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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
JOSEPH LAHR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

MIDDLETOWN

Pennsylvania

HIROSHI TERASHIMA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled65

OAKLAND

California

JAIME NOVAIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

SEATTLE

Washington

PAMELA HOPE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JAMES AGRESTI DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

NUTLEY

New Jersey

GREGORY JARRELL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

ANTHONY CAMPBELL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled65

WOODBINE

New Jersey

CHARLES WAGNER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

MILTON

Delaware

JOHNNY PAINE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

ALLEN

Texas

BYOUNG YANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

FORT KENT

Maine

PETER ACOSTA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ROGER HANSEN DO PHD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

PANORA

Iowa

ANTHONY DEPAOLA DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

BRANCHVILLE

New Jersey

NITIN GOVANI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

LAKEWOOD

Ohio

MILTON SHEPPERD DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled65

MEADOWLAKES

Texas

BABATUNDE AJANI M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled65

BALTIMORE

Maryland

DEBRA PARSONS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

AURORA

Colorado

MARK SHAY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

TIERRA VERDE

Florida

PANKAJ JOSHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

PALM HARBOR

Florida

ENRIQUE VELAZQUEZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled65

CRYSTAL RIVER

Florida

FADI SALLOUM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

PONTIAC

Michigan

KUMAR ENNAMURI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

NORMAN

Oklahoma

ROBERT MCCONNELL D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled65

VANDALIA

Ohio

CARIN ELING

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled65

DULUTH

Minnesota

TAZEEN AHMED MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled65

STANDISH

Michigan