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RESTASIS

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

1.1M
Medicare Part D Claims
$334M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 167,643 $50.3M
New York 124,158 $39.3M
Florida 109,447 $32.8M
Texas 59,792 $19.1M
Pennsylvania 56,839 $16.9M
New Jersey 50,309 $16.2M
Ohio 38,633 $12.1M
North Carolina 36,221 $10.5M
Illinois 30,845 $9.09M
Georgia 25,350 $7.69M
Michigan 22,304 $7.26M
Missouri 20,309 $5.91M
Indiana 19,288 $5.59M
Massachusetts 19,245 $6.04M
Virginia 18,685 $6.01M
Tennessee 18,149 $5.67M
Wisconsin 17,378 $4.75M
Minnesota 16,814 $4.8M
Louisiana 15,802 $4.56M
Connecticut 15,641 $5.35M
Alabama 15,425 $4.26M
South Carolina 15,027 $4.54M
Washington 14,453 $4.23M
Kentucky 14,386 $4.72M
Arizona 13,831 $4.49M
Maryland 11,822 $3.86M
Colorado 11,163 $3.28M
Arkansas 10,806 $2.94M
Iowa 10,217 $2.53M
Oklahoma 10,019 $2.91M
Mississippi 9,741 $2.72M
Kansas 9,034 $2.3M
West Virginia 8,008 $2.39M
Oregon 7,480 $2.11M
Nebraska 6,971 $1.71M
Hawaii 6,590 $2.27M
Nevada 5,005 $1.67M
Maine 4,845 $1.65M
Utah 4,288 $1.23M
Rhode Island 3,609 $1.03M
South Dakota 3,548 $771K
New Mexico 3,508 $1.1M
North Dakota 2,924 $698K
New Hampshire 2,839 $935K
Idaho 2,576 $721K
Montana 2,478 $657K
Vermont 1,858 $546K
Delaware 1,819 $574K
Wyoming 1,525 $391K
District of Columbia 1,275 $395K
Alaska 1,252 $456K
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 »

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Top prescribers for RESTASIS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SILVIA COLEMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

BRIAN BRIGHTMAN O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

LINCOLN

Nebraska

RAYMOND GAILITIS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

MARGATE

Florida

MARNIX HEERSINK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

DOTHAN

Alabama

RICHARD TSCHETTER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BUTTE

Montana

BRIAN MCGUINNESS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

EAST PATCHOGUE

New York

AMY BLUE O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

MARION

Virginia

JOHN PARENT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

JOE ELLIS O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

BENTON

Kentucky

RONALD VITTONE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

LATROBE

Pennsylvania

CLAYTON BLEHM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

FRANKLIN

North Carolina

RICHARD DAMIANO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

LITTLETON

Colorado

DENNIS WINGFIELD MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

NORTH LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

WILLIAM LEMASTERS D.O.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SUNBURY

Pennsylvania

GREGORY COHEN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

RENO

Nevada

LOAN TRAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

NORWALK

California

JIVIN TANTISIRA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WAILUKU

Hawaii

MICHAEL HALSTED MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

OMAHA

Nebraska

ERIC DUDENHOEFER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SANDUSKY

Ohio

THOMAS MAUGER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Ohio

DIANE WALKER OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

SPRUCE PINE

North Carolina

BRADLEY KEPP O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

DILLON

Montana

JUAN SALINA M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled50

HIALEAH

Florida

RICHARD JOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

New Jersey

WILLIAM BOOTHE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

LUBBOCK

Texas