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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
JOHN PUGLISI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled325

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

WAYNE SCOTT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled325

BROOKLYN

New York

GEORGE TAKEDA O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled325

GLENDORA

California

DAVID LEHMANN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled324

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MICHELLE ROBISON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled324

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

SARWAT SALIM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled320

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

MICHAEL SOPER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled319

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

THANH-LAN QUAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled318

WESTMINSTER

California

ANGEL RIVERA-CASTRO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled318

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

KAREN TODD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled315

VERO BEACH

Florida

MAHMOUD KHAIMI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled312

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JORGE BOTERO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled311

LAWRENCE

Massachusetts

DEBORAH ALEXANDER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled308

WESLACO

Texas

MARSHALL CYRLIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled307

BINGHAM FARMS

Michigan

MEHRDAD AGHAI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled305

GARDENA

California

JOSEPH DEVENUTO . M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled304

FAIRLESS HILLS

Pennsylvania

KAI WONG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled303

BAKERSFIELD

California

JORGE HERNANDEZ RUIZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled302

PONCE

Puerto Rico

RONALD FELLMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled300

DALLAS

Texas

A COTE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled297

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

ROBERTO ARGUELLO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled297

MCALLEN

Texas

DAVID KIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled296

SAVANNAH

Georgia

ALAN SOLINSKY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled296

WEST HARTFORD

Connecticut

ARNULFO MANSUR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled295

MIAMI

Florida

JESSE DOVICH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled293

UPLAND

California