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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
ROBERT GATES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

REMA MENON M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PARSONS

Kansas

MARGARET DAVIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OXFORD

New York

GEORGE GOLDFARB MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FAIRFIELD

Connecticut

JANET VLHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

CHARLES JONES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

RALPH EPSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAUGUS

Massachusetts

DAVID TOMAZIC DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FOREST CITY

Pennsylvania

HITENDRAKUMAR PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MICHIGAN CITY

Indiana

PATRICIA NEWMAN ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

New York

SMITA DESHPANDE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORTHAMPTON

Pennsylvania

SUDEEP PUNIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GLENDALE

Arizona

LANCE PATTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JEFFERSON CITY

Tennessee

SUSAN SCHOLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

OMAHA

Nebraska

DANIEL WELT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TOLEDO

Ohio

RAFAEL FLEITES M.D.

Hospitalist

Claims Filled50

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOHN ROLLET M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHATHAM

Illinois

JEONG OH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WESTBROOK

Connecticut

RUSSELL SHIELDS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

CICILY JONES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

ROY YAWN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

KHOA NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

RANDALL HORINE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

WILLIAM PRATER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRECKENRIDGE

Texas