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PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Also prevents wheezing caused by exercise (exercise-induced bronchospasm). This medicine is a bronchodilator. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

7.59M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 39 of 3238

$421M
Retail Cost

Rank: 54 of 3238

2,787,388
Patients

Rank: 25 of 3238

383,967
Prescribers

Rank: 25 of 3238

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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 358,249 879,035 $45.3M
New York 151,340 455,119 $24.5M
Florida 165,385 432,444 $24.2M
Ohio 138,435 375,153 $21.2M
Texas 152,877 349,990 $20.6M
Michigan 109,497 308,067 $18.1M
Illinois 103,804 299,324 $17.1M
Pennsylvania 101,764 280,406 $15M
Tennessee 93,669 274,410 $15.4M
North Carolina 93,269 266,283 $14.5M
Massachusetts 87,732 246,029 $13.9M
Missouri 68,651 205,637 $11.3M
New Jersey 69,308 188,399 $10.3M
Georgia 69,814 180,116 $9.71M
Indiana 66,867 173,045 $10.2M
Kentucky 56,081 171,470 $9.38M
Virginia 66,282 170,139 $9.58M
Washington 64,397 168,985 $9.63M
Arizona 66,983 158,636 $9.17M
Alabama 53,015 146,383 $8.05M
Wisconsin 52,030 135,050 $7.58M
Minnesota 45,486 114,092 $6.68M
South Carolina 41,371 112,349 $6.37M
Louisiana 41,795 112,230 $6.08M
Oregon 41,607 107,867 $5.97M
Oklahoma 39,967 106,822 $6.25M
West Virginia 29,817 91,139 $5.07M
Colorado 38,562 90,341 $5.19M
Maryland 37,126 88,198 $5.05M
Arkansas 29,179 85,447 $4.77M
Iowa 30,044 82,162 $4.55M
Mississippi 27,600 77,531 $4.21M
Connecticut 30,240 74,832 $4.17M
Kansas 24,151 64,784 $3.62M
Maine 20,526 54,691 $3.24M
New Mexico 19,948 46,358 $2.71M
Rhode Island 14,436 39,366 $2.04M
Nevada 14,519 35,797 $2.16M
Nebraska 12,622 33,569 $1.84M
Idaho 12,972 33,169 $1.89M
New Hampshire 12,683 30,886 $1.78M
Utah 12,361 29,918 $1.68M
Delaware 10,649 23,436 $1.43M
Hawaii 10,089 22,808 $1.17M
Montana 7,149 18,832 $1.1M
Vermont 7,135 18,104 $1.04M
District of Columbia 5,551 14,927 $758K
North Dakota 5,795 14,602 $819K
South Dakota 4,774 12,475 $705K
Wyoming 3,224 8,099 $482K
Alaska 3,124 7,890 $474K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
MAHMOUD RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled482

DEARBORN

Michigan

JAMES MYERS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled482

EAST PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

SOMNATH NAIK M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled482

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

JOHN RATLIFF D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled479

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled479

ROYSTON

Georgia

JOSEPHINE BELLO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled478

FLINT

Michigan

ABDELBASET YOUSSEF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled476

WAYNE

Michigan

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled476

GLENDALE

California

LABRONZ DAVIS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled476

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MIGDONIA DELOS SANTOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled475

CHICAGO

Illinois

ANAHIT BLIKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled475

LOS ANGELES

California

JEROME ANTONY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled475

CHICAGO

Illinois

WILLIAM CHINN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled473

COLUMBUS

Ohio

NGOC AN PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled472

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SUNIT PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled472

MERCED

California

WAYNE BEAUFORD M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled472

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

ROBERTO LUGLIANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled471

LONG BEACH

California

BOBBY YANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled470

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

BERNARD SHELTON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled469

SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Michigan

DAVID CHASE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled469

BOONEVILLE

Mississippi

LEONEL CAMEJO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled469

TAMPA

Florida

MICHAEL BLATT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled469

WHEELING

West Virginia

NASHAT RABADI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled467

BUFFALO

New York

JESUS CID M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled467

MIAMI

Florida

BRODIE MCALPIN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled466

CORINTH

Mississippi