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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
OSCAR MENDEZ TURINO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled438

MIAMI

Florida

AARON FESER

Optometrist

Claims Filled436

YANKTON

South Dakota

CARLOS BUZNEGO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled431

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID GWYNN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled430

MISSION VIEJO

California

NANCY TSAI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled428

NEW YORK

New York

ALEJANDRA UCHIO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled427

DELANO

California

JUDITH FLORES-GUERRA OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled425

MIAMI

Florida

MARCO FABREGA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled419

MIAMI

Florida

ALAN SOLINSKY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled418

WEST HARTFORD

Connecticut

FERNANDO SILVA OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled415

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEPH GIRA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled413

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ANDREW NAING M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled410

NEW YORK

New York

ELENA FELDMAN OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled405

BROOKLYN

New York

KAREN TODD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled399

VERO BEACH

Florida

FIONA PATHAY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled397

BRONX

New York

ALEXANDER KABIRI O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled397

QUEENS VILLAGE

New York

HANS KIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled392

LOS ANGELES

California

JUSTO FELIPE M.D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled392

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ALMA OLIVOS-ASARIAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled391

BROOKLYN

New York

WEI LIAO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled390

FLUSHING

New York

JOHN PARK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled388

EDISON

New Jersey

JOHN SHEPPARD M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled387

NORFOLK

Virginia

SHARON WILLIAMS O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled385

BRONX

New York

DANA YUEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled384

LOS ANGELES

California

IRINA PANKOVA DO

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled383

BROOKLYN

New York