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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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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
ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled412

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled399

TUCKER

Georgia

KENNETH BIROS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled398

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

SCOTT FAIRBAIRN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled396

ROBBINSDALE

Minnesota

SIEGFRIED KREIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled396

ROSEBUD

Texas

SUMATHY REDDY M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

Specialist

Claims Filled394

ISLAND PARK

New York

SOMIL GUPTA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled394

LIVONIA

Michigan

BHASKAR YETURU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

ELMHURST

New York

SABAH KADHIUM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled384

SAN DIMAS

California

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled380

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

VSEVOLOD KOHUTIAK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled373

MEDIA

Pennsylvania

THOMAS WOJCIECHOWSKI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled370

BOWLING GREEN

Ohio

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled369

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

CHUNG NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled367

LOS ANGELES

California

CRAWFORD CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled367

SAN FRANCISCO

California

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled364

LONG BEACH

California

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled363

LOS ANGELES

California

DONALD QUINN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled355

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

CARLOS ALCALA MUNOZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled353

HATO REY

Puerto Rico

MARIA SALADO PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled353

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

PAUL MUMMA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled351

CROOKSVILLE

Ohio

BRIAN MCCLAIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

CANTON

Ohio

CHARLES SILBERBERG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled350

SPRING VALLEY

New York

KENNETH SLATER MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled347

MARION

Virginia

JOHN CELENTANO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled345

EAST MORICHES

New York