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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
JOHN ACQUAYE-AWAH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled619

CHICAGO

Illinois

YISA SUNMONU MD

Claims Filled614

ASHTABULA

Ohio

CARLOS TEJEDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled612

PASSAIC

New Jersey

KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled612

PALMDALE

California

GAUTAM DEV MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled610

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

SANTPAL MAVI M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled607

GALLIPOLIS

Ohio

MOHAMMAD CHAUDHRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled607

UNION CITY

New Jersey

JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled605

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

RODNEY YING M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled603

SARATOGA SPRINGS

New York

SERGIO MARTINEZ

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled603

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

RAVEENDRA CHIGURUPATI M.D,M.P.H

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled603

BROOKLYN

New York

DONALD RABIL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled600

DURHAM

North Carolina

TANVIR CHODRI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled599

ASHEBORO

North Carolina

ANAHIT BLIKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled596

GLENDALE

California

MICHAEL MARSHALL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled595

WEST COLUMBIA

South Carolina

CLYDE SOUTHWELL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled594

HENDERSONVILLE

Tennessee

ROBERT HOLLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled589

PT PLEASANT

West Virginia

SHEKAR MURTHY MD

Claims Filled588

BRONX

New York

DUSTIN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled585

NEW YORK

New York

YOUSSEF AWAD MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled577

LONG BEACH

California

MANJIT BHAMRAH M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled576

GLENDALE

Arizona

SALEEM MAHMOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled573

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

KENNETH SHA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled570

FLUSHING

New York

TYRONE LEE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled570

CONWAY

Arkansas

DAVID PHAM MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled570

WESTMINSTER

California