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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
JOSEPH GRIZZANTI DO

Claims Filled328

HAWTHORNE

New Jersey

HUAN LE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled319

SAN DIEGO

California

RALPH BINDER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled309

EASTCHESTER

New York

LUIS TORRELLAS RUIZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled309

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

JOSEPH THORPE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled302

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SUSAN BUTTERWORTH NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled301

ROCKPORT

Maine

WILLIAM SMITS M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled295

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

AMITAB PURI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled292

TUCSON

Arizona

MARIO MANGAS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled283

MIAMI

Florida

SANTPAL MAVI M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled276

GALLIPOLIS

Ohio

NEISA TORRES REYES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled276

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

SAM WEISS M.D.

Allergy

Claims Filled274

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

KEVIN TWOHIG MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled258

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

FRANCISCO CARRO ANZALOTA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled257

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

DANIEL PATRON MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled257

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

MATEEN AHMED M.D

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled253

SOMERSET

Kentucky

ROBERTO LUGLIANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled252

LONG BEACH

California

MARK STEIN M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled249

NORTH PALM BEACH

Florida

GARO DARIAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled249

PASADENA

California

MICHAEL MORELLI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled240

EASTCHESTER

New York

ANDREW ASHBY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled240

IOWA CITY

Iowa

ARTHUR FOKAKIS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled239

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

DONALD RABIL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled237

DURHAM

North Carolina

SUZANNE YOKOYAMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

SAN JOSE

California

CARLOS MONTALVO BONILLA

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled232

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico