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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
NIKHIL WAGLE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled297

SILVIS

Illinois

KATHERINE OCHSNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled295

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

THANH-LAN QUAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled294

WESTMINSTER

California

ISIDORO ZARCO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled292

MIAMI

Florida

MARSHALL CYRLIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled292

BINGHAM FARMS

Michigan

DAVID KIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled292

SAVANNAH

Georgia

RONALD CARONIA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled290

LYNBROOK

New York

CELSO TELLO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled289

NEW YORK

New York

GORDON MONTGOMERY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled288

NATIONAL CITY

California

ELIZENDA CEBALLOS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled287

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

JEFFREY LIEBMANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled286

NEW YORK

New York

ANTHONY DEVINCENTIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled285

SYRACUSE

New York

ALFRED SOLISH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled284

PASADENA

California

DANIEL HADDAD M.D.,P.C.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled284

TROY

Michigan

HAMID MANI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled283

CHULA VISTA

California

ROXANNE JOSEPH OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled283

NEW YORK

New York

VIKAS CHOPRA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled283

PASADENA

California

ALAN SOLINSKY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled282

WEST HARTFORD

Connecticut

EDWARD SUNG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled281

WHEATON

Illinois

OSCAR HERNANDEZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled280

CAMUY

Puerto Rico

JEFFREY WINSTON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled279

FULLERTON

California

HARVEY DUBINER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled278

MORROW

Georgia

RAMON BERRIOS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled278

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

STEPHEN GOODE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled278

FORT WORTH

Texas

ANDREW RABINOWITZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled278

PHOENIX

Arizona