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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

375K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 399 of 3395

$31.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 553 of 3395

192,905
Patients

Rank: 310 of 3395

106,869
Prescribers

Rank: 238 of 3395

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it worked well

7%

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

503K

2011

450K

2012

464K

2013

472K

2014

375K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$28M

2011

$27.9M

2012

$32.2M

2013

$35.4M

2014

$31.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$70

2011

$76

2012

$77

2013

$77

2014

$75

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 17,438 35,851 $2.94M
Texas 16,037 27,859 $2.34M
California 13,097 26,778 $2.21M
Florida 11,631 21,181 $1.81M
Ohio 9,160 16,222 $1.47M
Indiana 9,056 16,135 $1.34M
Pennsylvania 8,529 16,072 $1.39M
Michigan 7,183 12,956 $1.28M
Tennessee 7,593 12,915 $1.04M
North Carolina 7,028 12,774 $1.03M
Illinois 5,869 10,002 $845K
Virginia 4,821 9,452 $812K
Georgia 5,619 9,281 $753K
Kentucky 4,383 8,884 $771K
Oklahoma 3,450 8,054 $594K
Oregon 3,256 7,316 $592K
New Jersey 3,513 6,646 $644K
Missouri 3,333 6,507 $548K
Arizona 3,417 6,463 $566K
Connecticut 3,282 6,284 $530K
Louisiana 2,985 6,270 $501K
Wisconsin 3,116 5,723 $483K
Massachusetts 2,342 5,391 $446K
South Carolina 2,493 4,650 $413K
Washington 2,362 4,330 $362K
West Virginia 2,031 4,317 $369K
Alabama 2,127 4,272 $360K
Iowa 1,984 3,769 $291K
Mississippi 1,964 3,513 $283K
Nevada 1,588 3,079 $278K
Maryland 1,669 2,875 $265K
Colorado 1,352 2,553 $232K
Maine 1,376 2,310 $195K
Kansas 1,176 2,290 $192K
Minnesota 1,081 2,258 $180K
New Mexico 1,035 2,131 $172K
Nebraska 1,261 2,121 $163K
Arkansas 1,046 2,121 $175K
Delaware 849 1,452 $139K
Idaho 680 1,373 $114K
Utah 730 1,257 $106K
New Hampshire 660 1,216 $112K
Montana 477 930 $75.8K
North Dakota 366 752 $55.3K
Hawaii 385 691 $63K
South Dakota 339 595 $46.3K
Alaska 313 482 $35.9K
Wyoming 192 392 $31.6K
Rhode Island 215 378 $33.3K
Vermont 199 377 $32.3K
District of Columbia 186 310 $24.6K
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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