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PROAIR HFA

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

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
HAI NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled919

OAKLAND

California

JUAN BUITRAGO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled915

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS MONTALVO BONILLA

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled905

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

CHARLES KISTLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled890

COLUMBUS

Ohio

LOURDES FLAMINIANO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled884

NEW YORK

New York

MAZHAR ELAMIR

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled874

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

SHAMIM NAJEEBI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled864

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

ALI MAHMOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled854

DETROIT

Michigan

IMHONA EKO-ISENALUMHE M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled848

WINCHESTER

Tennessee

HARSHAVARDHAN KRISHNA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled841

HAMTRAMCK

Michigan

WILLIAM WASHINGTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled837

COLUMBUS

Ohio

SAMEER SAWALHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled832

DEARBORN

Michigan

PANKAJ SRIVASTAVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled826

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

CHIDOZIE ONONUJU D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled811

SAGINAW

Michigan

GLENN GOMES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled809

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JAVID YADEGAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled806

BROOKLYN

New York

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled800

GLENDALE

California

DAVID ERB MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled787

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled785

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled783

WESTLAND

Michigan

OSCAR RIVERA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled781

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

GAUTAM DEV MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled765

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

ABBAS MANSOUR M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled764

EASLEY

South Carolina

KHALIL INNABI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled755

YONKERS

New York

M SALIM MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled750

CHANDLER

Arizona