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ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Albuterol inhalation aerosol is also used to prevent breathing difficulties during exercise. Albuterol is in a class of medications called bronchodilators. It works by relaxing and opening air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

945K
Medicare Part D Claims
$18.7M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 118,520 $2.22M
New York 86,401 $1.68M
Ohio 68,080 $1.31M
Florida 59,702 $1.01M
Texas 58,311 $1.27M
Pennsylvania 57,309 $929K
Illinois 41,437 $648K
New Jersey 37,873 $573K
Michigan 31,869 $489K
Georgia 31,003 $573K
Tennessee 28,018 $445K
Kentucky 25,679 $493K
Indiana 25,040 $456K
Missouri 24,961 $501K
Virginia 21,595 $359K
North Carolina 20,788 $436K
Wisconsin 20,106 $354K
Puerto Rico 17,550 $244K
Iowa 16,064 $338K
Alabama 15,956 $340K
Minnesota 15,063 $279K
Massachusetts 13,907 $260K
Kansas 13,863 $261K
Louisiana 13,144 $271K
Arizona 13,021 $243K
Maryland 12,343 $182K
Arkansas 11,155 $207K
Nebraska 10,879 $201K
Washington 10,365 $186K
Oklahoma 10,341 $261K
South Carolina 9,756 $197K
West Virginia 8,350 $149K
Mississippi 8,206 $159K
Connecticut 7,788 $144K
Colorado 7,684 $140K
South Dakota 6,551 $116K
Nevada 5,382 $103K
Oregon 4,358 $96.7K
Maine 3,738 $61.8K
North Dakota 3,659 $87.3K
New Hampshire 3,056 $61.1K
New Mexico 2,944 $57.1K
Delaware 2,797 $40.2K
Rhode Island 2,739 $49.3K
Utah 2,676 $54.1K
Hawaii 2,149 $39.5K
Idaho 2,109 $36.8K
District of Columbia 1,803 $27.1K
Montana 1,791 $32.4K
Vermont 1,220 $22.3K
Wyoming 910 $29.2K
Alaska 583 $15.9K
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 ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PAUL AHN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

METUCHEN

New Jersey

KARTIKEY NANAVATI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

MONROE TWP

New Jersey

BARBARA BROWN APPLEGATE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OSBORNE

Kansas

KATHY DIXON MD

Claims Filled50

MARION

Ohio

YONG SHI MD

Claims Filled50

MARLBORO

New Jersey

SILVIO CECCARELLI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

RYE

New York

LESLIE REINER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EXETER

New Hampshire

BARRY LARSON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROBBINSDALE

Minnesota

CAROLYN MUELLER NPC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

HENRY ROMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

JOHN RYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLORESVILLE

Texas

JOSEPH HUNT D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CARLETON

Michigan

JOHN FERRARO D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAST NORTHPORT

New York

YITZCHOK KURTZER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

RODNEY ONO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HILO

Hawaii

JAGDISH PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CONNERSVILLE

Indiana

JAMES HAYS MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

BROWNWOOD

Texas

ROBERT ANDERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALGOMA

Wisconsin

DARSHAN SHAH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ENFIELD

Connecticut

SURESH DIDWANIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

KANKAKEE

Illinois

GANNAVARAPU MURTY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HUGO

Oklahoma

HOWARD PERRONE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRISTOL

Rhode Island

SYED ANWAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BEAUMONT

Texas

EUGENE TARESHAWTY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

SHELLEY SHORT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

POWHATAN

Virginia