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RESTASIS

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 2013

1.34M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 199 of 3238

$471M
Retail Cost

Rank: 43 of 3238

463,326
Patients

Rank: 155 of 3238

80,560
Prescribers

Rank: 276 of 3238

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49%

of people say

it's worth it

29%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 63,638 202,850 $69M
New York 44,668 146,956 $55.8M
Florida 43,352 128,675 $44.3M
Texas 34,487 80,129 $29.8M
Pennsylvania 22,573 67,601 $23.8M
New Jersey 19,090 59,728 $22.2M
Ohio 15,928 45,220 $16.2M
North Carolina 15,948 43,997 $14.9M
Illinois 11,746 34,291 $11.5M
Georgia 12,443 31,926 $11.1M
Michigan 11,954 31,539 $12.1M
Indiana 9,231 24,691 $8.49M
Missouri 9,675 24,492 $8.3M
Massachusetts 7,656 23,901 $8.88M
Tennessee 9,369 23,053 $8.36M
Virginia 8,206 21,591 $8.17M
Alabama 7,465 20,335 $6.56M
Wisconsin 6,249 19,376 $6.27M
Connecticut 7,164 18,489 $7.64M
Washington 6,272 18,064 $6.11M
Minnesota 6,012 18,030 $5.9M
Louisiana 7,010 17,862 $5.94M
Arizona 7,659 17,451 $6.45M
South Carolina 6,638 17,194 $6.02M
Kentucky 6,473 16,207 $6.21M
Maryland 5,380 14,719 $5.71M
Colorado 4,833 13,012 $4.36M
Arkansas 4,399 12,037 $3.68M
Iowa 3,572 11,735 $3.31M
Oklahoma 4,543 11,060 $3.81M
Kansas 3,813 10,596 $3.25M
Mississippi 4,065 10,530 $3.28M
West Virginia 3,858 10,229 $3.62M
Oregon 3,573 9,498 $3.08M
Hawaii 2,786 8,010 $3.06M
Nebraska 2,354 7,711 $2.12M
Nevada 2,692 6,466 $2.52M
Utah 2,427 5,853 $1.92M
Maine 2,041 5,492 $2.22M
South Dakota 1,210 3,984 $973K
New Hampshire 1,468 3,958 $1.47M
New Mexico 1,571 3,917 $1.35M
Rhode Island 1,163 3,847 $1.25M
North Dakota 1,201 3,802 $1.02M
Montana 1,071 3,098 $906K
Idaho 1,295 3,064 $986K
Delaware 875 2,303 $893K
Vermont 713 2,225 $814K
District of Columbia 586 1,577 $570K
Wyoming 496 1,323 $381K
Alaska 459 1,233 $517K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
KEN LIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled751

HONOLULU

Hawaii

SHELDON RABIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled747

FLUSHING

New York

YURI OLEYNIKOV MD, PHD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled744

LOS ANGELES

California

KATHLEEN DENNIS-ZARATE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled744

GLENDALE

California

RICHARD YOUNG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled741

NEW YORK

New York

DOUGLAS BUXTON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled728

NEW YORK

New York

SAM NIKOU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled724

GLENDALE

California

ALAN SOLINSKY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled719

WEST HARTFORD

Connecticut

MIGUEL DE FALCO O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled709

HIALEAH

Florida

ALAN LEAHEY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled707

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

MICHAEL TORTORICI OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled702

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

SAMANTHA CHAI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled701

LOS ANGELES

California

IGOR BENENSON D.O

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled696

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

FERNANDO SILVA OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled695

MIAMI

Florida

FRANK BOWDEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled685

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

ROGELIO CANTU O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled680

HARLINGEN

Texas

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

Optometrist

Claims Filled676

NEW YORK

New York

JOAN LI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled676

FLUSHING

New York

CARMEN ORTIZ BUTCHER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled672

CORAL GABLES

Florida

NICHOLAS STATHOPOULOS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled672

TONAWANDA

New York

NANCY CHENG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled655

FLUSHING

New York

STEVEN LEE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled650

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

LOUIS ALPERN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled649

EL PASO

Texas

DAVID HARDTEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled647

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

TODD MISHIMA OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled646

MONTEBELLO

California