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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
KEITH WILLIAMS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled265

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

LAKSHMAN RAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

ERWIN

North Carolina

CHARLES SETSER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

SAVINDER JULKA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

DUNDALK

Maryland

JAMES DEMIDOVICH DO

General Practice

Claims Filled263

CANFIELD

Ohio

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled262

MAUMEE

Ohio

EILEEN SIMAK D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled262

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

ISAAC DWECK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled260

OAKHURST

New Jersey

JUNJI HIGUCHI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled259

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

YOGINDRA BALHARA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

CHAMBERSBURG

Pennsylvania

AVANISH MEHTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

CUMBERLAND

Rhode Island

JAMES OTOSHI MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled255

ESCONDIDO

California

LARISSA DIMITROV M.D.

Hospitalist

Claims Filled255

FRANKLIN

Indiana

WALTER KRAJEWSKI DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled255

YORK

Pennsylvania

DAVID APGAR D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled254

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled254

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

ALAN SMITH MD

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled251

KENMORE

New York

YOUNUS MASIH M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled251

ENFIELD

Connecticut

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled249

PLANT CITY

Florida

MICHAEL CROWLEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled249

EASTON

Maryland

WAYNE WAHL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled248

ROSE CITY

Michigan

BRETT SCHARF DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled248

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

BONNIE LAZOR-MCDANIEL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled247

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

NIK PARIKH MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled247

LINWOOD

New Jersey

SOURYA MAHAPATRA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled246

NASHUA

New Hampshire