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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
DEEP DUDEJA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled64

LA HABRA

California

WILLIAM WAGNON

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled64

LUFKIN

Texas

STEVE WITKIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

WATERVILLE

Maine

JONATHAN HAYMORE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

SPOKANE

Washington

CHAU-PO WEI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

MONTEREY PARK

California

LESLIE SCARLETT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

N CHARLESTON

South Carolina

DOUGLAS KAPPELMANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

SAN ANGELO

Texas

ELEONORA ORLOFF

Optometrist

Claims Filled63

BRONX

New York

WILLIAM NEWBERRY M.D., P.A.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

KAMBIZ MOAZED MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

NEW YORK

New York

DUANE BRYANT MD

Optometrist, Corneal and Contact Management

Claims Filled63

SILVER SPRING

Maryland

MARCUS RHEM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

LANSING

Michigan

EL-ROY DIXON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

ALBANY

Georgia

JON BATZER OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled63

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

STELLA HENNEN MD, MSPH

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

BETSY BLECHMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

CULVER CITY

California

KERRY YOUNG OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled63

ST LOUIS

Missouri

BRUCE PETTIGROVE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

TULSA

Oklahoma

ALEXANDER KATZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

PORT SAINT LUCIE

Florida

SUMEET SHARMA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled63

HOUSTON

Texas

JENIFER RAMSOWER O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled63

MELBOURNE

Florida

MICHAEL SCANAMEO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

MUNCIE

Indiana

LARRY BALDWIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

TEMPLETON

California

THOMAS SAMUELSON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

LORNA EDMUNDS MD PHD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

PORTLAND

Oregon