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AZOPT

Decreases the production of fluids within the eye Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

569K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 316 of 3238

$86.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 234 of 3238

151,502
Patients

Rank: 329 of 3238

38,072
Prescribers

Rank: 434 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 20,792 80,265 $12.4M
New York 14,306 56,153 $8.61M
Florida 12,460 46,895 $7.05M
Texas 11,403 39,664 $6.12M
Pennsylvania 7,107 26,423 $3.93M
Illinois 5,784 21,078 $3.2M
North Carolina 5,362 20,345 $2.99M
New Jersey 5,320 19,660 $3.07M
Michigan 4,816 17,015 $2.76M
Ohio 4,265 14,252 $2.27M
Georgia 3,821 13,443 $1.99M
Massachusetts 3,247 12,511 $1.96M
Missouri 2,844 10,303 $1.55M
Virginia 2,832 9,800 $1.54M
Wisconsin 2,532 9,099 $1.4M
Louisiana 2,443 8,836 $1.29M
Arizona 2,857 8,809 $1.47M
Indiana 2,532 8,661 $1.36M
Tennessee 2,475 8,586 $1.31M
Washington 2,437 8,286 $1.27M
Iowa 2,063 7,719 $1.1M
Connecticut 2,140 7,551 $1.15M
Maryland 2,241 7,475 $1.19M
Minnesota 2,053 7,419 $1.11M
South Carolina 1,900 6,910 $1.01M
Oregon 1,790 6,304 $963K
Alabama 1,546 5,574 $817K
Mississippi 1,370 5,078 $718K
Oklahoma 1,442 5,022 $761K
Kentucky 1,379 4,838 $754K
Colorado 1,180 3,983 $634K
Arkansas 1,049 3,861 $550K
West Virginia 913 3,286 $506K
Kansas 942 3,145 $474K
Maine 915 3,083 $484K
Nebraska 776 2,825 $404K
Hawaii 638 2,440 $377K
New Hampshire 602 2,192 $340K
Nevada 663 2,185 $351K
Utah 636 2,037 $313K
New Mexico 558 1,989 $295K
Rhode Island 423 1,723 $245K
Delaware 490 1,577 $259K
Idaho 482 1,568 $242K
Montana 360 1,315 $188K
North Dakota 380 1,299 $183K
District of Columbia 326 1,096 $176K
Vermont 292 1,093 $167K
South Dakota 294 1,047 $149K
Wyoming 91 267 $41.7K
Alaska 71 221 $35.7K
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 AZOPT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ISIDORO ZARCO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled496

MIAMI

Florida

FERNANDO SILVA OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled494

MIAMI

Florida

HECTOR LAURENCIO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled492

CORAL GABLES

Florida

NATALIO IZQUIERDO

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled488

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

HECTOR VILLARRUBIA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled488

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

RAYMOND FONG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled477

NEW YORK

New York

RICHARD HILL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled457

SANTA ANA

California

HERIBERTO MARTINEZ LEBRON

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled453

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

JUAN MALDONADO-MELENDEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled450

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

TAE KIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled448

CERRITOS

California

ANDREW PRINCE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled446

NEW YORK

New York

JUAN NEVAREZ MARRERO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled444

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

HOWARD KUSHNICK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled419

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

YUN KIM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled419

LOS ANGELES

California

ALFRED SOLISH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled416

PASADENA

California

OSWALD RONDON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled415

CORAL GABLES

Florida

GREGORY HARMON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled415

NEW YORK

New York

WALFRED TORRES DAVILA MD

Optometrist

Claims Filled412

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

BRIAN CAVALLARO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled408

FRESNO

California

FRED MANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled408

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE BENITEZ APONTE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled406

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

OMAR PIOVANETTI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled404

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

VALERIANO ALICEA-CRUZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled399

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MARINO BLASINI-TORRES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled396

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ADAM DOSSEY M. D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled394

TYLER

Texas