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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
MARGARET MCHUGH M.D.

Case Manager/Care Coordinator

Claims Filled286

POLK

Pennsylvania

PAUL FISHMAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled284

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

LILIYA GEKHMAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled284

GENEVA

New York

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled283

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

KEITH VANOOSTERHOUT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled281

BERRIEN CENTER

Michigan

TONY TANG M. D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled280

ST. LOUIS

Missouri

MARC NEVIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled278

SALEM

Virginia

SARAH D'HEILLY M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled278

ST. PAUL

Minnesota

KISHOR PATEL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled278

ROCKY RIVER

Ohio

DAVID BARRASSO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled277

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

REZIUDDIN SIDDIQUE M. D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled277

MCKINNEY

Texas

RALPH RILEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled276

SALUDA

South Carolina

RALPH AURIGEMMA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled274

MILLSBORO

Delaware

RIFFAT MAHMUD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

YORK

Pennsylvania

GARY MILLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

BRISTOL

Connecticut

TSUNG CHANG CHEN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled273

CUPERTINO

California

IVAN GELLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled272

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

PAULA CARMICHAEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

WAYNE PAULEKAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

WETHERSFIELD

Connecticut

WARREN PIERCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled269

HOFFMAN ESTATES

Illinois

VISH IYER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled268

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

PHILIP MAY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled268

CLINTON

New Jersey

DARRYL GUISTWITE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

CARLISLE

Pennsylvania

SUSAN MOORE-RIESBECK D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

MICHAEL FAIN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled265

BROOKVILLE

Indiana