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ADVAIR DISKUS

FLUTICASONE/SALMETEROL

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

6.09M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 53 of 3362

$2.28B
Retail Cost

Rank: 5 of 3362

1,420,515
Patients

Rank: 56 of 3362

281,775
Prescribers

Rank: 62 of 3362

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66%

of people say

it's worth it

47%

of people say

it worked well

11%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 134,527 561,880 $210M
New York 115,041 525,228 $196M
Florida 108,144 417,654 $153M
Pennsylvania 84,619 379,472 $137M
Texas 84,816 308,346 $118M
Michigan 58,784 228,319 $97.7M
Ohio 55,251 225,127 $89.6M
Illinois 50,368 210,975 $80.8M
North Carolina 48,483 209,974 $73.4M
New Jersey 47,128 194,065 $73.5M
Georgia 39,169 160,867 $56.4M
Massachusetts 35,089 160,405 $60.3M
Wisconsin 31,866 145,161 $54.5M
Missouri 31,994 144,337 $51.5M
Indiana 34,362 138,151 $54M
Tennessee 33,092 136,251 $49.9M
Virginia 31,096 123,789 $46.9M
Arizona 28,910 108,438 $42.4M
Kentucky 24,025 103,616 $38.1M
Minnesota 23,056 101,583 $40.3M
Louisiana 23,046 96,705 $33.2M
Washington 21,676 94,467 $35.4M
Alabama 23,606 94,169 $33.9M
Connecticut 21,710 90,952 $34.4M
South Carolina 21,974 89,730 $32.6M
Oregon 18,499 83,625 $30.4M
Maryland 21,051 78,544 $31.4M
Oklahoma 16,792 72,124 $25.6M
Colorado 16,977 67,192 $26.8M
Iowa 13,048 63,883 $22.2M
Maine 12,923 57,703 $22.8M
West Virginia 13,175 56,414 $20.7M
Arkansas 11,835 53,445 $18.3M
Mississippi 11,135 46,270 $15.7M
Kansas 10,393 44,505 $15.9M
Nebraska 7,963 37,488 $13M
Nevada 9,544 34,159 $13.6M
Rhode Island 6,542 30,598 $10.4M
New Hampshire 7,076 29,460 $11.4M
New Mexico 6,972 28,171 $10.8M
Utah 6,555 26,212 $9.96M
Idaho 5,572 24,010 $8.61M
Hawaii 5,826 23,573 $9.2M
Montana 4,938 22,519 $8.02M
Delaware 5,191 18,448 $8.26M
North Dakota 3,538 17,282 $6.04M
South Dakota 3,391 16,087 $5.57M
Vermont 3,451 14,783 $6.28M
District of Columbia 2,664 10,071 $3.64M
Wyoming 2,067 8,986 $3.29M
Alaska 1,556 5,639 $2.21M
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for ADVAIR DISKUS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT PENSLER M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled638

WYANDOTTE

Michigan

ZULFIQAR AHMED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled638

GLENDALE

California

DONALD RABIL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled634

DURHAM

North Carolina

GAUTAM DEV MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled627

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

UMBREEN LODI MD

Allergy

Claims Filled626

ATLANTA

Georgia

FREDRIC KULLBERG M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled624

ROCKFORD

Illinois

RICHARD DOYAN M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled622

EMERYVILLE

California

ALBERTO CHOY M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled622

JUPITER

Florida

FAUSTO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled622

BRONX

New York

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled621

HAYTI

Missouri

TERENCE KILROY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled620

LAKEWOOD

Ohio

AMELIA YEH M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled620

ABILENE

Texas

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled619

ENCINO

California

JASON KARP MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled616

LAKE SUCCESS

New York

MARK JANES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled616

DUBUQUE

Iowa

SAIFUL KABIR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled615

ANDERSON

Indiana

FRANK ARNAL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled614

JAMESTOWN

New York

JEFFREY HARRIS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled612

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

WILLIAM VILLANUEVA-BOSQUE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled611

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

RICHARD MILLER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled609

NEWARK

New Jersey

FRANK ACERRA D.O.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled608

STATEN ISLAND

New York

RICHARD BARON MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled608

ENDWELL

New York

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled607

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

FARES YASIN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled606

DEARBORN

Michigan

JORGE ORTEGA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled604

MIAMI

Florida