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COMBIVENT

Treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.7M
Medicare Part D Claims
$477M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 177,263 $45.2M
Florida 143,771 $31.3M
New York 118,966 $25.7M
Texas 103,666 $24.2M
Pennsylvania 102,633 $21.8M
North Carolina 93,770 $20.3M
Ohio 88,665 $20.3M
Missouri 85,179 $18.2M
Illinois 81,588 $18.2M
Georgia 77,590 $16.8M
Tennessee 72,523 $15.8M
Kentucky 62,267 $13.4M
Indiana 59,995 $13.7M
Massachusetts 52,390 $11.3M
Michigan 51,478 $12M
Wisconsin 47,795 $10.4M
Virginia 44,785 $10.1M
South Carolina 42,871 $9.38M
Washington 40,819 $9.08M
Alabama 33,835 $7.44M
New Jersey 33,718 $7.36M
Louisiana 33,490 $7.19M
Oregon 33,218 $7.35M
Oklahoma 33,095 $7.68M
Minnesota 31,802 $7.14M
Arkansas 31,324 $6.92M
Colorado 28,634 $6.57M
Maryland 27,168 $6.45M
Mississippi 26,666 $6.01M
Iowa 25,191 $5.36M
Arizona 24,369 $5.59M
Maine 23,678 $5.49M
West Virginia 23,374 $5.17M
Kansas 19,847 $4.32M
Connecticut 17,394 $3.88M
Rhode Island 13,211 $2.74M
Nevada 12,740 $2.98M
Idaho 12,125 $2.66M
Nebraska 12,073 $2.56M
Montana 11,247 $2.47M
New Hampshire 11,068 $2.55M
New Mexico 10,041 $2.26M
Vermont 8,887 $2.09M
Hawaii 8,103 $1.97M
Utah 7,092 $1.6M
Alaska 4,890 $1.14M
Delaware 4,843 $1.19M
North Dakota 4,456 $926K
District of Columbia 3,423 $708K
South Dakota 3,392 $717K
Wyoming 3,311 $757K
Puerto Rico 2,173 $416K
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 COMBIVENT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
AKLILU DEGENE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled252

HARRISONBURG

Virginia

HUMBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled246

HIALEAH

Florida

JOHN SCHOELL M.D.

Claims Filled246

VIDALIA

Georgia

BINWANT SINGH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled245

OLIVETTE

Missouri

ABBAS MANSOUR M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled242

EASLEY

South Carolina

HAGOP BEZIKIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled242

LOS ANGELES

California

SHAKTI NARAIN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled241

LEESBURG

Florida

JAMSHID NIKNAM M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled240

INGLEWOOD

California

JAMES FITZPATRICK MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled238

KENMORE

New York

CESAR RAMIREZ MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled237

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD HUYNH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled237

SAN FRANCISCO

California

SYED AHMED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled236

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

RICHARD HUGHES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled235

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

SHERRELL ROBERTS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

MONTICELLO

Kentucky

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

NEW YORK

New York

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled233

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JUAN ACEVEDO-CRESPO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled230

CORAL GABLES

Florida

AGUSTIN LATORRE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled230

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

AMBROSE OKONKWO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled229

KINSTON

North Carolina

CHARLES WADEE M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

ANDERSON

South Carolina

HARI GOYAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

MARYSVILLE

California

THOMAS CHAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled229

NEW YORK

New York

ANDRES REDONDO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled228

MIAMI

Florida

CHRISTOPHER MONTGOMERY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled228

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

MICHAEL SPANDORFER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled228

CHARLESTON

South Carolina