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ASMANEX

Mometasone inhalation is used to prevent difficulty breathing, chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing caused by asthma. Mometasone inhalation is not used to treat an asthma attack (sudden episode of shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing) that has already started. Mometasone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works by decreasing swelling and irritation in the airways to allow for easier breathing. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

111K
Medicare Part D Claims
$41.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 25,478 $5.62M
New York 21,758 $3.89M
Pennsylvania 15,229 $2.68M
Florida 10,539 $1.93M
Ohio 9,384 $1.85M
Michigan 8,866 $1.63M
Illinois 8,474 $1.55M
Texas 7,692 $1.35M
North Carolina 6,351 $1.07M
New Jersey 6,031 $1.12M
Tennessee 5,664 $988K
Missouri 5,488 $924K
Washington 5,065 $1.01M
Virginia 5,016 $927K
Iowa 5,006 $840K
Wisconsin 4,749 $871K
Indiana 4,697 $852K
Kentucky 4,548 $814K
Minnesota 4,479 $826K
Oklahoma 3,985 $634K
Georgia 3,744 $674K
Connecticut 3,456 $636K
Massachusetts 3,387 $620K
Colorado 3,200 $718K
Arkansas 3,197 $521K
Arizona 3,095 $580K
Oregon 3,043 $578K
South Carolina 2,707 $477K
Maryland 2,654 $526K
Alabama 2,366 $380K
Kansas 2,264 $371K
West Virginia 2,130 $365K
Mississippi 1,980 $329K
Utah 1,810 $322K
Louisiana 1,781 $308K
Nevada 1,728 $316K
New Mexico 1,564 $290K
Puerto Rico 1,495 $231K
Nebraska 1,480 $241K
Hawaii 1,386 $311K
Maine 1,167 $239K
Idaho 1,135 $192K
South Dakota 1,069 $171K
Rhode Island 971 $162K
North Dakota 841 $135K
New Hampshire 700 $127K
Vermont 689 $113K
Montana 589 $98K
Delaware 427 $97.1K
Wyoming 315 $61.5K
District of Columbia 267 $50.9K
Alaska 163 $32.4K
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 ASMANEX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
AHMAD IBRAHIMBACHA M,D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled95

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

HOWARD BLAUSTEIN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled91

BERKELEY HEIGHTS

New Jersey

ANTHONY FREUNDEL M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled90

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

JOSEPH THORPE MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled89

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SANDEEP BANSAL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled89

DU BOIS

Pennsylvania

HOWARD KATZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled88

BANNOCKBURN

Illinois

PETER CHUANG M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled88

SEATTLE

Washington

VISHNU PATEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled86

PRINCETON

West Virginia

KENNETH WAYNE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

OTTUMWA

Iowa

RICHARD KUCERA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled85

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

PETER KAUFFMAN PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled85

PINEHURST

North Carolina

ANGELA COLLINS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled85

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

JUAN GOMEZ M.D.,

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled84

MCALLEN

Texas

FREDRIC KULLBERG M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled84

ROCKFORD

Illinois

LUKE PLUTO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled82

ALBANY

New York

HARISH ARDESHNA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled81

BLUFFTON

Indiana

BRUCE RYHAL MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled81

ROSEVILLE

California

JEFFREY HARRIS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled81

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

LANCE DUBBERKE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled81

SHINNSTON

West Virginia

JASON KARP MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled80

LAKE SUCCESS

New York

JOEL ARROYO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled80

LOS ANGELES

California

STEVEN WANZEK M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled79

AMES

Iowa

ROBERT GALUTIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

WHEELER

Texas

RICO V MENDOZA MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled77

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

REGINALD MASON MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled77

ATLANTA

Georgia