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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
WAYNE DEVANTIER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

PORTSMOUTH

Virginia

STEVEN EYLER O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled60

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

JAMES HABERMAN M.D. P.A.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

UNION

New Jersey

SANJEEV LELE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

TIM MEYER OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled60

GRANT

Nebraska

C SHRADER

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

WICHITA

Kansas

JON BATZER OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled60

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

JACOB ACKERMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

BROOKLYN

New York

JARED YOUNGER MD, MPH

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

ANURAG SHRIVASTAVA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

PALO ALTO

California

ALAN MITCHELL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

BOCA RATON

Florida

FANG TAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

FREMONT

California

NIKOLA RAGUSA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

PLAINVIEW

New York

INJA KIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

BUENA PARK

California

MATTHEW MARANO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled60

ROSELAND

New Jersey

JOSEPH REEVES MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

SAVANNAH

Georgia

CURTIS LOUWAGIE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

MARSHALL

Minnesota

GINA STALBOERGER OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled60

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

SCOTT WEHRLY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

TAVARES

Florida

FRED KURATA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled60

LOS ANGELES

California

DENNIS GOLDEN OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled60

CARTHAGE

Texas

COREY BATISTE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

PEORIA

Arizona

DOUGLAS YOUNG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

EAST STROUDSBURG

Pennsylvania

JUAN PEREZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled59

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JENIFER RAMSOWER O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled59

MELBOURNE

Florida