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QVAR

BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE

Qvar (Beclomethasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

908K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 257 of 3395

$170M
Retail Cost

Rank: 167 of 3395

319,140
Patients

Rank: 221 of 3395

109,509
Prescribers

Rank: 232 of 3395

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34%

of people say

it's worth it

29%

of people say

it worked well

26%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

568K

2011

651K

2012

770K

2013

825K

2014

908K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$71.4M

2011

$96.6M

2012

$124M

2013

$146M

2014

$170M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$109

2011

$115

2012

$116

2013

$120

2014

$131

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 103,843 250,610 $38.9M
Michigan 16,225 49,585 $10.4M
New York 14,373 47,102 $9.45M
Washington 14,777 43,485 $7.93M
Florida 12,483 36,937 $7.56M
Ohio 11,223 34,738 $7.42M
North Carolina 9,333 29,974 $5.8M
Oregon 9,206 25,648 $4.43M
Texas 8,752 22,934 $4.74M
Illinois 7,078 21,251 $4.56M
Massachusetts 6,496 20,021 $4.03M
Pennsylvania 6,152 19,482 $4.09M
Colorado 6,931 18,367 $3.24M
Tennessee 5,394 16,498 $3.34M
Arizona 5,538 15,870 $3.4M
Wisconsin 4,776 15,683 $3.31M
Virginia 5,381 15,186 $2.92M
Georgia 4,933 14,381 $2.58M
Missouri 4,392 14,178 $2.93M
Minnesota 4,575 14,093 $2.99M
Indiana 4,659 13,800 $2.89M
New Jersey 4,459 12,927 $2.73M
Iowa 3,976 12,775 $2.49M
Maryland 4,021 10,048 $1.76M
Kentucky 2,882 9,067 $1.88M
South Carolina 2,821 8,329 $1.69M
Nevada 2,663 7,395 $1.57M
Alabama 2,243 6,155 $1.25M
Idaho 2,016 5,976 $1.19M
New Mexico 2,209 5,958 $1.19M
Connecticut 1,964 5,724 $1.26M
Oklahoma 1,969 5,704 $1.14M
Kansas 1,668 5,522 $1.1M
Hawaii 2,481 5,360 $790K
Rhode Island 1,463 4,654 $903K
Mississippi 1,574 4,486 $853K
West Virginia 1,364 4,185 $862K
Louisiana 1,286 3,746 $726K
Arkansas 1,150 3,616 $720K
Maine 1,016 3,396 $788K
Utah 1,036 2,925 $604K
District of Columbia 820 2,055 $327K
Nebraska 614 1,959 $398K
Delaware 686 1,867 $413K
New Hampshire 590 1,731 $379K
Montana 527 1,613 $329K
South Dakota 458 1,444 $294K
Vermont 377 1,103 $227K
North Dakota 308 963 $182K
Alaska 280 735 $166K
Wyoming 171 519 $103K
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 QVAR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE SANCHEZ-MASIQUES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,272

MIAMI

Florida

LUIS VELEZ-QUINONES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,059

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

JUAN CANDELARIO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled975

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL AMILL-ACOSTA M.D., FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled748

MANATI

Puerto Rico

REINALDO GONZALEZ MARTINEZ MD FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled728

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM VILLANUEVA-BOSQUE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled688

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

LUIS DE JESUS VARGAS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled677

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

GNANA SUNDERAM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled675

EAST ORANGE

New Jersey

JEFFREY HARRIS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled632

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JONATHAN SCHWARTZ MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled608

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

KRIANGSAK THEPVEERA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled543

SAGINAW

Michigan

REUVEN MOSHENYAT

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled529

BROOKLYN

New York

MOHAMMAD-ALI EL-HARAKEH MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled524

PRESCOTT

Arizona

ROBERT SHELLMAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled509

SHELBYVILLE

Indiana

ANDRES REDONDO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled504

MIAMI

Florida

PEDRO MONROIG QUILES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled451

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL SUAREZ BAEZ MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled441

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

NESTOR FLORES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled423

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled412

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID KAMELHAR MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled411

NEW YORK

New York

JAY LOU M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled386

SHOREVIEW

Minnesota

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled380

VAN NUYS

California

MIRIAM MARTINEZ-TORRES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled370

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

ERNESTO MEJIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled346

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

JAHAIRA SERRANO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled342

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico