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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 2014

812K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 274 of 3362

$37.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 476 of 3362

259,833
Patients

Rank: 252 of 3362

72,043
Prescribers

Rank: 323 of 3362

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it's worth it

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it worked well

7%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 22,710 84,312 $5.92M
New York 24,094 79,254 $2.44M
Texas 17,931 50,599 $2.81M
Ohio 15,969 50,280 $2.07M
Pennsylvania 14,913 48,916 $1.24M
Florida 13,292 41,025 $2.32M
Illinois 11,223 34,641 $1.28M
Michigan 9,942 31,023 $1.13M
New Jersey 7,688 27,741 $945K
Georgia 6,484 22,785 $951K
Indiana 7,817 21,996 $813K
North Carolina 6,631 18,927 $1.04M
Virginia 5,682 18,369 $682K
Missouri 5,844 18,354 $911K
Tennessee 5,166 16,111 $911K
Minnesota 5,249 16,097 $451K
Iowa 4,392 15,691 $465K
Kentucky 4,650 14,548 $998K
Massachusetts 5,062 13,083 $603K
Wisconsin 3,902 11,925 $407K
Alabama 3,803 10,687 $693K
Kansas 3,031 10,384 $327K
Louisiana 3,786 10,265 $379K
Maryland 3,000 10,176 $311K
Arizona 3,361 9,791 $553K
Nebraska 2,081 8,926 $238K
Oklahoma 3,147 8,581 $525K
Arkansas 2,731 8,089 $564K
Washington 2,729 7,710 $307K
Connecticut 2,882 7,624 $308K
West Virginia 2,226 7,495 $362K
South Carolina 2,396 6,766 $355K
Mississippi 2,470 6,506 $361K
Colorado 2,061 5,965 $220K
South Dakota 1,098 4,578 $119K
Oregon 1,264 3,832 $194K
Maine 1,297 3,513 $122K
Nevada 884 3,338 $272K
Rhode Island 1,005 2,923 $94.3K
North Dakota 767 2,593 $57.5K
Delaware 819 2,413 $70.7K
New Hampshire 845 2,372 $105K
New Mexico 909 2,303 $132K
Utah 626 1,787 $85.4K
Hawaii 753 1,728 $202K
Idaho 465 1,406 $71.7K
District of Columbia 295 1,206 $23.1K
Montana 408 1,190 $33.3K
Vermont 395 1,160 $45.6K
Wyoming 235 809 $35.7K
Alaska 136 368 $13.5K
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 ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSEPH CONTI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled450

LAUREL SPRINGS

New Jersey

JAMES SIMCOE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled446

NORWICH

New York

LARRY CARRUTH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled444

JACKSON

Tennessee

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled444

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled441

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

DONALD QUINN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled438

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled429

WESTLAND

Michigan

TODD PODKOWKA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled423

LEE CENTER

New York

SABAH KADHIUM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled411

SAN DIMAS

California

SIEGFRIED KREIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled403

ROSEBUD

Texas

YURI BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled403

PHARR

Texas

MARVIN MOSZKOWICZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled394

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JOHN LIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled390

LOS ANGELES

California

THOMAS WOJCIECHOWSKI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled389

BOWLING GREEN

Ohio

ABNER LUTHER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled388

BOAZ

Alabama

MAUREEN ORSEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

KINGS PARK

New York

MHD CHAKER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled387

SHELBYVILLE

Kentucky

HABIB BASHOURA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled384

LA VERNE

California

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled376

LONG BEACH

California

IGOR GUTNIK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled375

EAST MEADOW

New York

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled374

TEXARKANA

Texas

FADI SALLOUM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled373

PONTIAC

Michigan

CRAWFORD CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled372

SAN FRANCISCO

California

WALTON SCHALICK MD PHD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled371

MIDDLETON

Wisconsin

JOHN CAMPBELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled368

KENTWOOD

Michigan