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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
ALPHA ANDERS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

BAKERSFIELD

California

FRED UTHOFF

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MATTHEWS

Missouri

BRIAN HEIMER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

DALE SOLOMON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

SUSAN FANTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

YANKTON

South Dakota

HEMANT SHAH MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

MIAMISBURG

Ohio

M EAST D.O., F.A.C.O.I.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

BOGALUSA

Louisiana

JERROLD SELZER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

MICHAEL BARKOVIAK M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

SCOTT NELSON MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

ASHLAND

Kentucky

PAUL COONEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BARBOURVILLE

Kentucky

PITT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Claims Filled50

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

PATRICK ALCASID M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

STEPHANIE WEIR A.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

FREDERICK YARID M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

SHELDON LYONS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAST LONGMEADOW

Massachusetts

PHILMA OPINALDO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

PETER JEROME M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

AUSTIN

Minnesota

FARID MOOSAVY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

NEWARK

Delaware

TERRY HARRISON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

PARIS

Tennessee

DOROTHY ALBRECHT FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

SALEM

Oregon

LAURI GREIS CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

DAVID RALSTON MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Ohio

HUNG DANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

MICHAEL PAYNE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MT WASHINGTON

Kentucky