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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
HASAN RIZVI MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled154

BAY SHORE

New York

GABRIEL NURIEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled151

ORLANDO

Florida

DANIEL DICOLA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled150

LATROBE

Pennsylvania

MARIA ATIENZA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled149

CORBIN

Kentucky

GNANA SUMATHI NAINI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled148

PLANO

Texas

KIN-KWAN CHEUK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

MARSHALLTOWN

Iowa

EMOKPOLO AIDEYAN MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled147

GALLUP

New Mexico

KAROL HENDRICKSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled147

ESCANABA

Michigan

AMIR HAJIMOMENIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled146

NORFOLK

Virginia

SLOBODAN JUGO PSC

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled145

GREENVILLE

Kentucky

EMAD ELBADAWY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled143

CLEVELAND

Ohio

JONG JIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

CHICAGO

Illinois

STEVE KIM MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled140

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

New Jersey

KATHERINE CARIAS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled139

ASHLAND

Kentucky

BETH CLARK DO

Specialist

Claims Filled139

FISHERTOWN

Pennsylvania

ROBERT ARYEETEY MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled138

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

KIMBERLY CORNELIUS M.D.

Claims Filled138

MOUNT VERNON

Kentucky

ARA SOGHOMONIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

FRESNO

California

LESLIE DIAZ MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled134

NORTH PALM BEACH

Florida

KAMBIZ AFRASIABI M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled132

ANAHEIM

California

SHANNON BRANFORD NP

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled132

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

TIMOTHY SPRENKLE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

LAMAR

Missouri

PAUL CHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

CLARKSVILLE

Tennessee

FELIX CHU MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled131

SEATTLE

Washington

THOMAS RUSHTON MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled131

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia