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TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE

TOBRAMYCIN/DEXAMETHASONE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

481K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 353 of 3362

$45.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 426 of 3362

358,631
Patients

Rank: 205 of 3362

78,293
Prescribers

Rank: 299 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

386K

2011

427K

2012

477K

2013

481K

2014

484K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$25.5M

2011

$28.2M

2012

$45.9M

2013

$45.1M

2014

$43.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$20

2011

$29

2012

$32

2013

$38

2014

$39

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 37,265 52,486 $5.13M
New York 35,849 50,941 $4.83M
Florida 33,377 44,329 $4.16M
Texas 19,670 25,699 $2.44M
New Jersey 18,422 24,674 $2.33M
Pennsylvania 17,315 23,491 $2.21M
Illinois 12,174 16,475 $1.53M
Ohio 11,682 15,683 $1.56M
Michigan 11,655 15,294 $1.47M
North Carolina 11,373 14,520 $1.37M
Georgia 10,115 12,783 $1.2M
Alabama 7,417 9,591 $905K
Massachusetts 6,970 9,431 $952K
Tennessee 6,737 8,515 $777K
Virginia 5,984 7,889 $734K
Missouri 5,756 7,886 $738K
Louisiana 5,900 7,542 $706K
Minnesota 5,396 7,297 $711K
Arizona 5,623 7,206 $638K
Connecticut 5,392 7,174 $693K
South Carolina 4,728 6,129 $553K
Indiana 4,714 6,096 $585K
Washington 4,655 5,985 $554K
Kentucky 4,229 5,748 $541K
Maryland 4,340 5,600 $521K
Mississippi 4,223 5,338 $477K
Wisconsin 3,630 4,942 $458K
Iowa 3,407 4,530 $428K
Arkansas 3,215 4,293 $379K
Colorado 3,151 3,957 $356K
Oregon 2,796 3,501 $325K
Hawaii 2,455 3,216 $350K
Oklahoma 2,465 3,020 $278K
Nevada 2,051 2,696 $250K
Kansas 2,084 2,669 $239K
Rhode Island 1,840 2,636 $248K
West Virginia 2,024 2,580 $232K
Nebraska 1,575 2,000 $181K
Utah 1,425 1,821 $170K
Maine 1,373 1,811 $167K
New Hampshire 1,260 1,730 $156K
Delaware 1,349 1,711 $152K
New Mexico 1,325 1,685 $170K
Montana 1,228 1,543 $114K
Idaho 1,091 1,373 $123K
South Dakota 986 1,248 $114K
District of Columbia 685 1,013 $98.6K
North Dakota 776 1,001 $90K
Wyoming 472 609 $53.4K
Vermont 467 581 $56.4K
Alaska 220 286 $28.5K
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 TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LIEN NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled265

SAN JOSE

California

JOHN KIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled264

FORT LEE

New Jersey

ELENA FELDMAN OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled260

BROOKLYN

New York

HANNA SHAMMAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled259

LYNWOOD

California

GLENN PIESCHKE OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled256

OCALA

Florida

MARCOS CALDERON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled256

EL PASO

Texas

ABRAHAM AWAD O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled255

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN PARKER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled250

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

EDUARDO TABOAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled250

HATO REY

Puerto Rico

JONATHAN TILL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled245

ROANOKE

Virginia

THOMAS LANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled241

BLOOMINGTON

Minnesota

MARK MELAMED MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled239

HEWLETT

New York

JOHN ROMANELLI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled238

SMITHTOWN

New York

YURI OLEYNIKOV MD, PHD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled235

LOS ANGELES

California

SCOTT HARRISON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled235

SUN CITY

Arizona

ERIC ROTHCHILD MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled235

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

OSCAR HERNANDEZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled235

CAMUY

Puerto Rico

NOEL PEREZ MD

Claims Filled229

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

LYDIA MATKOVICH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled227

TORRANCE

California

CARLOS VAZQUEZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled226

EL PASO

Texas

HOWARD BELL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled225

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JAMES ELLIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled225

MACON

Georgia

JAMES HUNTER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled225

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

JIMMY CARTER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled224

DOTHAN

Alabama

A COTE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled222

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts