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SYMBICORT

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

923K
Medicare Part D Claims
$367M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 127,827 $29.3M
California 126,705 $29M
New York 121,462 $27.7M
Texas 100,788 $24M
Ohio 78,960 $19M
Illinois 66,097 $15.4M
Pennsylvania 65,259 $15.1M
North Carolina 62,490 $14.1M
Michigan 57,485 $13.7M
Kentucky 48,979 $11.2M
Georgia 48,719 $11M
Tennessee 45,622 $10.4M
Missouri 45,483 $10.2M
New Jersey 37,546 $8.57M
Indiana 36,565 $8.65M
Massachusetts 36,070 $8.24M
South Carolina 32,189 $7.37M
Virginia 30,316 $7.13M
Alabama 29,902 $6.65M
Arizona 25,473 $6.34M
Arkansas 21,769 $4.81M
Wisconsin 21,420 $4.94M
Oklahoma 21,028 $4.88M
Louisiana 21,018 $4.81M
Mississippi 19,863 $4.34M
Minnesota 19,179 $4.45M
Connecticut 18,728 $4.35M
West Virginia 18,227 $4.19M
Washington 17,321 $4.01M
Iowa 16,900 $3.71M
Maryland 15,714 $3.97M
Kansas 15,099 $3.46M
Colorado 15,000 $3.67M
Oregon 14,494 $3.33M
Nevada 14,370 $3.48M
Nebraska 11,205 $2.49M
Maine 10,139 $2.43M
New Mexico 9,229 $2.19M
Rhode Island 7,478 $1.64M
Puerto Rico 6,953 $1.54M
Idaho 6,679 $1.53M
New Hampshire 6,280 $1.48M
Hawaii 5,893 $1.41M
Utah 5,349 $1.29M
Montana 4,482 $1.02M
North Dakota 4,196 $936K
South Dakota 3,991 $895K
Delaware 3,627 $937K
Vermont 2,592 $616K
Wyoming 2,486 $565K
District of Columbia 1,349 $310K
Alaska 1,193 $289K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for SYMBICORT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE SANCHEZ-MASIQUES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled2,161

MIAMI

Florida

JEFFERY MCCARTNEY M.D.

Claims Filled1,021

JACKSON

Tennessee

CHIDOZIE ONONUJU D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled827

SAGINAW

Michigan

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled767

BECKLEY

West Virginia

FRANCIS LEE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled685

MARIETTA

Ohio

ERNESTO MEJIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled634

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled633

LOS ANGELES

California

JUAN ACEVEDO-CRESPO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled624

CORAL GABLES

Florida

HUAN LE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled563

SAN DIEGO

California

BORIS SAGALOVICH MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled551

BROOKLYN

New York

ALI MAHMOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled539

DETROIT

Michigan

ANDRES REDONDO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled529

MIAMI

Florida

KENNETH SHA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled527

FLUSHING

New York

SURESH ENJETI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled525

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

WAJAHAT KHALIL M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled520

NORFOLK

Nebraska

KIRK NELSON D.O.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled505

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JOHN KING M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled504

MILLEDGEVILLE

Georgia

GNANA SUNDERAM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled502

EAST ORANGE

New Jersey

JOSEPH THORPE MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled483

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DAVID PHAM MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled472

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

CHI LAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled469

MONTEREY PARK

California

VISHNU PATEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled437

PRINCETON

West Virginia

ARUN ADLAKHA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled435

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

JOHN SAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled434

LOS ANGELES

California

THOMAS SLOBIG MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled426

GILBERT

Arizona