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PULMICORT FLEXHALER

BUDESONIDE

Pulmicort (Budesonide) is an inhaled corticosteroid. It reduces inflammation in the inside lining in your airways by blocking the proteins that trigger inflammation. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Pulmicort

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

127K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 620 of 3362

$27.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 551 of 3362

45,097
Patients

Rank: 557 of 3362

33,113
Prescribers

Rank: 495 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

117K

2011

100K

2012

114K

2013

127K

2014

131K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$20.1M

2011

$18.7M

2012

$23.4M

2013

$27.4M

2014

$30.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$176

2011

$176

2012

$170

2013

$168

2014

$179

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 4,388 12,550 $2.67M
California 3,683 10,058 $2.25M
Michigan 2,962 8,003 $1.86M
Florida 3,047 7,750 $1.63M
Pennsylvania 2,306 6,301 $1.36M
Texas 2,245 5,577 $1.17M
Ohio 1,835 5,273 $1.2M
Illinois 1,729 5,155 $1.16M
Massachusetts 1,663 4,604 $985K
Wisconsin 1,284 4,230 $904K
New Jersey 1,514 4,044 $931K
North Carolina 1,330 3,706 $742K
Washington 925 2,842 $600K
Indiana 1,014 2,834 $664K
Oregon 853 2,712 $579K
Arizona 1,008 2,633 $608K
Connecticut 831 2,464 $549K
Missouri 838 2,355 $495K
Virginia 895 2,346 $491K
Minnesota 730 2,329 $487K
Georgia 890 2,200 $423K
Tennessee 824 2,169 $463K
Maryland 780 1,873 $443K
Colorado 589 1,781 $383K
Kentucky 579 1,596 $340K
Iowa 485 1,585 $330K
South Carolina 533 1,413 $271K
New Mexico 484 1,327 $267K
Alabama 491 1,300 $254K
Oklahoma 490 1,240 $250K
New Hampshire 341 1,052 $243K
Kansas 359 1,052 $205K
Utah 335 949 $204K
Rhode Island 290 919 $183K
Louisiana 333 909 $172K
Idaho 273 791 $160K
Arkansas 276 791 $162K
Maine 257 756 $175K
Vermont 192 611 $130K
Mississippi 243 601 $106K
West Virginia 232 589 $125K
Nevada 226 541 $118K
Nebraska 165 529 $99.9K
South Dakota 143 495 $94.6K
Hawaii 151 413 $93.1K
Montana 126 399 $75.7K
North Dakota 98 323 $63.7K
Delaware 121 301 $81.3K
Alaska 46 161 $35K
District of Columbia 71 157 $31.5K
Wyoming 51 139 $27.1K
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 PULMICORT FLEXHALER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSEPH GRIZZANTI DO

Claims Filled209

HAWTHORNE

New Jersey

JASON KARP MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled205

LAKE SUCCESS

New York

RAYMOND PETIT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled137

ATTLEBORO

Massachusetts

SUSAN DARMSTADTER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled122

WEST ALLIS

Wisconsin

WALTER DONAT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled105

EAST GREENWICH

Rhode Island

DONALD HO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled98

BURLINGAME

California

CHARLES FUENNING MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled97

AKRON

Ohio

DANIEL LIBBY M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled96

NEW YORK

New York

KENT DEYARMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled90

MEDFORD

Oregon

JANE PARKS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled84

ATHENS

Georgia

DONALD PORTER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled84

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

ROBERT VANDE STOUWE MD PH D

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled79

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

STEVEN KRAKER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled79

HOLLAND

Michigan

TERRANCE BARNES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled78

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

RALPH BINDER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled78

EASTCHESTER

New York

JOSEPH THORPE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled73

CINCINNATI

Ohio

CARLOS OBREGON D.O.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled73

SEWELL

New Jersey

KENNETH ETTINGER M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled71

PORTLAND

Oregon

CYNTHIA SPILKER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled71

LIBERTY

Missouri

CHARLES FISCHMAN M.D.

Allergy

Claims Filled70

VERO BEACH

Florida

GARY SCHAFER M.D

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled70

FOREST CITY

North Carolina

JAMES LAMBERTI MD

Claims Filled65

ANNANDALE

Virginia

RONALD BRONITSKY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled65

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

BENJAMIN ONO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled64

HILO

Hawaii

BRADLEY CHIPPS M.D.

Allergy

Claims Filled64

ROSEVILLE

California