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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
GORDON JENNINGS OD PC

Optometrist

Claims Filled129

WYTHEVILLE

Virginia

DENIS WENDERS O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled73

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL MALSTROM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

PETER CALDER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled66

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

ELLIOT WERNER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled80

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

YUN HU M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled59

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

KEVIN SHAH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled67

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

ROBERT PENNE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled81

WYNNEWOOD

Pennsylvania

JACQUELINE CARRASCO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled53

WYNNEWOOD

Pennsylvania

LOUIS SANTORE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled73

WYNNEWOOD

Pennsylvania

JULIA JACKSON O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled60

WYNNE

Arkansas

MELANIE SINATRA M.D.F.A.C.S.

Optometrist

Claims Filled62

WYCKOFF

New Jersey

QUANG LE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

PAMELA ANDERSON O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled51

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JOSEPH WILLIAMS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled122

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

EUGENIO CANDAL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled199

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JEREMY MELTZER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled302

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

TAM CHANG PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled191

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

DENNIS ARINELLA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled141

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

SCOTT STEINER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled80

WOOSTER

Ohio

ALLA GOLOVKINA-HYNES MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled119

WOODSTOCK

Virginia

ANGELA DUSSAN OD

Optometrist, Corneal and Contact Management

Claims Filled228

WOODSIDE

New York

CINDY CHOU O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled69

WOODSIDE

New York

VANESSA FANT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

WOODLAWN

Virginia

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

WOODLAWN

Virginia