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ZOSTAVAX

ZOSTER VACCINE LIVE/PF

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

835K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 264 of 3393

$180M
Retail Cost

Rank: 178 of 3393

833,710
Patients

Rank: 109 of 3393

123,800
Prescribers

Rank: 209 of 3393

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.29M

2012

1.39M

2013

1.26M

2014

1.06M

2015

835K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$234M

2012

$259M

2013

$246M

2014

$219M

2015

$181M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$183

2012

$187

2013

$196

2014

$207

2015

$217

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 96,993 97,188 $20.6M
Texas 62,789 62,905 $13.6M
Florida 55,670 55,714 $12.1M
New York 50,911 51,105 $11M
Ohio 34,686 34,744 $7.58M
North Carolina 29,785 29,813 $6.47M
Pennsylvania 29,326 29,371 $6.4M
Michigan 27,672 27,700 $6.01M
Georgia 25,383 25,402 $5.56M
Illinois 24,894 24,919 $5.45M
Tennessee 22,217 22,242 $4.82M
Washington 21,239 21,263 $4.59M
Oklahoma 20,825 20,840 $4.45M
Indiana 20,707 20,738 $4.51M
New Jersey 19,726 19,756 $4.26M
Massachusetts 17,771 17,826 $3.87M
South Carolina 17,306 17,325 $3.73M
Virginia 16,863 16,882 $3.65M
Arizona 16,722 16,738 $3.57M
Kentucky 15,576 15,604 $3.41M
Louisiana 14,701 14,724 $3.18M
Missouri 13,921 13,929 $3M
Alabama 13,015 13,038 $2.82M
Wisconsin 12,698 12,706 $2.81M
Minnesota 11,488 11,509 $2.66M
Connecticut 11,063 11,082 $2.41M
Maryland 10,651 10,666 $2.3M
Oregon 10,383 10,390 $2.23M
Iowa 9,601 9,606 $2.08M
Kansas 7,837 7,842 $1.7M
Arkansas 7,026 7,034 $1.52M
Mississippi 6,997 7,007 $1.53M
New Mexico 6,860 6,868 $1.48M
Colorado 6,575 6,590 $1.41M
Utah 6,025 6,066 $1.29M
West Virginia 5,790 5,792 $1.24M
Maine 5,507 5,525 $1.19M
Idaho 4,247 4,251 $907K
Nevada 4,150 4,152 $888K
Nebraska 4,119 4,123 $903K
Hawaii 3,704 3,707 $805K
South Dakota 2,765 2,770 $595K
New Hampshire 2,699 2,706 $586K
Delaware 2,632 2,636 $570K
Montana 2,581 2,581 $553K
Rhode Island 2,292 2,293 $503K
North Dakota 2,078 2,081 $455K
Vermont 1,386 1,387 $299K
Wyoming 1,004 1,005 $217K
District of Columbia 552 552 $120K
Alaska 432 432 $91.9K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 ZOSTAVAX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
VENKATACHALAM MULUKUTLA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled24,845

EL PASO

Texas

MAULIK SHAH MD, PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled17,397

GAINESVILLE

Florida

CELINE GISBERT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled13,499

PENSACOLA

Florida

ROBERT SHERWIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled12,813

DETROIT

Michigan

RUSHDI ALUL DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled12,581

CHICAGO

Illinois

RICHARD CLARK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled12,440

MARIETTA

Ohio

CEDRIC DAVIS M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled11,257

PLANTATION

Florida

BAHAREH KHAVARIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled11,117

MISSION VIEJO

California

DANIEL BAUER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled9,324

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

ELIZABETH ROMERO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled8,251

CORONA

California

SOPHIE TOYA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled8,165

GARY

Indiana

VITALY NAZAROV MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled8,036

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

PAYAM BENSON MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled6,630

BERGENFIELD

New Jersey

JOHN EWALD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled6,587

NORTH QUINCY

Massachusetts

DONALD MEYER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled6,236

CEDARBURG

Wisconsin

DESPINA TRIGENIS D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled5,438

DARIEN

Connecticut

MICHAEL STANFORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled5,379

VESTAVIA

Alabama

IKENNA NZEOGU D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,862

LORTON

Virginia

LLOYD VANWINKLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,610

CASTROVILLE

Texas

ROGER PEARCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled4,231

THIEF RIVER FALLS

Minnesota

JOHN MURRAY M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled3,923

SAN GABRIEL

California

WINNIE MANN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled3,889

REDMOND

Washington

SANUL CORRIELUS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled3,655

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

AYMAN KHAFAGI MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled3,643

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

OMOLARA OTAIGBE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,422

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi