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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 2014

8.52M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 35 of 3362

$498M
Retail Cost

Rank: 49 of 3362

3,136,751
Patients

Rank: 22 of 3362

402,541
Prescribers

Rank: 22 of 3362

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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

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
California 374,556 927,813 $50M
New York 186,961 578,214 $32.7M
Florida 197,267 504,183 $29.8M
Texas 180,379 410,742 $25.4M
Ohio 153,158 407,275 $24.3M
Illinois 119,688 334,369 $20.2M
Michigan 119,529 334,001 $20.5M
North Carolina 111,703 317,826 $18.2M
Pennsylvania 108,516 295,671 $16.8M
Tennessee 100,840 294,390 $17.4M
Massachusetts 94,216 265,077 $15.7M
Missouri 79,020 235,602 $13.6M
Georgia 84,593 222,705 $12.5M
New Jersey 73,928 197,140 $11.4M
Virginia 73,909 190,994 $11.2M
Indiana 73,440 190,766 $11.7M
Kentucky 61,809 186,564 $10.7M
Washington 70,397 184,752 $11M
Arizona 73,459 171,005 $10.4M
Alabama 58,903 159,940 $9.52M
Wisconsin 61,201 153,923 $9.18M
South Carolina 54,462 146,946 $8.77M
Louisiana 46,802 125,546 $7.16M
Minnesota 50,441 123,052 $7.55M
Oklahoma 44,827 119,923 $7.34M
Oregon 45,767 116,842 $6.77M
Colorado 48,531 109,703 $6.58M
Maryland 44,310 102,711 $6.17M
Arkansas 33,482 101,390 $5.9M
West Virginia 33,073 100,389 $5.86M
Mississippi 30,553 87,528 $5M
Iowa 32,244 86,917 $5.06M
Connecticut 33,724 83,072 $4.86M
Kansas 26,297 69,704 $4.06M
Nevada 24,560 61,085 $3.86M
Maine 21,964 58,876 $3.66M
New Mexico 21,507 50,763 $3.12M
Rhode Island 15,380 41,119 $2.23M
Idaho 14,653 37,266 $2.22M
New Hampshire 14,615 35,450 $2.14M
Nebraska 13,381 35,420 $2.05M
Utah 13,892 32,819 $1.98M
Delaware 11,449 24,732 $1.6M
Hawaii 10,307 22,886 $1.23M
Montana 8,337 21,798 $1.33M
Vermont 8,223 21,028 $1.29M
District of Columbia 6,266 16,946 $916K
North Dakota 6,156 15,568 $911K
South Dakota 5,419 13,715 $800K
Alaska 3,825 9,487 $601K
Wyoming 3,968 9,433 $586K
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 PROAIR HFA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE SANCHEZ-MASIQUES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled3,610

MIAMI

Florida

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,182

HAYTI

Missouri

JUAN ACEVEDO-CRESPO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled2,094

CORAL GABLES

Florida

BORIS SAGALOVICH MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,862

BROOKLYN

New York

MARIO MANGAS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,861

MIAMI

Florida

HUAN LE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,853

SAN DIEGO

California

SAMUEL AMILL-ACOSTA M.D., FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,754

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ERNESTO MEJIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,688

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

IRINA ZOLOTAREVSKAYA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,584

REGO PARK

New York

DANIEL PATRON MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,580

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

RUDOLF KHUSID M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,560

YARDLEY

Pennsylvania

THOMAS CHAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,524

NEW YORK

New York

FARES YASIN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,403

DEARBORN

Michigan

AHMAD IBRAHIMBACHA M,D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,392

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

VISHNU PATEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,204

PRINCETON

West Virginia

LUIS DE JESUS VARGAS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,142

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO LUGLIANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,084

LONG BEACH

California

JOHN GLOVER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,049

PHOENIX

Arizona

ANDRES REDONDO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,047

MIAMI

Florida

BRIJ VAID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,041

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

SABRA BELLOVIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,013

PORTSMOUTH

Virginia

TERRY BAUL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,010

DETROIT

Michigan

MOHAMMAD-ALI EL-HARAKEH MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled994

PRESCOTT

Arizona

RODNEY MORET M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled978

OAK PARK

Michigan

MORRIS BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled920

DAYTON

Ohio