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RESTASIS

CYCLOSPORINE

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.57M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 179 of 3395

$774M
Retail Cost

Rank: 32 of 3395

544,602
Patients

Rank: 141 of 3395

89,706
Prescribers

Rank: 274 of 3395

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52%

of people say

it's worth it

31%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

959K

2011

1.11M

2012

1.34M

2013

1.47M

2014

1.57M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$259M

2011

$337M

2012

$471M

2013

$601M

2014

$775M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$135

2011

$141

2012

$147

2013

$156

2014

$170

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 75,595 256,484 $117M
New York 52,334 172,726 $90.1M
Florida 48,566 132,046 $64.5M
Texas 39,319 93,463 $49.3M
Pennsylvania 27,181 77,260 $39.7M
New Jersey 21,883 67,617 $36.6M
Ohio 17,888 50,650 $25.6M
North Carolina 18,103 47,695 $23.7M
Illinois 16,120 46,949 $22.5M
Georgia 15,255 39,249 $18.9M
Michigan 14,100 38,425 $20M
Missouri 11,319 29,342 $13.8M
Massachusetts 9,285 28,050 $15.1M
Indiana 10,146 27,182 $13.2M
Virginia 9,806 25,781 $13.5M
Tennessee 10,662 25,607 $13.3M
Connecticut 9,777 24,438 $15M
South Carolina 9,453 23,479 $12M
Alabama 8,513 22,656 $10.6M
Washington 7,619 22,551 $10.5M
Arizona 9,502 22,371 $11.1M
Wisconsin 7,233 21,873 $9.9M
Minnesota 7,389 21,075 $10M
Maryland 7,341 19,274 $10.5M
Louisiana 7,467 19,185 $8.71M
Kentucky 7,363 19,140 $9.77M
Colorado 6,352 16,046 $7.8M
Arkansas 4,726 12,919 $5.43M
Iowa 3,936 12,399 $5.05M
Oklahoma 5,030 12,089 $5.99M
Kansas 4,251 11,833 $5.04M
Mississippi 4,408 11,417 $4.96M
West Virginia 4,235 11,276 $5.57M
Oregon 4,216 11,075 $4.94M
Hawaii 3,303 9,540 $5.31M
Nebraska 2,566 8,241 $3.25M
Nevada 3,253 7,958 $4.31M
Utah 2,704 6,210 $2.9M
Maine 2,314 5,862 $3.48M
New Hampshire 2,054 5,511 $3.14M
New Mexico 1,843 4,934 $2.31M
North Dakota 1,371 4,311 $1.65M
South Dakota 1,387 4,294 $1.54M
Idaho 1,637 3,968 $1.81M
Rhode Island 1,205 3,735 $1.77M
Montana 1,228 3,327 $1.38M
Vermont 1,040 2,598 $1.61M
Delaware 940 2,522 $1.38M
District of Columbia 738 2,055 $1.08M
Wyoming 627 1,644 $716K
Alaska 469 1,300 $759K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 RESTASIS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAFAEL PALMEROLA MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

MALATHI TADAKAMALLA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEES SUMMIT

Missouri

MARK JACOBSON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

New York

AARON WAITE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

KATHY TAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

JASON DIMMIG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BEND

Oregon

KAY ROYAL OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

TOCCOA

Georgia

HANGJUN JANG M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLUSHING

New York

LADONA WILSON O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

KENNETH SALL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

ARTESIA

California

DAVID NGUYEN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROSEMEAD

California

EFRAIN TORRES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

SANJAY PATEL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

MCKINNEY

Texas

SAMUEL YANKELOVE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

NEHAL PATEL-CHILLE O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

ORCHARD PARK

New York

PETER FREITAG O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

WARSAW

New York

ELLEN PAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

JOHN WONG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WOODLAND HILLS

California

KATIE ABATA O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

APPLETON

Wisconsin

JILIN BAI M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

SANTA CLARITA

California

NORMAN ZAFFATER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BOSSIER CITY

Louisiana

GREGORY GOLDMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

CORNWALL

New York

JEFFREY PAYNE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

VENEZELA SLADE-HARTMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

ELI CHANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California