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RESTASIS

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

706K
Medicare Part D Claims
$259M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 138,871 $37.8M
New York 105,588 $30.5M
Florida 92,684 $24.5M
Texas 52,872 $14.8M
Pennsylvania 50,607 $13.6M
New Jersey 40,280 $11.3M
Ohio 34,553 $9.97M
North Carolina 34,161 $8.63M
Illinois 27,324 $7.17M
Georgia 21,801 $5.93M
Missouri 18,700 $4.72M
Indiana 17,368 $4.59M
Virginia 16,986 $4.79M
Massachusetts 16,519 $4.71M
Tennessee 16,443 $4.46M
Michigan 16,043 $4.59M
Minnesota 15,147 $3.85M
Wisconsin 14,602 $3.56M
Alabama 14,291 $3.49M
South Carolina 13,720 $3.72M
Louisiana 13,126 $3.31M
Kentucky 12,935 $3.77M
Arizona 12,276 $3.53M
Washington 11,926 $3.13M
Connecticut 11,699 $3.39M
Maryland 10,722 $3.17M
Arkansas 9,954 $2.33M
Colorado 9,918 $2.57M
Iowa 9,405 $2.07M
Oklahoma 8,879 $2.19M
Mississippi 8,806 $2.19M
Kansas 8,551 $1.92M
Puerto Rico 7,185 $1.59M
West Virginia 7,069 $1.9M
Oregon 6,831 $1.72M
Nebraska 6,716 $1.51M
Hawaii 5,963 $1.87M
Nevada 4,123 $1.22M
Maine 4,033 $1.26M
Utah 3,983 $1.01M
South Dakota 3,588 $684K
New Mexico 3,231 $867K
Rhode Island 3,006 $747K
North Dakota 2,482 $528K
New Hampshire 2,361 $733K
Montana 2,254 $521K
Idaho 2,205 $563K
Vermont 1,651 $438K
Delaware 1,514 $430K
Wyoming 1,294 $307K
District of Columbia 1,082 $297K
Alaska 1,078 $321K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About 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
JOBIE CREAR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

GEORGE ROSENWASSER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

JAMES PARKS OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

TUCSON

Arizona

REX HSEI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SANTA CRUZ

California

EARLE NAKAGAWA O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

KANEOHE

Hawaii

RAMESH KODE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JAMES LUSK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

PETER DEBRY M.D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

BONNIE SILVERMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

YONKERS

New York

LARRY PATTERSON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

CROSSVILLE

Tennessee

CAROLYN QUINN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

PALM BEACH GARDENS

Florida

PHILIP PENROSE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

MONTEREY

California

PATRICIA TSAI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WOODLAND HILLS

California

G PERRIN UNDERWOOD MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

FRANK KILLIAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

MARIO LITANO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

HAL CROSSWELL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

KENT KIRK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

RIVER FOREST

Illinois

DANIEL SCHICKNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

PHILIP MCGANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

FREDERICK

Maryland

HOWARD DISTELMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

GUILFORD

Connecticut

JAMES RANDLEMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

ATLANTA

Georgia

ESI MAIL PHARMACY SERVICE, INC.

Suppliers, Mail Order Pharmacy

Claims Filled50

MARYLAND HEIGHTS

Missouri

BENNY RIVIELLO DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

DASA GANGADHAR MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WICHITA

Kansas