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SODIUM CHLORIDE

SODIUM CHLORIDE FOR INHALATION

Ocean Saline Nasal Spray (Sodium Chloride) relieves nasal congestion by thinning mucus and moisturizing the inside of your nose. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Saline nasal spray

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

4,343
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1585 of 3362

$106K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2028 of 3362

1,829
Patients

Rank: 1472 of 3362

1,055
Prescribers

Rank: 1620 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,908

2011

3,027

2012

3,590

2013

4,343

2014

4,816

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$40.7K

2011

$92.5K

2012

$116K

2013

$106K

2014

$107K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$15

2011

$19

2012

$19

2013

$22

2014

$26

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
Illinois 1,103 2,860 $78.4K
Ohio 133 214 $2,412
Kentucky 60 205 $1,787
Florida 50 101 $2,304
Pennsylvania 43 100 $1,619
Minnesota 38 84 $1,575
California 32 82 $2,656
Indiana 43 58 $1,243
New Jersey 29 53 $1,552
New York 34 53 $949
Iowa 23 51 $1,767
North Carolina 26 45 $889
Virginia 20 36 $603
Wisconsin 15 33 $634
Michigan 30 $540
Massachusetts 21 29 $419
Missouri 28 $206
Hawaii 27 $620
Texas 21 26 $447
Wyoming 24 $318
Washington 14 22 $479
Oklahoma 11 22 $388
Tennessee 19 $288
New Hampshire 19 $331
Connecticut 17 $525
Colorado 15 $376
Georgia 11 13 $533
Oregon 11 11 $200
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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