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IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing 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). Albuterol and ipratropium combination is used by people whose symptoms have not been controlled by a single inhaled medication. Albuterol and ipratropium are in a class of medications called bronchodilators. Albuterol and ipratropium combination works by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

363K
Medicare Part D Claims
$22.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 57,408 $1.85M
New York 37,953 $1.65M
Florida 36,259 $1.14M
California 33,515 $1.17M
Ohio 32,224 $1.19M
Illinois 31,156 $916K
Texas 23,682 $1.06M
New Jersey 22,951 $703K
Massachusetts 22,090 $877K
North Carolina 20,580 $854K
Indiana 19,384 $785K
Missouri 17,679 $604K
Minnesota 16,128 $680K
Kentucky 15,839 $550K
Wisconsin 13,775 $498K
Iowa 13,197 $480K
Tennessee 13,179 $438K
Connecticut 13,079 $502K
Maryland 11,337 $377K
Michigan 11,321 $528K
Virginia 11,215 $376K
Colorado 9,250 $338K
Washington 9,045 $369K
Kansas 9,043 $351K
Arizona 8,592 $279K
South Carolina 8,099 $314K
Georgia 7,176 $264K
Arkansas 6,038 $217K
Maine 5,846 $213K
Louisiana 5,807 $246K
Oklahoma 5,669 $319K
Alabama 5,457 $261K
West Virginia 4,922 $194K
New Hampshire 4,705 $170K
Nebraska 4,520 $167K
Oregon 4,303 $206K
Mississippi 4,151 $167K
Rhode Island 4,041 $131K
Montana 3,211 $115K
North Dakota 2,606 $104K
Idaho 2,547 $97.4K
South Dakota 2,413 $111K
Vermont 2,369 $91.7K
Nevada 2,296 $107K
New Mexico 2,214 $84.2K
Delaware 2,183 $64.5K
Utah 1,308 $59.8K
Wyoming 1,242 $53.4K
Hawaii 1,029 $52.2K
District of Columbia 507 $16.6K
Alaska 367 $21.8K
Puerto Rico 87 $2,947
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-ALBUTEROL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,059

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled957

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled795

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled729

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled672

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

THOMAS VRABLE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled622

EAST PALESTINE

Ohio

JAMES RIDER D.O.

Claims Filled590

WINCHESTER

Kansas

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled547

LENEXA

Kansas

SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled541

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

EDWARD WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled514

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

ROBERT HUNTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled510

HUBER HEIGHTS

Ohio

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled509

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ALBERT FORD M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled455

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled450

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

DAVID HAVLIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled427

WINCHENDON

Massachusetts

ERIK SOIFERMAN D.O., F.A.C.O.I.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled422

MERION STATION

Pennsylvania

DAVID TOOMEY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled419

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled408

FORT WORTH

Texas

CHRISTOPHER PATTERSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled403

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

ROSHAN SABAR M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled401

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

SUREKHA VETSA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled401

SUNNYVALE

California

ALFONSO SALIDO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled396

WRENTHAM

Massachusetts

BOGDAN NEDELESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled394

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

CARMEL PERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled393

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

PATRICIA SAUERS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled391

YORK SPRINGS

Pennsylvania