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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
WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,259

DUBLIN

Georgia

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,123

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled911

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

THOMAS DAHLBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled896

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

NEIMAN ODEH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled879

GENOA

Ohio

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled853

CALHOUN

Georgia

JAMES DEMIDOVICH DO

General Practice

Claims Filled842

CANFIELD

Ohio

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled787

WESTLAND

Michigan

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled773

LONG BEACH

California

TAI WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled764

SAN GABRIEL

California

ROBERT BURNS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled734

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled724

LORAIN

Ohio

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled718

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ASHRAF ESKANDER MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled685

SAN BERNARDINO

California

ANOOSHIRAVAN HAMI M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled660

ANAHEIM

California

ROBERT ROBERTSON M. D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled659

NORTHRIDGE

California

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled657

TUCKER

Georgia

TODD PODKOWKA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled637

LEE CENTER

New York

ALPHONSO BERRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled637

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled631

WESTLAND

Michigan

JONATHAN SHENK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled628

HARRISONBURG

Virginia

KENNETH BIROS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled616

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled597

GALAX

Virginia

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled597

DALLAS

Texas

RADU CIUBUC MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled590

EL PASO

Texas