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SODIUM CHLORIDE

Used to dilute asthma medicine for nebulization. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

191K
Medicare Part D Claims
$10.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 36,400 $1.4M
New York 26,410 $798K
Ohio 25,168 $665K
Florida 23,964 $768K
Illinois 20,263 $542K
Kentucky 16,304 $528K
Pennsylvania 14,954 $465K
New Jersey 14,834 $532K
Indiana 9,564 $698K
Michigan 9,464 $229K
Texas 9,422 $327K
Tennessee 7,843 $209K
Georgia 7,700 $280K
North Carolina 7,590 $226K
Virginia 7,103 $186K
Missouri 6,728 $238K
Minnesota 6,593 $129K
Maryland 6,253 $160K
Alabama 6,220 $198K
Louisiana 5,612 $146K
Wisconsin 4,974 $127K
Massachusetts 4,602 $97.5K
Arizona 4,564 $116K
West Virginia 3,898 $136K
Puerto Rico 3,687 $29.5K
Arkansas 3,687 $93.8K
Washington 3,355 $83.5K
Mississippi 3,338 $152K
Iowa 2,902 $49.8K
Oklahoma 2,624 $55.8K
South Carolina 2,538 $58.8K
Utah 2,450 $46.8K
Colorado 2,377 $71K
Kansas 2,055 $51.9K
Nevada 1,752 $55.7K
New Mexico 1,734 $36.6K
Hawaii 1,730 $27.9K
Connecticut 1,649 $38.8K
Oregon 1,584 $41.3K
Nebraska 1,444 $28.1K
Idaho 914 $18.3K
South Dakota 866 $11.9K
Rhode Island 842 $35.4K
Maine 806 $25.9K
New Hampshire 752 $25.7K
District of Columbia 709 $24.9K
Montana 563 $13.4K
Wyoming 550 $11.3K
North Dakota 455 $8,659
Delaware 369 $12.1K
Vermont 273 $5,706
Alaska 163 $10.3K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths 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
DAVID APGAR D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled164

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

JEFFREY STEPHENS MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled162

MACON

Georgia

SYED MOQEETH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled159

CINCINNATI

Ohio

NIK PARIKH MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

LINWOOD

New Jersey

BETH FERGUSON PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled158

JAMAICA PLAIN

Massachusetts

STEVEN GATEWOOD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled156

ELWOOD

Indiana

JOAN CHANG D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled156

BUFFALO

New York

JOHN OH MD

Claims Filled155

NILES

Illinois

CARLOS ALVAREZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled153

BAKERSFIELD

California

GAMIL MAKAR M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled153

CLIFTON

New Jersey

LARRY WARREN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled152

BARBOURVILLE

Kentucky

KAREN SHEPHERD D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled152

DUNLAP

Tennessee

MARIA ATIENZA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled152

CORBIN

Kentucky

DEATRICE KELLOGG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled152

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

KARUNASREE KANURI M.D.,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled151

WEST LOGAN

West Virginia

DEBORAH SATO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

ENGLEWOOD

Colorado

JOHN LADWIG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

MOORHEAD

Minnesota

RICHARD GOODMAN MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled150

CINCINNATI

Ohio

LLOYD BROWNING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled149

LOUISA

Kentucky

DAWN CALAMARI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

WAYNE

New Jersey

ALI HASSOUN MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled147

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

WARREN PIERCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

HOFFMAN ESTATES

Illinois

JAROSLAV GOLDMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

CHICAGO

Illinois

KIANOUSH CHEYBANI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

PHOENIX

Arizona

NORMAN BERNSTEIN M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled147

FREDERICKSBURG

Virginia