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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
MARIA SRINIVASAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled495

SYRACUSE

New York

CRYSTAL SMITH PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled494

MANCHESTER

Kentucky

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled493

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ERICK KIMMERLING D.O.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled492

DALTON

Georgia

GERALD DANESHVAR M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled488

HAMTRAMCK

Michigan

OYEKUNLE MURAINA MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled488

MACON

Georgia

ROBERT MARCUM M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled486

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

GNANA SUNDERAM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled486

EAST ORANGE

New Jersey

VINCENT PHILLIPS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled486

OLYMPIA

Washington

MANUEL FRANCO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled484

CHICAGO

Illinois

MICHAEL COX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled483

LIVINGSTON

Tennessee

PREM SALHOTRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled482

YUCCA VALLEY

California

SASTRY PANCHAGNULA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled481

LORAIN

Ohio

TANVIR CHODRI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled481

ASHEBORO

North Carolina

RAED HAMED MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled479

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

THOMAS SCHNEIDER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled478

JEFFERSON CITY

Missouri

CHAU LE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled477

ROSEMEAD

California

ELVIS TANSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled476

STOCKTON

California

WILLIAM CHINN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled475

COLUMBUS

Ohio

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Community Health Worker

Claims Filled475

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

CLAUDE PAROLA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled475

BRONX

New York

MICHAEL MARSHALL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled475

WEST COLUMBIA

South Carolina

SINDHAGHATTA VENKATRAM MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled475

BRONX

New York

DANIEL MARTIN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled472

N DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

KATHRINE GOLD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled471

BROOKLYN

New York