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VENTOLIN HFA

ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2.71M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 116 of 3395

$150M
Retail Cost

Rank: 190 of 3395

1,111,950
Patients

Rank: 82 of 3395

284,303
Prescribers

Rank: 63 of 3395

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73%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

7%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.82M

2011

2.77M

2012

2.57M

2013

2.39M

2014

2.71M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$117M

2011

$126M

2012

$126M

2013

$125M

2014

$150M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$54

2011

$61

2012

$63

2013

$69

2014

$71

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 101,731 263,822 $13.9M
New York 94,160 245,770 $13.1M
Florida 97,345 237,537 $13.3M
California 75,512 180,497 $9.73M
Michigan 71,029 164,665 $9.37M
Texas 50,117 110,156 $6.28M
North Carolina 36,172 89,488 $4.91M
Georgia 37,616 84,084 $4.5M
Illinois 33,271 81,497 $4.51M
Kentucky 31,222 81,460 $4.31M
Ohio 35,616 77,807 $4.32M
New Jersey 25,676 58,530 $3.18M
Tennessee 22,243 55,962 $3.21M
Washington 24,067 55,416 $3.12M
Arkansas 21,543 54,047 $2.89M
Missouri 22,757 53,361 $2.91M
Minnesota 25,031 50,910 $2.93M
Wisconsin 22,313 48,995 $2.76M
Virginia 21,524 48,762 $2.69M
Indiana 19,350 45,954 $2.66M
South Carolina 19,639 44,845 $2.54M
Oregon 18,693 43,873 $2.39M
Alabama 15,731 40,906 $2.33M
Louisiana 14,661 37,160 $1.98M
Mississippi 15,345 36,837 $1.97M
Massachusetts 13,190 36,613 $2.07M
Maryland 14,651 31,660 $1.79M
Iowa 11,711 27,495 $1.45M
Maine 9,537 27,139 $1.64M
Connecticut 10,370 26,770 $1.49M
Arizona 12,406 25,773 $1.5M
Colorado 10,118 23,937 $1.38M
Oklahoma 8,294 20,697 $1.17M
Nevada 9,682 19,719 $1.14M
Kansas 7,972 18,374 $1.02M
New Mexico 8,801 17,859 $1M
Utah 7,545 14,561 $800K
West Virginia 5,071 13,834 $777K
Idaho 5,372 12,318 $701K
New Hampshire 5,075 12,082 $709K
Hawaii 5,418 11,678 $664K
Nebraska 5,090 11,106 $602K
Montana 4,455 10,595 $592K
Rhode Island 3,663 9,110 $473K
South Dakota 3,077 6,844 $381K
North Dakota 2,231 5,083 $279K
Vermont 1,831 4,488 $270K
Delaware 1,895 4,034 $241K
District of Columbia 1,641 3,497 $182K
Wyoming 1,529 3,327 $191K
Alaska 1,022 2,481 $152K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for VENTOLIN HFA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHARLOTTE MALASKY M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled301

BRONX

New York

AUSBERTO BIANCHI MD

Claims Filled301

MIAMI

Florida

SHAMIMARA BORACHI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled300

HOLIDAY

Florida

JAN MADISON MD

Claims Filled298

JEFFERSON HILLS

Pennsylvania

TRUONG NGUYEN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled297

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MUHAMMAD ALAM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled295

ELMIRA

New York

RUDOLF KHUSID M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled293

YARDLEY

Pennsylvania

MAX MERCADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

LARRY WOLK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

RAMESH PARCHURI M.D,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled286

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

HANY AZIZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled283

BAKERSFIELD

California

TARIQ ABDELKARIM M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled283

HILLSDALE

Michigan

TERRY BAUL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled283

DETROIT

Michigan

MOHAMMAD YAMANI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

CLEARWATER

Florida

MERCEDES FERRERAS

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled278

MIAMI

Florida

LAURIE KILKENNY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled277

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ANAND BHUPTANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled274

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

LIZET VIDAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

MIAMI SPRINGS

Florida

MILDRED ORTIZ VEGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

MIAMI

Florida

JAMES MCCULLOUGH M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled271

METAIRIE

Louisiana

JOSE BOSSBALY M.D.

Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospital

Claims Filled270

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DAVID POHL M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled264

AUSTIN

Texas

CECILIA CALDERON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

BRONX

New York

FRANK ACERRA D.O.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled263

STATEN ISLAND

New York

SHERIF SHERIF MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled259

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York