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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 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

692K
Medicare Part D Claims
$22.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 62,605 $1.78M
Florida 48,056 $1.42M
New York 46,509 $1.73M
Ohio 39,723 $1.21M
California 38,256 $1.15M
Illinois 38,226 $1.06M
Texas 33,009 $1.25M
New Jersey 27,944 $830K
Indiana 22,193 $751K
North Carolina 21,568 $811K
Massachusetts 20,437 $641K
Missouri 19,465 $566K
Wisconsin 18,348 $560K
Kentucky 17,161 $478K
Tennessee 16,648 $450K
Iowa 13,995 $432K
Minnesota 13,947 $532K
Connecticut 13,641 $473K
Michigan 13,443 $524K
Virginia 12,996 $397K
Maryland 11,338 $334K
Kansas 10,656 $327K
Colorado 9,837 $276K
Georgia 9,647 $299K
Washington 9,461 $316K
South Carolina 9,252 $315K
Louisiana 7,447 $279K
Alabama 7,432 $262K
Arizona 7,186 $216K
Arkansas 6,703 $190K
Oklahoma 5,973 $273K
West Virginia 5,380 $184K
Maine 5,284 $199K
Nebraska 4,848 $141K
New Hampshire 4,674 $179K
Rhode Island 4,652 $135K
Mississippi 4,648 $172K
Oregon 4,617 $211K
North Dakota 3,299 $112K
South Dakota 3,288 $133K
Montana 2,867 $95.6K
Idaho 2,494 $80.4K
Vermont 2,346 $78.7K
New Mexico 2,154 $60.8K
Delaware 1,945 $55.1K
Nevada 1,657 $46.1K
Utah 1,215 $37K
Wyoming 1,215 $46K
Hawaii 1,031 $46.9K
District of Columbia 569 $17.5K
Alaska 316 $17.8K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 LIBERTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BALTIMORE

Maryland

HATIM CHHATRIWALA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MILFORD

Connecticut

MAUREEN AARON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

SUNEEL VALLA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EASTON

Pennsylvania

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

AUGUSTA

Georgia

MOHAMMED SEEDAT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

ROME

New York

FELIX NNAJI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOLIVAR

Tennessee

BRUCE BULLOCK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RUTLAND

Vermont

OSCAR JERKINS M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROCKLEDGE

Florida

ALAN CARROLL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EMMITSBURG

Maryland

LAURA TRICE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DAVID BRILLMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

BASSAM AL HOMSI MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled50

DEMING

New Mexico

DANNY YARGER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HANCOCK

Michigan

BRIAN GREMILLION M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

AMAN JAFAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SUGAR LAND

Texas

MOHAMMED QURESHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BERWYN

Illinois

ORIN COUNCIL MD PC

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SIDNEY

Montana

MICHAEL EHRIG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

VENERANDO DEL MUNDO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

RENUKA TUNUGUNTLA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

RANDALL MULLIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ANNAWAN

Illinois

MICHELE SADLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GUTTENBERG

Iowa

ABDALI JAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

KENDALLVILLE

Indiana

BOB WORLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Colorado