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IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Ipratropium is in a class of medications called bronchodilators. It works by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

642K
Medicare Part D Claims
$19.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 105,653 $2.22M
New York 69,148 $1.61M
Florida 63,882 $1.57M
Texas 46,992 $1.26M
Ohio 44,033 $1.07M
Pennsylvania 36,393 $881K
Illinois 30,502 $673K
Georgia 25,941 $572K
Michigan 23,270 $563K
New Jersey 22,789 $479K
North Carolina 21,373 $592K
Tennessee 20,815 $453K
Missouri 18,485 $437K
Virginia 17,556 $424K
Wisconsin 16,913 $432K
Indiana 16,444 $416K
Kentucky 15,821 $345K
Washington 15,442 $413K
Massachusetts 13,880 $343K
Alabama 13,010 $315K
Maryland 11,394 $261K
Arizona 11,383 $277K
Minnesota 10,821 $263K
Louisiana 10,777 $248K
Iowa 10,725 $244K
Kansas 10,124 $230K
Oregon 9,899 $241K
Colorado 9,529 $251K
South Carolina 8,877 $230K
Nebraska 8,671 $182K
Oklahoma 7,340 $205K
Mississippi 6,318 $164K
Nevada 5,683 $126K
Connecticut 5,648 $142K
Arkansas 5,526 $127K
West Virginia 5,183 $117K
South Dakota 4,624 $108K
Idaho 3,366 $83.9K
Maine 2,926 $73.6K
Utah 2,901 $75K
North Dakota 2,874 $67.4K
New Hampshire 2,802 $77K
New Mexico 2,798 $74.7K
Rhode Island 2,475 $57.5K
Montana 2,265 $56.2K
Delaware 1,919 $53.4K
Hawaii 1,664 $51.5K
Vermont 1,157 $28.2K
District of Columbia 1,115 $22.9K
Wyoming 785 $20.1K
Alaska 657 $22.1K
Puerto Rico 321 $7,046
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 IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled391

ROCKFORD

Illinois

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled382

CULLMAN

Alabama

YEHUDA BEN-HAIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled380

BROOKLYN

New York

GENNADY UKRAINSKY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled379

FOREST HILLS

New York

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled377

WICHITA

Kansas

KIRK UOMOTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled369

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT YANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled369

SAN BERNARDINO

California

ROBERT BURNS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled369

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ABNER LUTHER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled360

BOAZ

Alabama

ARSEN STEGNJAJIC MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled354

BRONX

New York

JOHN BRACE D.O.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled352

ASHTABULA

Ohio

EDILIA ALZUGARAY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled349

MIAMI

Florida

TODD PODKOWKA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled343

LEE CENTER

New York

MANUEL OJEDA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled341

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

FAISAL WASEEM M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled336

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

New York

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled333

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

ROBERT ROBERTSON M. D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled316

NORTHRIDGE

California

JAMES OTOSHI MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled310

ESCONDIDO

California

THOMAS LAMPONE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled310

GULF BREEZE

Florida

FRANCISCO CRUZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled309

MIAMI

Florida

BAO NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled307

STOCKTON

California

DANIEL SOUPHIS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled301

FORT GRATIOT

Michigan

JOHN MCCARTHY D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled295

STATEN ISLAND

New York

STEVEN MANA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled295

DOWNEY

California

BUTROS LATOUF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled295

MILLERSBURG

Ohio