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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
LAMA AL-ASWAD M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled616

NEW YORK

New York

SALOMON ESQUENAZI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled612

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM WALTON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled610

MORGANTON

North Carolina

ANGEL RIVERA-CASTRO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled584

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL MALEY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled584

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

JORGE FERNANDEZ BAHAMONDE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled579

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

TUYET-MAI PHAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled579

WESTMINSTER

California

GREGORY HARMON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled576

NEW YORK

New York

DAVID GODFREY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled573

DALLAS

Texas

BENJAMIN CHUN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled554

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

STEVEN SIMMONS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled547

SLINGERLANDS

New York

JOHN NICOLAU M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled544

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JUAN HORTA-SANTINI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled538

BRONX

New York

KAREN FITZGERALD-SHELTON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled535

HAMPTON

Virginia

RICHARD DANKNER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled534

BRONX

New York

KENNETH COHN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled533

SOUTH GATE

California

DANA YUEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled528

LOS ANGELES

California

ZUHAIR SHIHAB MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled528

LUBBOCK

Texas

JOSEPH LEE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled521

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSEPH SASSANI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled520

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

EDWARD CHANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled520

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

NORMA BARTON MD PHD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled520

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERTO ROIZENBLATT M.D., PH.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled518

MONTEBELLO

California

R PHILIP DOSS M.D., FACS

Specialist

Claims Filled515

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT BARNES MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled514

AURORA

Illinois