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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). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

746K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 282 of 3395

$30.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 561 of 3395

244,959
Patients

Rank: 266 of 3395

65,761
Prescribers

Rank: 344 of 3395

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it worked well

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.02M

2011

917K

2012

874K

2013

812K

2014

746K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$18.7M

2011

$16.6M

2012

$30.8M

2013

$37.3M

2014

$30.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$20

2011

$20

2012

$25

2013

$29

2014

$30

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 21,424 75,149 $5.2M
New York 21,587 70,907 $2.16M
Pennsylvania 14,984 50,081 $1.21M
Ohio 14,756 43,784 $1.69M
Texas 15,814 42,532 $2.13M
Florida 11,082 35,130 $1.75M
Illinois 9,958 30,176 $1.01M
Michigan 9,324 28,656 $1.05M
New Jersey 7,205 26,654 $818K
Indiana 7,544 20,923 $683K
Georgia 5,954 20,730 $712K
North Carolina 6,551 17,827 $863K
Virginia 5,547 17,600 $566K
Missouri 5,662 17,061 $729K
Minnesota 5,132 15,442 $338K
Tennessee 4,759 14,612 $690K
Iowa 4,225 14,594 $361K
Massachusetts 5,329 13,530 $580K
Kentucky 4,520 13,481 $825K
Louisiana 4,295 11,631 $356K
Wisconsin 3,522 10,406 $338K
Kansas 3,092 10,219 $277K
Alabama 3,587 9,823 $558K
Maryland 2,972 9,720 $288K
Arizona 3,213 8,703 $400K
Oklahoma 3,315 8,701 $449K
Arkansas 2,722 7,511 $440K
Connecticut 2,675 7,416 $276K
Washington 2,666 7,249 $276K
Nebraska 1,807 6,898 $147K
West Virginia 2,052 6,791 $324K
Mississippi 2,395 6,055 $275K
Colorado 2,030 6,006 $195K
South Carolina 2,177 5,749 $251K
South Dakota 1,157 4,189 $84.6K
Oregon 1,329 3,658 $154K
Maine 1,303 3,204 $119K
Rhode Island 1,101 3,145 $76K
Nevada 886 3,058 $198K
North Dakota 698 2,568 $41.5K
New Hampshire 953 2,482 $91.7K
Delaware 759 2,311 $64.2K
New Mexico 785 2,008 $98.5K
Utah 606 1,601 $63.5K
Hawaii 688 1,487 $156K
Idaho 486 1,388 $50.5K
Montana 420 1,220 $28K
Vermont 419 1,168 $44.8K
District of Columbia 244 1,030 $27.3K
Wyoming 226 726 $30.6K
Alaska 119 287 $9,032
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,307

DUBLIN

Georgia

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled997

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled966

ROME

New York

JESUS VAZQUEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled959

FLORIDA

Puerto Rico

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled799

LORAIN

Ohio

YOUSSEF AWAD MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled722

LONG BEACH

California

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled676

WESTLAND

Michigan

THOMAS DAHLBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled659

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled627

WESTLAND

Michigan

CHRISTOPHER GEHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled611

LEAWOOD

Kansas

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled579

CALHOUN

Georgia

TAI WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled560

SAN GABRIEL

California

JOSEPH CONTI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled518

LAUREL SPRINGS

New Jersey

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled514

EULESS

Texas

TERENCE KILROY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled498

LAKEWOOD

Ohio

BRIAN CHANGLAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled485

MANLIUS

New York

ROBERT ROBERTSON M. D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled470

NORTHRIDGE

California

WYATT BLAKE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled465

MONTICELLO

Georgia

NEIMAN ODEH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled464

GENOA

Ohio

ASHRAF ESKANDER MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled462

SAN BERNARDINO

California

ANTHONY ANTONUCCI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled445

HUNTINGTON

New York

DANIEL KLEIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled433

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN ARNETT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled427

DOUGLAS

Georgia

JOHN LIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled424

LOS ANGELES

California

MIGDONIA MONTEJO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled421

NORFOLK

Virginia