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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
HANS KIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,508

LOS ANGELES

California

NGOC NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,493

SAN JOSE

California

AMY CHEN O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled1,455

FLUSHING

New York

LILY CHIN OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled1,402

NEW YORK

New York

BRIAN CHO O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O

Optometrist

Claims Filled1,360

NEW YORK

New York

JOSEPH FAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,346

LOMA LINDA

California

DAVID MORA O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled1,314

LAREDO

Texas

R PHILIP DOSS M.D., FACS

Specialist

Claims Filled1,310

LOS ANGELES

California

HUY HOANG O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled1,276

SEATTLE

Washington

SEUNG-HEE CHOI O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled1,255

PALISADES PARK

New Jersey

CHARLES GOLD

Optometrist

Claims Filled1,195

NEW YORK

New York

KHOA NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,195

SAN JOSE

California

ARKADY KAGAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,185

LOS ANGELES

California

JOEL ARONOWICZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,184

MIAMI

Florida

JAI PAREKH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,168

WOODLAND PARK

New Jersey

ARNULFO MANSUR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,166

MIAMI

Florida

BEATA LEWANDOWSKA O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled1,146

DAVIE

Florida

DANA YUEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,141

MONTEREY PARK

California

GRANT LEE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,118

LOS ANGELES

California

RAYMOND FONG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,104

NEW YORK

New York

LIEN NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,099

SAN JOSE

California

SAM NIKOU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,091

GLENDALE

California

SCOTT SCHECTER O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled1,087

MIAMI

Florida

LILLIAM DIAZ VELEZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,053

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

EDWARD BRAUNSTEIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,046

MARLBORO

New Jersey