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ADVAIR HFA

FLUTICASONE/SALMETEROL

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

364K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 404 of 3362

$139M
Retail Cost

Rank: 186 of 3362

103,080
Patients

Rank: 414 of 3362

60,829
Prescribers

Rank: 363 of 3362

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66%

of people say

it's worth it

47%

of people say

it worked well

11%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

253K

2011

303K

2012

349K

2013

364K

2014

398K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$68.6M

2011

$91.1M

2012

$122M

2013

$139M

2014

$162M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$183

2011

$198

2012

$205

2013

$220

2014

$244

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 7,475 30,741 $11.8M
Florida 9,907 28,836 $11.1M
California 6,676 22,258 $8.37M
Pennsylvania 5,594 20,929 $7.89M
Ohio 5,836 20,557 $8.02M
Georgia 5,431 18,814 $6.77M
Texas 6,101 18,239 $6.96M
Michigan 3,909 11,960 $5.14M
North Carolina 3,219 11,427 $4.13M
Arizona 3,009 9,548 $3.62M
Illinois 2,681 9,253 $3.68M
Wisconsin 2,301 8,767 $3.37M
New Jersey 2,454 8,573 $3.36M
Massachusetts 2,153 8,414 $3.35M
Missouri 2,199 8,199 $3.03M
Virginia 2,419 8,166 $3.19M
Indiana 2,399 8,059 $3.24M
Tennessee 2,366 7,995 $2.98M
South Carolina 2,379 7,896 $2.87M
Colorado 2,317 7,528 $2.93M
Kentucky 1,914 7,057 $2.6M
Washington 1,710 6,248 $2.35M
Minnesota 1,406 5,111 $2.1M
Oregon 1,341 5,017 $1.84M
Maryland 1,400 4,431 $1.76M
Alabama 1,291 4,299 $1.55M
Connecticut 1,175 4,052 $1.57M
Iowa 973 4,012 $1.45M
Arkansas 1,046 3,696 $1.32M
Maine 884 3,279 $1.34M
West Virginia 871 3,247 $1.16M
Louisiana 960 3,222 $1.1M
Kansas 891 3,072 $1.13M
Vermont 656 2,514 $1.1M
Montana 622 2,443 $867K
Oklahoma 642 2,190 $820K
New Hampshire 615 2,077 $820K
Nebraska 489 1,815 $642K
New Mexico 479 1,754 $645K
Hawaii 439 1,636 $665K
Mississippi 449 1,589 $539K
Utah 426 1,560 $601K
Nevada 406 1,303 $521K
Idaho 275 957 $359K
Delaware 260 882 $376K
Rhode Island 206 735 $271K
South Dakota 184 704 $266K
District of Columbia 179 624 $219K
Wyoming 153 579 $222K
North Dakota 114 467 $168K
Alaska 78 212 $90K
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 ADVAIR HFA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES JONES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled78

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

CHRISTINE WOLLSCHLAGER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled78

HAMDEN

Connecticut

BRIAN BURLEW MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled77

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

BRUCE YERGIN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled77

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

RICHARD SIMMONS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled77

LAGRANGE

Georgia

MOHSIN BAJWA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled77

HOUSTON

Texas

AQEEL MANDVIWALA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled76

LONDON

Kentucky

FELIXBERTO COSICO M.D.

Claims Filled76

FREDONIA

New York

JASON CASTLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

PAINTSVILLE

Kentucky

MARC RASANSKY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled76

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JOHN MAZUR M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled76

GREAT FALLS

Montana

WILLIAM KENNY M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled76

ATLANTA

Georgia

PRAVEENA UPPAL M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled76

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MICHAEL PARK M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled76

PORTAGE

Michigan

FRAZER WADENSTORER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled75

FLINT

Michigan

MAREK MARTYNOWICZ MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled75

HOUSTON

Texas

DAVID KIPPS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled75

SANTA CRUZ

California

JAMES ORTMEYER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled74

DREXEL HILL

Pennsylvania

PRAMTHESH DESAI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled74

WILKES BARRE

Pennsylvania

UMUR HATIPOGLU MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled74

CLEVELAND

Ohio

STEPHANIE TSAO R.N., N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled74

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MARITZA MELENDEZ NIEVES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled74

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

NEIL WALLEN M.D.

Allergy

Claims Filled74

BRISTOL

Tennessee

THOMAS DEMARINI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled73

DECATUR

Georgia

JAMES HOLCOMB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled73

NEWPORT

Vermont