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ALPHAGAN P

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Treats increased pressure in the eye caused by open-angle glaucoma or a condition called hypertension of the eye (ocular hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

946K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 249 of 3362

$155M
Retail Cost

Rank: 169 of 3362

219,166
Patients

Rank: 280 of 3362

46,592
Prescribers

Rank: 420 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

826K

2011

856K

2012

949K

2013

946K

2014

907K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$94.1M

2011

$110M

2012

$140M

2013

$155M

2014

$170M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$164

2011

$177

2012

$181

2013

$190

2014

$205

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 26,237 114,566 $19.2M
New York 24,859 111,063 $18.8M
Florida 18,025 82,509 $11.9M
Pennsylvania 12,775 57,896 $8.83M
Texas 14,378 56,677 $9.7M
New Jersey 8,921 38,105 $6.6M
Ohio 8,530 33,779 $6.22M
Illinois 7,606 31,108 $5.22M
North Carolina 7,127 30,960 $4.68M
Michigan 7,158 26,130 $5.3M
Georgia 5,824 24,668 $3.81M
Massachusetts 5,531 22,977 $4.13M
Virginia 4,536 18,325 $3.18M
Tennessee 3,887 15,508 $2.52M
South Carolina 3,592 15,077 $2.35M
Indiana 3,722 14,147 $2.54M
Missouri 3,411 14,143 $2.3M
Arizona 3,667 13,480 $2.23M
Louisiana 3,022 13,215 $2.04M
Connecticut 3,503 13,117 $2.28M
Maryland 3,385 12,690 $2.36M
Washington 3,113 12,616 $2.06M
Wisconsin 2,789 11,748 $2M
Alabama 2,747 10,896 $1.8M
Minnesota 2,300 9,712 $1.45M
Kentucky 2,413 9,696 $1.68M
Mississippi 2,203 9,475 $1.43M
Iowa 1,880 9,111 $1.32M
Oregon 1,956 8,065 $1.33M
Arkansas 1,691 7,427 $1.13M
Oklahoma 1,889 7,009 $1.2M
Colorado 1,842 6,974 $1.15M
Hawaii 1,564 6,472 $1.23M
West Virginia 1,501 6,401 $1.05M
Kansas 1,267 5,279 $775K
Nebraska 944 4,153 $639K
New Mexico 919 3,804 $587K
Maine 924 3,624 $639K
New Hampshire 795 3,484 $589K
Rhode Island 810 3,299 $498K
Nevada 816 2,993 $505K
Utah 700 2,682 $437K
Montana 571 2,517 $362K
South Dakota 510 2,432 $355K
North Dakota 527 2,355 $326K
Delaware 662 2,258 $431K
Vermont 497 2,248 $380K
District of Columbia 599 2,236 $431K
Idaho 454 1,744 $282K
Wyoming 239 1,234 $194K
Alaska 115 431 $76.9K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 ALPHAGAN P

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT ARLEO MD, PC

Specialist

Claims Filled50

ITHACA

New York

JORGE RIVERA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

NORTH DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

PEZHMAN NAZEMI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

THOUSAND OAKS

California

MARK WEISS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

TULSA

Oklahoma

LEE BROCK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

FREDERICKSBURG

Virginia

DAWN MANCUSO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MADISON

Alabama

ANTONIO RUIZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

STEPHEN HUDOCK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SAYRE

Pennsylvania

JANE FISHLER

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BOSTON

Massachusetts

ELIZABETH LOVE M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

ORCHARD PARK

New York

GEORGE CHING MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BRAWLEY

California

ELIZABETH OTEIZA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

KENDRIA CARTLEDGE OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

JEFFREY LAUF O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

NAPOLEON

Ohio

YURI ARVAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

RONCEVERTE

West Virginia

RAY BIRKENKAMP M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

MITCHELL

South Dakota

DOUGLAS BULL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SAVOY

Illinois

LUSINE SOGHBATYAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

LAWRENCE JACOBSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT ROSENSTEIN O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

DURHAM

North Carolina

CRAIG WILKERSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

HELENA

Montana

ANTHONY CULOTTA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

PASADENA

California

EDWARD LEE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

ENCINO

California

ERNEST LANGHAM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

OAKLAND

California

BARRETT GINSBERG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

FORT MYERS

Florida