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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
HOWARD LEVY D.O.

Claims Filled117

YUCCA VALLEY

California

ELDENE SMITH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled94

YUCCA VALLEY

California

GREGORY MCGUINN PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled79

YUCCA VALLEY

California

PREM SALHOTRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled441

YUCCA VALLEY

California

AYAD GHARGHOURY M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled193

YUCCA VALLEY

California

SUMIT MAHAJAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

YUCCA VALLEY

California

MICHELLE WEAVER N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled104

YUCCA VALLEY

California

VICENTE ARANO M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled92

YUCCA VALLEY

California

JOHN BATIN P.A.-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled112

YUCCA VALLEY

California

KIM HOANG M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled88

YUCCA VALLEY

California

TAHER SHAMS

General Practice

Claims Filled60

YUCAIPA

California

RICHARD HILL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

YUCAIPA

California

PRANAV MEHTA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled204

YUCAIPA

California

GURINDERPAL KHAIRA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled96

YUCAIPA

California

TONYA YONEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled87

YUCAIPA

California

CHARLES CHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

YUCAIPA

California

TERI BOON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

YUCAIPA

California

WILLIAM SPAHN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled73

YUCAIPA

California

MEHDI JAHROMI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

YUCAIPA

California

JAVIER ARMIJO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

YUCAIPA

California

MAQSUD DEAN MS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled67

YUBA CITY

California

DELBERT BEILER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

YUBA CITY

California

VASSILI BROUTSKI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled196

YUBA CITY

California

MADHU JODHANI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled53

YUBA CITY

California

MANINDER PAUL BAINS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled152

YUBA CITY

California