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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
ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled589

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

JAMES PARKS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled565

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled559

KINGSTON

Tennessee

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled553

WICHITA

Kansas

FRANCISCO CRUZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled546

MIAMI

Florida

BIKRAMJIT MALHOTRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled544

DANVILLE

Illinois

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled538

LOS ANGELES

California

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled537

TEXARKANA

Texas

DAVID BROWN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled533

LANCASTER

Ohio

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled533

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

GOPALAKRISHNA LEELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled526

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

BRAHMA GUPTA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled522

CHICAGO

Illinois

LOWELL VEREEN MD

Claims Filled515

TEXARKANA

Texas

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled512

VANCOUVER

Washington

BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled511

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled504

ANAHEIM

California

MOHAMMAD BAHRAMI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled489

MUNCIE

Indiana

JOHN MIDDLETON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled485

WESTMINSTER

Maryland

JEROME WILBORN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled485

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

DIRK SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled484

VINCENNES

Indiana

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled476

ROCKFORD

Illinois

LARRY CARRUTH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled474

JACKSON

Tennessee

HARPREET SANDHU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled471

PORTERVILLE

California

ABNER LUTHER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled470

BOAZ

Alabama

DANA NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled464

BROOKLYN

New York