625

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

AMBER DOBLER-DIXON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled598

AMARILLO

Texas

MATTHEW HECHT M D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled581

LAWNDALE

California

ILONA GENIS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled580

BROOKLYN

New York

JOSEPH KRUG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled574

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

IRINA PANKOVA DO

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled569

BROOKLYN

New York

YUN KIM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled569

LOS ANGELES

California

ARNULFO MANSUR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled561

MIAMI

Florida

HECTOR VILLARRUBIA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled560

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

CUONG-DUNG DO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled553

WESTMINSTER

California

WAYNE SCOTT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled529

BROOKLYN

New York

JUAN NEVAREZ MARRERO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled511

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

ANDRES CORTES MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled509

MIAMI

Florida

SHANNON SMITH MD FACS

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled509

NACOGDOCHES

Texas