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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
HOWARD GREENE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled278

FLORENCE

South Carolina

OMAR DUKAR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled278

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

JAMES SAVAGE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled276

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MICHAEL KOREY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled275

CHICAGO

Illinois

RON GALLEMORE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled273

TORRANCE

California

CRAIG MORGAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled271

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

JOSEPH HOSNER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled271

KALAMAZOO

Michigan

MICHELLE ROBISON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled270

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

M HALL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled270

MARSHALL

Texas

JASON ZHAO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled268

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

GEORGE ARZENO LOPEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled268

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

JOSEPH DEVENUTO . M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled268

FAIRLESS HILLS

Pennsylvania

JOHN SAMPLES

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled268

PARKER

Colorado

ROBERT ROTHMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled268

BETHPAGE

New York

DAVID SMITH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled268

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

ANDREW CHO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled265

LOS ANGELES

California

ERIC PURDY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled261

BLUFFTON

Indiana

A COTE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled261

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

MICHAEL VU M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled260

WESTMINSTER

California

MICHAEL SAVITT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled260

LIBERTYVILLE

Illinois

OMAR MOBIN-UDDIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled259

NEW BRUNSWICK

New Jersey

COURTLAND SCHMIDT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled259

BALA CYNWYD

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM SPONSEL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled258

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ROBERTO ROIZENBLATT M.D., PH.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled257

MONTEBELLO

California

SHYUN JENG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled257

TORRANCE

California