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PULMICORT

BUDESONIDE

Pulmicort (Budesonide) is an inhaled corticosteroid. It reduces inflammation in the inside lining in your airways by blocking the proteins that trigger inflammation. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

9,381
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1289 of 3362

$7.41M
Retail Cost

Rank: 901 of 3362

2,074
Patients

Rank: 1358 of 3362

1,920
Prescribers

Rank: 1359 of 3362

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it worked well

33%

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

16.9K

2011

9,230

2012

8,749

2013

9,381

2014

6,948

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.15M

2011

$5.74M

2012

$6.81M

2013

$7.41M

2014

$5.08M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$219

2011

$360

2012

$277

2013

$275

2014

$348

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 163 1,064 $757K
New York 182 832 $713K
Ohio 110 549 $421K
Michigan 96 526 $405K
California 115 463 $302K
Connecticut 104 455 $389K
New Jersey 85 400 $362K
Florida 98 396 $306K
Texas 134 364 $312K
North Carolina 94 346 $288K
Massachusetts 63 310 $231K
Kentucky 63 279 $205K
Minnesota 57 243 $217K
Iowa 36 242 $153K
Indiana 48 201 $172K
Illinois 52 194 $141K
Wisconsin 40 184 $142K
Georgia 49 173 $136K
Virginia 42 155 $142K
Washington 23 152 $112K
South Carolina 31 146 $136K
Tennessee 35 137 $108K
Kansas 18 124 $83.4K
New Hampshire 15 112 $89.4K
Louisiana 31 111 $93.6K
Arizona 19 108 $90.1K
Mississippi 31 100 $81.9K
Colorado 24 98 $78.6K
Maryland 23 97 $77K
Missouri 17 88 $75.8K
Oregon 15 86 $68.6K
Nebraska 11 81 $61.7K
Maine 16 78 $78.3K
New Mexico 14 73 $36.2K
Delaware 17 61 $56.3K
South Dakota 54 $37.6K
Oklahoma 21 49 $46.9K
Utah 38 $25.8K
Arkansas 35 $22.4K
Montana 31 $18.9K
North Dakota 28 $17.9K
Alabama 13 25 $30.4K
West Virginia 12 22 $13.8K
Idaho 21 $22.8K
Vermont 19 $13.5K
Rhode Island 17 $15.9K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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