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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
ERIC SMITH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled54

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

JOHN KIELY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled54

BALTIMORE

Maryland

SUZANNE OFFEN O. D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled54

WESTFIELD

New Jersey

RODGER BODOIA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled54

OLYMPIA

Washington

LOREN SCHRENK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled54

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

DAVID SCHWARTZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled54

TULSA

Oklahoma

CHANDA GRIESSEL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled54

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

MICHAEL LAIR OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled54

MORRIS

Minnesota

PHILLIP GENDELMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled54

BURLINGTON

Massachusetts

THOMAS EISWERTH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

MENTOR

Ohio

VALARIE OVERTON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled54

SCARSDALE

New York

THEODORE SAMES OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled54

ELIZABETH

Pennsylvania

RICHARD HISCOX DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

NANTICOKE

Pennsylvania

ETHIRAJ RAMCHANDER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled54

LEESBURG

Florida

MELANIE MCCARTY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled54

TUCSON

Arizona

ANDREW BROWN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled54

TEANECK

New Jersey

GEORGE RICKARD D.O.

Optometrist

Claims Filled53

BROOKVILLE

Pennsylvania

PAULA CARMICHAEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

VIRGINIA KLAIR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled53

ALAMOSA

Colorado

KEITH WILLIAMSON M.D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled53

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

ROGELIO ZALDIVAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

MIAMI

Florida

PAMELA THERIOT O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled53

GREEN VALLEY

Arizona

EDUARDO ALFONSO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled53

MIAMI

Florida

MARC BLOOMENSTEIN OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled53

PHOENIX

Arizona

INNING CHEN O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled53

TUCSON

Arizona