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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 2015

907K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 258 of 3395

$170M
Retail Cost

Rank: 168 of 3395

209,995
Patients

Rank: 291 of 3395

45,916
Prescribers

Rank: 428 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 26,013 113,299 $21.4M
New York 23,275 103,081 $19.8M
Florida 17,972 82,462 $13.8M
Pennsylvania 12,435 55,301 $9.8M
Texas 13,631 53,806 $10.5M
New Jersey 8,580 36,310 $7.12M
Ohio 8,182 32,635 $6.86M
Illinois 7,279 29,231 $5.59M
North Carolina 6,744 29,015 $5.02M
Michigan 6,727 24,364 $5.51M
Georgia 5,707 24,124 $4.16M
Massachusetts 5,275 22,125 $4.53M
Virginia 4,210 16,949 $3.33M
Tennessee 3,845 14,934 $2.82M
South Carolina 3,270 14,258 $2.55M
Missouri 3,187 13,788 $2.51M
Connecticut 3,551 13,583 $2.69M
Louisiana 3,051 13,316 $2.31M
Indiana 3,434 13,214 $2.67M
Arizona 3,485 12,748 $2.37M
Maryland 3,285 12,312 $2.63M
Washington 2,922 12,112 $2.26M
Wisconsin 2,618 11,125 $2.14M
Alabama 2,573 10,191 $1.92M
Minnesota 2,145 9,319 $1.61M
Iowa 1,857 9,062 $1.48M
Kentucky 2,217 8,862 $1.75M
Mississippi 2,065 8,799 $1.53M
Oregon 1,750 7,131 $1.36M
Arkansas 1,551 6,793 $1.19M
Oklahoma 1,770 6,730 $1.29M
Colorado 1,799 6,683 $1.31M
West Virginia 1,381 5,938 $1.08M
Hawaii 1,484 5,880 $1.37M
Kansas 1,161 4,882 $827K
New Mexico 982 4,284 $727K
Nebraska 935 4,051 $723K
New Hampshire 850 3,532 $723K
Maine 916 3,393 $722K
Rhode Island 676 3,047 $517K
Nevada 753 2,909 $567K
Utah 663 2,663 $481K
Vermont 561 2,364 $478K
North Dakota 474 2,249 $364K
South Dakota 487 2,129 $372K
Montana 493 2,122 $360K
District of Columbia 526 2,041 $432K
Delaware 590 2,022 $440K
Idaho 454 1,705 $317K
Wyoming 250 1,093 $194K
Alaska 98 373 $77K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
CHARLES NILES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled571

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

ZUHAIR SHIHAB MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled567

LUBBOCK

Texas

KAREN FITZGERALD-SHELTON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled566

HAMPTON

Virginia

R PHILIP DOSS M.D., FACS

Specialist

Claims Filled558

LOS ANGELES

California

LOURDES CASUSO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled552

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD DANKNER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled549

BRONX

New York

JEFFREY BOND MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled548

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

GEORGE ARZENO LOPEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled544

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ARTHUR LU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled544

WESTMINSTER

California

WILLIAM WALTON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled544

MORGANTON

North Carolina

JEFFREY SPITZER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled539

BROOKLYN

New York

GREGORY HARMON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled538

NEW YORK

New York

THANH-LAN QUAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled536

WESTMINSTER

California

DAVID GODFREY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled536

DALLAS

Texas

BARBARA MARSH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled536

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

MIGUEL UNZUETA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled526

LOS ANGELES

California

STEVEN SIMMONS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled524

SLINGERLANDS

New York

ANNISA JAMIL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled518

SEATTLE

Washington

JUAN NEVAREZ MARRERO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled516

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

THOMAS MATERNA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled514

NEWARK

New Jersey

EDWARD CHANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled511

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ROBERT MCGLYNN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled507

PORTLAND

Oregon

MICHAEL TRAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled504

WESTMINSTER

California

SCOTT FUDEMBERG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled502

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SHAMIL PATEL MD, MBA

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled501

GLENDALE

Arizona