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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
ALEXANDER WU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled538

FLUSHING

New York

EMMA VINARSKY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled537

BEVERLY HILLS

California

NICHOLAS STATHOPOULOS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled535

TONAWANDA

New York

ANALISA AROSEMENA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled532

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ALICE EPITROPOULOS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled530

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ILONA GENIS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled529

BROOKLYN

New York

ANNA BENTSIANOV M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled519

BROOKLYN

New York

OSCAR MINOSO Y DE CAL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled506

CORAL GABLES

Florida

OSWALD RONDON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled503

CORAL GABLES

Florida

IGOR BENENSON D.O

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled500

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ROGELIO CANTU O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled497

HARLINGEN

Texas

RANDAL PHAM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled490

SAN JOSE

California

JOSEPH LEE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled489

LOS ANGELES

California

LEON FUTORAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled489

BROOKLYN

New York

SVETLANA TSIPURSKY

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled483

GLENVIEW

Illinois

LAWRENCE MINARDI

Specialist

Claims Filled483

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled478

EAGLE PASS

Texas

MICHAEL TRAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled474

WESTMINSTER

California

TAEWHA MOON O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled469

PALISADES PARK

New Jersey

MIGUEL DE FALCO O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled467

HIALEAH

Florida

STEVEN LEE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled466

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

NGOC NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled465

SAN JOSE

California

NADDIA BARRIOS O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled457

HIALEAH

Florida

MARK HERSCHEL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled452

ORLANDO

Florida

DAVID MORA O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled446

LAREDO

Texas