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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 COWDEN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled486

LONGMONT

Colorado

FERNANDO MORA-MCLAUGHLIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled486

BRONX

New York

ABRAHAM ISHAAYA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled486

LOS ANGELES

California

DOUGLAS COHEN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled485

MOUNT LAUREL

New Jersey

VIPIN GARG M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled484

ELIZABETH

New Jersey

SASTRY PANCHAGNULA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled484

LORAIN

Ohio

BRIAN BURLEW MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled484

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

ADA ARIAS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled483

CHICAGO

Illinois

FADI ALKHANKAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled481

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

RICHARD DURHAM MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled480

LEWISBURG

West Virginia

LEONID BUKHMAN M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled480

NEW YORK

New York

NGOC AN PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled480

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

KATHRINE GOLD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled479

BROOKLYN

New York

ELIAS NAME MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled479

CHICOPEE

Massachusetts

AZIZ RAHMAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled479

CENTRALIA

Illinois

REGINALD EBURUCHE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled478

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

VINOD SHARMA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled478

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

JODY NATION

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled477

DALTON

Georgia

JEREMY BLACKWELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled477

JASPER

Alabama

SHANNON BEDJA FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled476

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

KETAN JANI M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled476

PRESCOTT

Arizona

BRODIE MCALPIN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled475

CORINTH

Mississippi

WILLIAM MCKAY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled475

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

MERAJ YUNUS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled474

HAMTRAMCK

Michigan

WILLIAM CHINN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled473

COLUMBUS

Ohio