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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
JACQUELINE GABAY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled649

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

GREGORY HARMON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled640

NEW YORK

New York

ARTHUR BENJAMIN M. D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled640

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

MANUEL AIRALA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled639

MIAMI

Florida

GEORGE SALIB MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled624

MONTEBELLO

California

LOUIS ALPERN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled614

EL PASO

Texas

LAURO GUERRERO O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled611

HARLINGEN

Texas

MARTIN KIM OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled606

PALISADES PARK

New Jersey

MARY CHENG

Optometrist

Claims Filled605

CITY OF INDUSTRY

California

JOSHUA JOHNSTON OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled600

HUNTINGTON BEACH

California

RANJAN MALHOTRA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled592

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JULIET CHUNG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled590

LOS ANGELES

California

BEATA LEWANDOWSKA O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled589

MIAMI

Florida

JONATHAN GROHSMAN MD PHD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled584

JENKINTOWN

Pennsylvania

RICHARD YOUNG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled582

NEW YORK

New York

MICHAEL TORTORICI OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled578

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

EMILIO BALIUS O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled573

CORAL GABLES

Florida

DOUGLAS BUXTON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled571

NEW YORK

New York

ALEJANDRO ESPAILLAT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled566

MIAMI

Florida

NHU NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled559

HOUSTON

Texas

ESI MAIL PHARMACY SERVICE INC

Suppliers, Mail Order Pharmacy

Claims Filled558

BENSALEM

Pennsylvania

DAVID HARDTEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled554

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

TRUNG NGUYEN M.D.

Technician/Technologist, Ophthalmic

Claims Filled549

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

JORGE CAMACHO MD, PA

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled548

TAMARAC

Florida

TUYET-MAI PHAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled543

WESTMINSTER

California