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AZOPT

Treats increased pressure in the eye that is caused by glaucoma or a condition called ocular hypertension. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

509K
Medicare Part D Claims
$67.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 80,834 $10.9M
New York 48,771 $6.38M
Florida 44,764 $5.72M
Texas 33,517 $4.44M
Pennsylvania 23,448 $2.99M
Illinois 21,709 $2.82M
New Jersey 19,172 $2.59M
North Carolina 17,063 $2.19M
Michigan 13,680 $1.86M
Georgia 13,332 $1.7M
Ohio 13,245 $1.86M
Massachusetts 10,868 $1.47M
Missouri 9,541 $1.23M
Virginia 9,191 $1.23M
Arizona 8,601 $1.24M
Louisiana 8,487 $1.07M
Washington 8,135 $1.08M
Wisconsin 7,928 $1.03M
Minnesota 7,500 $980K
Indiana 7,475 $1.01M
Tennessee 7,352 $971K
South Carolina 7,043 $891K
Connecticut 6,685 $886K
Iowa 6,577 $825K
Maryland 6,504 $914K
Oregon 6,463 $856K
Mississippi 5,427 $676K
Kentucky 4,967 $678K
Oklahoma 4,949 $658K
Alabama 4,809 $610K
Colorado 3,826 $514K
Arkansas 3,534 $439K
Maine 3,126 $420K
Kansas 3,066 $393K
West Virginia 2,990 $392K
Nebraska 2,583 $323K
Hawaii 2,445 $334K
New Hampshire 2,130 $285K
New Mexico 2,081 $284K
Utah 2,016 $265K
Idaho 1,874 $250K
Nevada 1,728 $237K
Rhode Island 1,707 $213K
Delaware 1,401 $199K
Montana 1,319 $167K
Vermont 1,220 $161K
North Dakota 1,215 $146K
District of Columbia 1,167 $157K
South Dakota 828 $103K
Wyoming 352 $50.6K
Alaska 216 $29.8K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for AZOPT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN TRITTSCHUH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

KALAMAZOO

Michigan

TAYLOR POOLE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

ORRIN SCHEFF MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

GLENVIEW

Illinois

ADAM JACOBOWITZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

CORAL GABLES

Florida

THOMAS PERRAUT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

COLUMBUS

North Carolina

DAVID KWIAT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

AMSTERDAM

New York

RICHARD MILLS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

SEATTLE

Washington

RALPH HESTER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

SUBODH DEBNATH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

CRAWFORDSVILLE

Indiana

GEORGE NARDIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

KAILUA

Hawaii

STEVEN GREENHAW M D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

VALDOSTA

Georgia

RAYMOND CROISSANT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

EDINA

Minnesota

LORNA EDMUNDS MD PHD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

PORTLAND

Oregon

ODALYS MENDOZA VILLAHERMOSA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ADRIANA PALUMBO OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled60

ROSELAND

New Jersey

HOWARD SHORT MD, FACS

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

WASHINGTON

Missouri

JAMES MARTUCCIO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

WARREN

Ohio

CORY BRAME M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

NEWPORT BEACH

California

JAMES PAAUW M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

JAMES HOLLAND MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

JEFFREY MAEHARA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

HONOLULU

Hawaii

NANCY JOHNSON OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled60

ALBANY

Georgia

JOHN COSTELLO DO

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

ONEIDA

New York

LAWRENCE WOLIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled60

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

Illinois

KAI JING MAI

Optometrist

Claims Filled59

BROOKLYN

New York