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ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

9.22M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 34 of 3395

$561M
Retail Cost

Rank: 49 of 3395

3,472,926
Patients

Rank: 22 of 3395

419,645
Prescribers

Rank: 23 of 3395

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73%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

7%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

5.02M

2011

6.21M

2012

7.59M

2013

8.52M

2014

9.23M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$236M

2011

$322M

2012

$421M

2013

$498M

2014

$561M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$65

2011

$68

2012

$66

2013

$66

2014

$68

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 423,471 1,016,824 $56.5M
New York 205,493 632,460 $37.4M
Florida 220,435 556,268 $34.5M
Texas 205,544 462,515 $29.7M
Ohio 169,006 445,830 $27.7M
North Carolina 127,514 354,905 $21.3M
Illinois 129,753 351,650 $22M
Michigan 126,744 340,443 $21.7M
Tennessee 106,204 303,370 $18.8M
Pennsylvania 114,093 294,736 $17.7M
Massachusetts 103,944 287,636 $17.7M
Missouri 86,644 258,368 $15.4M
Georgia 97,255 255,728 $15M
New Jersey 82,124 216,281 $13M
Indiana 82,445 212,247 $13.5M
Virginia 81,578 205,898 $12.6M
Kentucky 66,921 197,340 $11.7M
Washington 75,779 192,609 $12M
Arizona 83,724 188,945 $11.9M
Alabama 63,623 168,940 $10.5M
Wisconsin 68,643 168,801 $10.5M
South Carolina 59,717 157,413 $9.82M
Oklahoma 50,111 132,398 $8.47M
Louisiana 49,081 131,176 $7.86M
Minnesota 54,474 129,153 $8.23M
Oregon 49,716 123,351 $7.4M
Colorado 55,279 122,695 $7.76M
Maryland 52,631 119,954 $7.5M
West Virginia 36,789 109,605 $6.62M
Arkansas 34,267 101,309 $6.14M
Iowa 37,991 99,640 $5.98M
Connecticut 39,310 93,840 $5.68M
Mississippi 30,165 83,743 $5.02M
Kansas 30,664 79,577 $4.84M
Nevada 28,101 66,936 $4.39M
Maine 23,460 61,399 $3.97M
New Mexico 21,939 51,451 $3.26M
Rhode Island 16,645 42,854 $2.41M
Nebraska 16,333 41,737 $2.51M
Idaho 16,824 41,348 $2.57M
New Hampshire 17,491 40,693 $2.62M
Utah 15,473 35,746 $2.25M
Delaware 13,229 28,204 $1.89M
Montana 10,354 26,241 $1.65M
Hawaii 11,348 24,279 $1.38M
Vermont 9,839 24,196 $1.56M
District of Columbia 7,129 19,253 $1.09M
North Dakota 7,687 18,399 $1.12M
South Dakota 6,814 17,120 $1.04M
Wyoming 4,655 11,262 $732K
Alaska 4,088 10,030 $671K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 PROAIR HFA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PAUL PHILLIPS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT PAUL

Virginia

ASHLEY WIGGINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MC CORMICK

South Carolina

ERIN MARTIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PEORIA

Illinois

KIRSTEN MORISSETTE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HARDIN

Montana

KANWARDEEP SINGH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

PURNA CHETTRI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GLENDALE

Arizona

ANN ZERR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JAYA KARNANI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ELK GROVE

California

ELMER IRETON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

DOROTHY PAGE MBBS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HYDE PARK

New York

MARIA SMITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLINT

Michigan

KUNMI MAJEKODUNMI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GLEN BURNIE

Maryland

AGNIESZKA DANIELEWICZ RPA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

ITHACA

New York

COLLEEN CRABBE ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

GAINESVILLE

Florida

JANIE KWAK-TRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

MONIQUE DULECKI NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

WYANDOTTE

Michigan

DEREK WILLIAMS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAWTHORNE

California

ZENAIDA MADDELA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HENDERSON

Kentucky

TIMOTHY RUMMEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

EKOM NNAMDIE ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

BELLE GLADE

Florida

DENNIS BADMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SANBORNVILLE

New Hampshire

TODD LESTER PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

PATRICK WEYER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

PAWTUCKET

Rhode Island

JOHN ALLNUTT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

INDEPENDENCE

Kentucky

KEVIN TREAKLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina