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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
JOHN FASSIO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

J WOODHAMS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled63

ATLANTA

Georgia

NATALIA KRAMAREVSKY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

NEW ULM

Minnesota

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled62

DUBLIN

Georgia

STEPHEN SLOCUM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled62

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

ABNER LUTHER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled62

BOAZ

Alabama

MARTIN MAYERS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

BRONX

New York

ROBERT BECHTEL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

MOSHE SZLECHTER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERT BLOCK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

MERIDEN

Connecticut

CHRISTINA MILLER OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled62

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

VIET BUI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

VIJAY GOPAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

LONG BEACH

New York

ALVIN TAO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

MARK VOLPICELLI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

MOUNTAIN VIEW

California

MARK LEBOWITZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

BROOKLYN

New York

SIDNEY SIMONIAN D.O.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

MADISON HEIGHTS

Michigan

BARRY MYERS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

BOCA RATON

Florida

JAMES BLASCO OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled62

DES MOINES

Iowa

STEVEN DAY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

SPOKANE

Washington

KELLY LORENZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

CARTER GUSSLER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

ASHLAND

Kentucky

STEPHEN CHANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

GLENDALE

California

MICHAEL PANKRATZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled62

COLUMBUS

Indiana

CHRISTOPHER ALLEE O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled62

BELLAIRE

Texas