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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
DANIEL MEETZE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled316

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

AHMET DIRICAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled315

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

KIN-KWAN CHEUK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled314

MARSHALLTOWN

Iowa

IQBAL AMIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled312

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RODERICK NASSIF DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

FORT MYERS

Florida

DAVID SHIH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled311

NORTH DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

JOHN KENNEDY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled307

MARION

Indiana

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled306

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MICHAEL BITHER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled305

FREEPORT

Maine

TAD VENN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled301

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

MOTTE SKINNER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled301

FLORENCE

South Carolina

DEATRICE KELLOGG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled300

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

JYOTI MEHTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled298

WILLIAMSBURG

Ohio

DEBRA STUDER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled297

DES MOINES

Iowa

FAISAL BUKHARI MD SC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

SULLIVAN

Illinois

EARDLY WICKRAMASINGHE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled292

ERIE

Pennsylvania

RESTITUTO ACOSTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled292

ROME

New York

RONALD GOLDBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled291

HAVERHILL

Massachusetts

TIMOTHY HESTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled290

TOPEKA

Kansas

AUSTIN TSAI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled289

GREENWICH

New York

GARY KANOUSE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

BERWICK

Pennsylvania

JOHN PACE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled288

CAROL STREAM

Illinois

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled286

WESTON

Massachusetts

CHRISTOPHER WEBB MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled286

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

LUKE NELLIGAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled286

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana