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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
HIEU N TRAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled470

WESTMINSTER

California

KRIANGSAK THEPVEERA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled470

SAGINAW

Michigan

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled469

ALICE

Texas

CHESTER MOJICA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled469

SANTA ANA

California

CARLOS SANTOS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled468

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

AGNES UBANI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled468

TEMPLE TERRACE

Florida

STUART SIMON M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled468

AUSTELL

Georgia

ODALYS CROTEAU MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled467

GARDNER

Massachusetts

VELLAIAPPAN SOMASUNDARAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled466

SOUTH WILLIAMSON

Kentucky

WILLIAM SWOGER D.O,F.C.C.P,DABSM

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled466

DOVER

Ohio

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled466

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

KIMBERLY DOBBS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled466

LAUREL

Mississippi

GHULAM AZIZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled465

EAST LIVERPOOL

Ohio

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled465

STEELE

Missouri

KETAN JANI M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled464

PRESCOTT

Arizona

CHARLES MORGAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled464

MCMINNVILLE

Tennessee

MUKESH JAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled463

SOUTHAVEN

Mississippi

MINPING LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled463

BOSTON

Massachusetts

SCOTT SIEGEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled462

LOGAN

West Virginia

GILBERT WITTE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled462

OLEAN

New York

JOHN KING M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled460

MILLEDGEVILLE

Georgia

ARUN MOHANTY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled460

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SANG LEE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled460

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

AIJAZ YAZDANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled460

ELIZABETHTOWN

Kentucky

ARTHUR HEROLD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled460

WEST BLOOMFIELD

Michigan