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QVAR

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

375K
Medicare Part D Claims
$71.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 197,779 $22.1M
Washington 29,246 $3.44M
Florida 26,227 $3.48M
New York 20,799 $2.83M
Oregon 18,358 $2.15M
Michigan 17,832 $2.52M
Puerto Rico 17,831 $2.34M
Ohio 17,702 $2.5M
Colorado 15,140 $1.66M
North Carolina 13,060 $1.75M
Illinois 11,784 $1.7M
Texas 11,772 $1.64M
Tennessee 10,567 $1.41M
Georgia 10,196 $1.25M
Arizona 10,174 $1.51M
Massachusetts 10,144 $1.38M
Nevada 9,487 $1.47M
Pennsylvania 9,284 $1.33M
Virginia 9,089 $1.15M
Missouri 8,756 $1.22M
Minnesota 8,186 $1.22M
Indiana 7,599 $1.08M
Wisconsin 6,133 $862K
Iowa 6,070 $824K
Kentucky 5,875 $841K
Maryland 5,182 $560K
New Jersey 4,523 $632K
Hawaii 4,262 $394K
South Carolina 4,147 $563K
Alabama 3,599 $476K
Idaho 3,429 $471K
Oklahoma 3,240 $443K
Rhode Island 2,828 $362K
West Virginia 2,780 $381K
Connecticut 2,752 $388K
Kansas 2,740 $387K
New Mexico 2,678 $360K
Maine 2,662 $401K
Mississippi 2,224 $295K
Arkansas 1,944 $265K
Louisiana 1,829 $248K
Utah 1,301 $190K
District of Columbia 1,039 $94.3K
Nebraska 920 $123K
New Hampshire 807 $118K
Delaware 670 $98.2K
Montana 661 $88.2K
South Dakota 641 $88.2K
Alaska 521 $83.5K
North Dakota 506 $73.8K
Vermont 374 $51.2K
Wyoming 363 $55.7K
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 QVAR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSEPH CAIMOL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled182

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JEROME LIM DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled179

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

RAYMOND PETIT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled179

ATTLEBORO

Massachusetts

RAYMOND BROW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

SAN RAFAEL

California

MICHAEL SCHATZ MD

Allergy

Claims Filled172

SAN DIEGO

California

MYRIA MUNOZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled169

LEOMINSTER

Massachusetts

DEAN THOMPSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

SANTA ROSA

California

JOHN BELANY DO

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled166

WARREN

Ohio

IMRAN SHERIFF M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled165

RENO

Nevada

EFRAIM LAVI MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled164

SACRAMENTO

California

MINH HUYNH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

SAN JOSE

California

LORI SELLECK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

NOVATO

California

MYO SHIN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled162

SACRAMENTO

California

REUVEN MOSHENYAT

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled157

BROOKLYN

New York

RICHARD HUYNH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

SAN FRANCISCO

California

FIONA MELLER-AZRIELI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled154

BALTIMORE

Maryland

M SALIM MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled154

CHANDLER

Arizona

ROBERT LAWRENCE MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled153

PORTLAND

Oregon

THULASI DIVI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

MICHAEL MATSUMOTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled153

SAN JOSE

California

VINOD PATEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled149

PLANTATION

Florida

RICHARD HOLVE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled148

SANTA ROSA

California

GEORGE GUERRA MD

Allergy

Claims Filled145

WOODLAND HILLS

California

THIEN THAI PHARM.D.

Pharmacist

Claims Filled144

SANTA CLARA

California

YOLANDA FLORES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

LAS VEGAS

Nevada