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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 2014

824K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 270 of 3362

$146M
Retail Cost

Rank: 177 of 3362

290,339
Patients

Rank: 237 of 3362

98,313
Prescribers

Rank: 249 of 3362

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31%

of people say

it's worth it

28%

of people say

it worked well

24%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 95,700 230,968 $34M
New York 13,437 43,988 $8.38M
Michigan 13,501 41,374 $8.28M
Washington 13,599 40,217 $6.88M
Florida 12,822 37,778 $7.15M
Ohio 9,546 28,875 $5.85M
North Carolina 8,740 27,256 $4.98M
Oregon 8,310 23,816 $3.86M
Texas 7,593 19,955 $3.88M
Colorado 6,607 17,990 $2.92M
Illinois 5,820 17,752 $3.59M
Massachusetts 5,491 16,895 $3.21M
Pennsylvania 5,201 16,832 $3.3M
Tennessee 5,258 16,117 $3.07M
Arizona 5,378 15,658 $3.12M
Georgia 4,720 13,763 $2.36M
Virginia 4,828 13,528 $2.45M
Wisconsin 3,987 12,525 $2.46M
Indiana 4,225 12,239 $2.44M
Minnesota 3,966 12,118 $2.44M
Missouri 3,692 11,877 $2.32M
New Jersey 3,789 11,047 $2.21M
Iowa 3,500 11,014 $2.01M
Kentucky 2,691 8,434 $1.65M
Maryland 3,110 7,918 $1.28M
South Carolina 2,570 7,578 $1.43M
Nevada 2,668 7,534 $1.51M
Alabama 1,995 5,782 $1.11M
New Mexico 1,873 5,349 $1.02M
Idaho 1,813 5,274 $971K
Hawaii 2,424 5,222 $697K
Oklahoma 1,786 5,101 $976K
Connecticut 1,613 4,961 $1.02M
Kansas 1,403 4,703 $880K
Rhode Island 1,294 4,144 $750K
Mississippi 1,467 4,108 $728K
West Virginia 1,183 3,846 $746K
Maine 1,070 3,799 $811K
Louisiana 1,260 3,476 $639K
Arkansas 1,052 3,445 $640K
Utah 900 2,443 $469K
Nebraska 496 1,601 $291K
Delaware 526 1,528 $311K
District of Columbia 635 1,471 $216K
New Hampshire 464 1,450 $282K
Montana 406 1,231 $231K
South Dakota 374 1,151 $219K
North Dakota 278 828 $154K
Vermont 299 788 $158K
Alaska 270 711 $149K
Wyoming 148 446 $88.3K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
ARTHUR CAIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled61

KENNEWICK

Washington

DAVID FRIEDMAN MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled61

ORO VALLEY

Arizona

OLIVER TSAI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled61

WEST COVINA

California

MAURY SCHULKIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled61

ROHNERT PARK

California

JOHN CHUCK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

DAVIS

California

DENICHE FRANCIS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled60

LONG BEACH

California

MICHAEL BOYERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

SANTA ROSA

California

MARK ANISMAN MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled60

VALLEJO

California

STEPHEN NEWBERRY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

TIGARD

Oregon

JOPLIN STEINWEISS D.O

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

BRONX

New York

ELIZABETH FREDERICK-RAGSDALE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

AZHAR KHAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled60

OK

Oklahoma

SULOCHINA LULLA MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled60

SANTA CLARA

California

DAVID COSS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

FORREST CITY

Arkansas

BARBARA SCHULTZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled60

NEW YORK

New York

DAVID POHL M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled60

AUSTIN

Texas

ESTHER WON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled60

FONTANA

California

RICHARD BUTLIG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

CARSON

California

RAMU KOTAMARTI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

BEAVERTON

Oregon

PAMELA HOPE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

HONOLULU

Hawaii

SANG LEE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled60

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

JOSE RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

PATTERSON

California

NEGIN TAHER

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled60

MODESTO

California

SANGEETA JOSHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

SAN JOSE

California

MA. DINA SANTOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

SAN LEANDRO

California