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SODIUM CHLORIDE

Used to dilute asthma medicine for nebulization. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

345K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 402 of 3238

$5.47M
Retail Cost

Rank: 971 of 3238


Patients

Rank: 3068 of 3238


Prescribers

Rank: 3048 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 42,933 $834K
New York 30,873 $483K
Ohio 25,918 $378K
Florida 23,850 $418K
Illinois 19,424 $331K
Pennsylvania 16,623 $241K
Kentucky 14,418 $242K
Texas 13,357 $239K
Michigan 10,701 $134K
North Carolina 10,119 $193K
New Jersey 9,647 $109K
Indiana 8,893 $138K
Tennessee 8,224 $126K
Missouri 8,167 $139K
Minnesota 7,072 $87.6K
Georgia 6,656 $107K
Alabama 5,808 $73.7K
Virginia 5,647 $87.3K
Louisiana 5,327 $63.2K
Wisconsin 5,312 $69.7K
Maryland 5,159 $64K
Arizona 4,570 $54.6K
Arkansas 4,566 $63.1K
Massachusetts 4,437 $83.3K
Washington 4,405 $79.4K
West Virginia 4,032 $63.1K
Iowa 3,118 $34.5K
Colorado 2,953 $42K
Oklahoma 2,770 $39K
Nevada 2,664 $42.8K
Connecticut 2,371 $41.4K
Kansas 2,359 $41.6K
Mississippi 2,117 $55.6K
Utah 1,949 $25.3K
Oregon 1,899 $31.3K
Nebraska 1,770 $20K
New Mexico 1,679 $14.6K
South Carolina 1,583 $34.4K
Hawaii 1,231 $12.6K
Rhode Island 882 $19.6K
New Hampshire 873 $11.8K
Montana 740 $13.6K
South Dakota 737 $7,881
Idaho 720 $14.9K
Maine 719 $11.5K
District of Columbia 636 $9,194
Delaware 466 $6,613
Vermont 420 $5,513
North Dakota 403 $5,023
Wyoming 350 $4,905
Alaska 332 $6,478
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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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Top prescribers for SODIUM CHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN PACE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled736

CAROL STREAM

Illinois

HELEN KIM MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled627

STATEN ISLAND

New York

ARNALDO ROSA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled562

LUQUILLO

Puerto Rico

HOWARD BRUCKNER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled455

NEW YORK

New York

GHASAN TABEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

RIVERSIDE

California

JAVIER ARROYO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled366

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

RICHARD RUMLEY MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled341

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

DAN MEIRSON MD

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled314

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

PHILIP LIU MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled295

HONESDALE

Pennsylvania

WAREF AZMEH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled284

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

KENNETH MIDDLEBROOKS M.D

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled259

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

LUIS GONZALEZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled258

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

JOHN HATZANTONIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

BRIDGETON

New Jersey

JOSE RIOS COLLAZO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled237

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

HOMA HASNAIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled235

DETROIT

Michigan

DONALD LANZA M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled224

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ABAYOMI AGBEBI M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled219

SALISBURY

North Carolina

ELISA BIRNBAUM MD

Colon Rectal Surgery

Claims Filled219

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

EDUARDO ACLE M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled208

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RAFAEL MOSQUERA FERNANDEZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled207

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

TAMMY WOOD M.S. PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled205

STATEN ISLAND

New York

DANIEL AKIN MD

Otolaryngic Allergy

Claims Filled202

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

RICHARD BUTLIG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled193

CARSON

California

CARLOS JIMENEZ-HUYKE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled189

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ESTEBAN CASTRO-DIAZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled188

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico