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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
SHAKIL KHAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled268

TOLEDO

Ohio

SALIM ABOU JAOUDE MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled267

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

MARK PETERS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled264

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

KENNETH MAR MD

General Practice

Claims Filled264

RUTLAND

Vermont

EUGENIO ARMENDARIZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

EL PASO

Texas

CAROLINA SEE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled262

WENATCHEE

Washington

MICHAEL WERT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled261

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

ERICA HUGHES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled260

BURNET

Texas

TU TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

SAN DIEGO

California

UMBREEN LODI MD

Allergy

Claims Filled258

ATLANTA

Georgia

LORNALYN CARRILLO M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled257

DALY CITY

California

JAMES HANSBROUGH M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled256

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

MOHAMMAD MAHBOOB MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled256

TOLEDO

Ohio

JOHN WHITE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled255

CHRISTIANSBURG

Virginia

NAVIN JAIN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled255

TOLEDO

Ohio

THOMAS RAIMONDO

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled255

WARWICK

Rhode Island

RUDOLF KHUSID M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled255

BRISTOL

Pennsylvania

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled253

DESOTO

Texas

KAM LAU MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled253

RIVERSIDE

California

JOSEPH WEST MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled252

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

HERBIE BRYAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled251

ALBEMARLE

North Carolina

BHARAT JAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled251

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

JOHN SADAJ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled250

NAMPA

Idaho

WILLIAM THOMAS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled250

HARVEST

Alabama

SOMNATH NAIK M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled250

LUMBERTON

North Carolina