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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
KANSAS NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled352

TOPEKA

Kansas

YEHUDA BEN-HAIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled350

BROOKLYN

New York

FERDINAND RODA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled350

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

MARK SIFFORD MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled349

JONESBORO

Arkansas

FAISAL WASEEM M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled346

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

New York

BRIAN MCCLAIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled343

CANTON

Ohio

RANDOLPH CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled341

PHOENIX

Arizona

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled341

MELBOURNE

Florida

ARAM KARAKASHIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled341

GLENDALE

California

THOMAS WOJCIECHOWSKI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled339

BOWLING GREEN

Ohio

NICHOLAS DODGE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled338

DUNMORE

Pennsylvania

LAWRENCE LAMPTON M.D.

Specialist/Technologist

Claims Filled338

COLUMBIA

Missouri

SAMUEL SEPUYA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled337

SAN BERNARDINO

California

JOHN LIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled336

LOS ANGELES

California

BRIAN BENNETT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled335

AUBURN

New York

MELISSA ASUNCION MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled334

WILDWOOD

Florida

MANEESH BANSAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

LOS ANGELES

California

PAUL CHU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled329

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MICHAEL REEVES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled327

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

KIANOUSH CHEYBANI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled327

PHOENIX

Arizona

REZIUDDIN SIDDIQUE M. D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled326

MCKINNEY

Texas

JOEL PENGSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

MORENO VALLEY

California

SAMUEL PIPES D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled325

WARREN

Ohio

ALBERTO GUTIERREZ M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Clinic/Center

Claims Filled324

EDINBURG

Texas

SCOTT FAIRBAIRN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled323

ROBBINSDALE

Minnesota