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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
JOHN FRITZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled297

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

GILBERT WITTE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled296

OLEAN

New York

RICHARD HUGHES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled295

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

JOSEPH KUEI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled294

MONTEREY PARK

California

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled292

MIAMI

Florida

GANESH AKULA M.D

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled292

ORLANDO

Florida

AHMAD IBRAHIMBACHA M,D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled292

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

CARLOS SANTOS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled292

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

WILLIAM CHINN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled291

COLUMBUS

Ohio

KEITH CLANCE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled288

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

JEFFREY DICKERSON MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled286

MAYSVILLE

Kentucky

PANKAJ PATEL M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled285

MIDLAND

Texas

MARIO MAGCALAS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled281

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

CHRISTIAN MALUF MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled281

MCALLEN

Texas

SANG LEE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled280

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

GEORGES YACOUB MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled278

TROY

Ohio

MINH TRAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled277

HOUSTON

Texas

JAMES HUGHES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled275

BISMARCK

North Dakota

IDALMIS SANTANA-PORBEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled275

HOMESTEAD

Florida

NEIL LABOVE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled274

WARWICK

Rhode Island

FIRAS KOURA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled273

HAZARD

Kentucky

VALERIE VELHO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled272

WEST BURLINGTON

Iowa

MICHAEL DIMEO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled272

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

JULIO PARDAVE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled271

HIALEAH

Florida

MARK ADELMAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled270

BOCA RATON

Florida