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AZOPT

Treats increased pressure in the eye that is caused by glaucoma or a condition called ocular hypertension. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

353K
Medicare Part D Claims
$58.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 77,216 $9.79M
New York 43,321 $5.28M
Florida 37,528 $4.47M
Texas 30,489 $3.79M
Pennsylvania 22,173 $2.64M
Illinois 20,251 $2.42M
Puerto Rico 18,324 $2.09M
North Carolina 15,616 $1.86M
New Jersey 15,273 $1.89M
Ohio 12,172 $1.6M
Georgia 11,893 $1.4M
Michigan 11,120 $1.39M
Massachusetts 10,369 $1.3M
Missouri 9,072 $1.08M
Arizona 8,224 $1.11M
Virginia 8,160 $1.01M
Washington 7,862 $964K
Louisiana 7,358 $866K
Minnesota 7,020 $845K
Wisconsin 6,972 $844K
Indiana 6,760 $848K
Tennessee 6,643 $801K
South Carolina 6,508 $759K
Oregon 6,161 $770K
Maryland 6,156 $803K
Iowa 6,088 $703K
Connecticut 5,258 $643K
Mississippi 4,929 $568K
Oklahoma 4,723 $579K
Kentucky 4,606 $578K
Alabama 4,472 $522K
Colorado 3,472 $449K
Arkansas 3,072 $354K
Maine 2,994 $374K
West Virginia 2,864 $352K
Kansas 2,813 $338K
Hawaii 2,429 $312K
New Hampshire 2,093 $256K
Nebraska 2,077 $246K
New Mexico 2,030 $259K
Utah 1,839 $221K
Idaho 1,737 $213K
Rhode Island 1,530 $179K
Delaware 1,484 $190K
Nevada 1,420 $182K
Montana 1,286 $150K
Vermont 1,175 $145K
North Dakota 1,097 $125K
District of Columbia 1,052 $127K
South Dakota 786 $91.5K
Wyoming 288 $39.1K
Alaska 263 $33.5K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths 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
CHRISTOPHER TORTORA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WAHIAWA

Hawaii

WEN CHEN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

EAST ALTON

Illinois

RONALD MCKEY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SAINT JOSEPH

Michigan

DAVID CANO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

GARY NARKAUS OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

NEWARK

New Jersey

ROBERT CASANOVA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

OPELOUSAS

Louisiana

RYAN VERXAGIO OPC

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

HALLANDALE BEACH

Florida

SEAN BAHRI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

NEWPORT BEACH

California

GREGORY BUTLER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

BEN BAKER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BARTLESVILLE

Oklahoma

CHERYL KHANNA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

MICHAEL COOPER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BURLINGTON

Massachusetts

SAMUEL ALLEN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

LAWRENCE

Massachusetts

DAVID BOYER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

HUSAMUDDIN ANSARI M.D., PH.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BOSTON

Massachusetts

LOAN TRAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

NORWALK

California

RICHARD MANKA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

SARA VEGH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

LIBERTYVILLE

Illinois

E. M. BRENDAN WYATT

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SELMA

Alabama

JOYCE CHOE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

VANCOUVER

Washington

C. YEE M. D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

SCOTT HAGEN OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

REDWOOD FALLS

Minnesota

RICHARD LASONDE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

PORTSMOUTH

New Hampshire

YONAH HAMLET M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

NANCY JOHNSON OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

ALBANY

Georgia