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QVAR

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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

770K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 272 of 3238

$124M
Retail Cost

Rank: 185 of 3238

271,357
Patients

Rank: 239 of 3238

90,629
Prescribers

Rank: 255 of 3238

User Reviews of QVAR »

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40%

of people say

it's worth it

27%

of people say

it worked well

27%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 94,260 226,245 $31.4M
New York 11,649 38,288 $6.59M
Florida 12,152 37,732 $6.39M
Washington 12,242 36,738 $5.67M
Michigan 11,785 35,898 $6.52M
Ohio 9,028 27,476 $4.83M
North Carolina 8,479 26,411 $4.36M
Oregon 7,659 22,315 $3.35M
Texas 6,789 18,101 $3.18M
Colorado 6,147 16,949 $2.48M
Illinois 4,889 15,538 $2.83M
Tennessee 4,954 15,450 $2.64M
Massachusetts 4,698 14,774 $2.55M
Pennsylvania 4,540 14,390 $2.54M
Arizona 4,891 14,215 $2.56M
Georgia 4,548 12,969 $2.04M
Virginia 4,364 12,373 $2.06M
Indiana 3,894 11,161 $2.06M
Missouri 3,311 11,064 $1.95M
Minnesota 3,467 10,852 $2.01M
Wisconsin 3,315 10,821 $1.91M
Iowa 3,058 9,504 $1.58M
New Jersey 3,027 8,705 $1.61M
Nevada 2,844 8,614 $1.58M
Kentucky 2,498 8,031 $1.43M
Maryland 2,624 6,523 $978K
South Carolina 2,034 6,129 $1.05M
Alabama 1,902 5,580 $955K
Idaho 1,663 4,823 $802K
Connecticut 1,564 4,814 $893K
Hawaii 2,199 4,801 $610K
Oklahoma 1,531 4,325 $741K
New Mexico 1,472 4,157 $714K
Kansas 1,220 4,038 $688K
Rhode Island 1,205 3,959 $658K
Mississippi 1,364 3,855 $620K
West Virginia 1,088 3,760 $657K
Maine 966 3,474 $669K
Louisiana 1,177 3,368 $565K
Arkansas 1,048 3,317 $569K
Utah 707 2,078 $359K
District of Columbia 551 1,402 $187K
Nebraska 441 1,398 $232K
New Hampshire 385 1,269 $232K
Delaware 427 1,211 $226K
South Dakota 330 1,020 $178K
Montana 328 1,001 $170K
North Dakota 229 745 $133K
Alaska 237 659 $134K
Vermont 215 600 $107K
Wyoming 146 473 $82.5K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
BABATUNDE SALAKO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

CHICAGO

Illinois

THOMAS HARBURG M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled58

PORTLAND

Oregon

THOMAS MILLER M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled58

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

DIANNE GLENN M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

KOFI SARFO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

MICHAEL LOUIE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

PLEASANTON

California

WILLIAM PRECHEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

DETROIT

Michigan

SUDHA BANSAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

ADRIAN

Michigan

RICKY MENOR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

LOS ANGELES

California

CHRISTOPHER SOLIZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

SAN JOSE

California

MICHAEL BARON MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled58

BRISTOL

Tennessee

MARK MILLAR M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled58

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

MAHMOUD RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

DEARBORN

Michigan

DANIEL REYES-VILLA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

SAN JOSE

California

DANIEL WACHENHEIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

VANCOUVER

Washington

JENNIFER SMITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

DENVER

Colorado

MOHAN PHILIP M.D

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled58

GREENVILLE

Texas

TERRI RICHARDSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

DENVER

Colorado

THOMAS MAHRER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled58

LOS ANGELES

California

NANCY CHANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

WALNUT CREEK

California

DWAYNE VANDERBERG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

OLIVEHURST

California

OSAMA AZIZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

PRESQUE ISLE

Maine

BING LU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

BROOKLYN

New York

DIRK SMITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

PLEASANTON

California

MICHAEL NETZEL MD

Claims Filled58

MONROE

Wisconsin