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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
CLARENCE JOUSTRA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

LAMAR

Missouri

RALPH ESSIEN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled185

NEW ROCHELLE

New York

RICHARD CLOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

GLASGOW

Kentucky

BENJAMIN SARSAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

PHOENIX

Arizona

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled181

LORAIN

Ohio

KOMAL CHANDAN M.D

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled178

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

MICHAEL GILHOOLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled177

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

ERIC SOHN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled175

SPOKANE

Washington

ASHRAF ESKANDER MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled174

SAN BERNARDINO

California

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled173

ROCKFORD

Illinois

RAYMOND BANDY MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled172

ROGERS

Arkansas

DEBORAH SATO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

ENGLEWOOD

Colorado

GOPALAKRISHNA LEELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

HAMED KOMAIHA M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled171

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

GEORGE SINGLETARY M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled168

GRETNA

Louisiana

SAMUEL GOLDMAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled164

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

ALI HASSOUN MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled162

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

MATTHEW PATTERSON M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled161

FARIBAULT

Minnesota

JONATHAN FRYER MD

Surgery

Claims Filled161

CHICAGO

Illinois

CHARLES MCSWAIN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

WILLIAM HARLEY M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled159

GASTONIA

North Carolina

CRAIG JORGENSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

HIREN PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

WARREN MILTEER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

ANAHEIM

California