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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

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

6.17M

2011

6.29M

2012

6.61M

2013

6.09M

2014

5.65M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.66B

2011

$1.89B

2012

$2.26B

2013

$2.28B

2014

$2.27B

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$230

2011

$249

2012

$253

2013

$265

2014

$288

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
WALTER DONAT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled602

EAST GREENWICH

Rhode Island

ROBERT ALTMEYER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled600

WHEELING

West Virginia

EMORY ROBINETTE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled598

ABINGDON

Virginia

CONSTANTINO COSTARANGOS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled596

MIAMI

Florida

FAUSTO CASTILLO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled596

MIAMI

Florida

KARELIA RUIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled595

HIALEAH

Florida

LOURDES FLAMINIANO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled594

NEW YORK

New York

STEVEN MANA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled592

DOWNEY

California

ROBERTO FERNANDEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled589

MIAMI

Florida

BLANCA GONZALEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled587

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled580

HIALEAH

Florida

HOVANES TER-ZAKARIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled579

LOS ANGELES

California

SERGIO MARTINEZ

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled577

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

RICHARD DELUCA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled577

BRONX

New York

MINAS KOCHUMIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled577

NORTHRIDGE

California

GARY VOCCIO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled566

ROME

Georgia

WILLIAM HINES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled560

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

STEVEN KRAKER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled560

HOLLAND

Michigan

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled559

BECKLEY

West Virginia

MARLOWE ROSS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled559

HUNTINGTON BEACH

California

LUTHER CORLEY M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled556

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

JAMES FITZPATRICK MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled555

KENMORE

New York

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled555

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

NGOC AN PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled550

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled548

GLENDALE

California