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SODIUM CHLORIDE

SODIUM CHLORIDE IRRIG SOLUTION

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

114K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 638 of 3362

$1.38M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1294 of 3362

46,668
Patients

Rank: 547 of 3362

27,204
Prescribers

Rank: 541 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

117K

2011

121K

2012

118K

2013

114K

2014

109K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.68M

2011

$2.13M

2012

$1.21M

2013

$1.38M

2014

$1.54M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$12

2011

$12

2012

$10

2013

$11

2014

$14

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
New York 7,256 15,135 $130K
California 4,087 11,980 $170K
Ohio 4,935 10,594 $95K
Illinois 2,561 6,855 $78.2K
Florida 2,980 6,728 $74.7K
Pennsylvania 2,157 5,442 $62.4K
New Jersey 2,109 4,446 $40.6K
Minnesota 1,317 4,318 $65.9K
Michigan 1,616 4,074 $46.6K
Kentucky 1,362 4,053 $52.9K
Texas 1,980 3,940 $37.9K
Indiana 1,663 3,457 $40K
Wisconsin 868 2,364 $26.3K
Washington 802 2,095 $23.3K
Iowa 683 1,957 $25.6K
North Carolina 991 1,920 $40.7K
Missouri 724 1,914 $20.7K
Massachusetts 458 1,757 $34.7K
Virginia 657 1,615 $17.9K
Maryland 749 1,415 $16.2K
Arizona 448 1,244 $21K
Colorado 394 1,230 $17K
Tennessee 387 1,114 $18.1K
Kansas 330 946 $8,453
Alabama 528 936 $7,881
Hawaii 380 876 $6,863
Nebraska 298 874 $10.3K
Oklahoma 418 872 $10.1K
Oregon 291 854 $17.5K
Arkansas 256 836 $14.7K
Georgia 352 829 $12.8K
Connecticut 317 793 $9,511
Montana 317 780 $15.4K
South Carolina 275 669 $29.8K
Rhode Island 121 530 $15.8K
Louisiana 178 509 $5,529
New Hampshire 105 393 $7,828
West Virginia 197 384 $4,824
Utah 125 371 $4,692
Idaho 151 360 $4,831
Maine 108 353 $2,883
South Dakota 125 331 $9,085
Nevada 115 258 $5,036
Delaware 124 245 $2,141
Mississippi 116 219 $2,331
New Mexico 79 219 $2,042
North Dakota 53 193 $2,616
Vermont 58 189 $1,933
Wyoming 42 138 $1,379
District of Columbia 52 124 $1,918
Alaska 16 42 $598
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 SODIUM CHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HELEN KIM MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled820

STATEN ISLAND

New York

ALIREZA TOOSSI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

NEWTON

Massachusetts

PHILIP LIU MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled301

HONESDALE

Pennsylvania

JONG JIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled287

CHICAGO

Illinois

DONALD LANZA M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled272

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

MARIA ATIENZA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled212

CORBIN

Kentucky

DAN MEIRSON MD

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled206

DEERFIELD BEACH

Florida

DAVID ZETTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled202

ARLINGTON

Kentucky

JOSEPH HUSCHART M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

CINCINNATI

Ohio

PETER BALACUIT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled197

MONROVIA

California

RICHARD CLOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled188

GLASGOW

Kentucky

LEO KANEV MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled186

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

Illinois

DANIEL AKIN MD

Otolaryngic Allergy

Claims Filled185

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

DENIS OCONNELL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

HOFFMAN ESTATES

Illinois

SUSAN TEWS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled154

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

DAVID KENNEDY MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled142

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

TERESA GUERRERO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

HOUSTON

Texas

ASHWINI GANDHE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

ALIQUIPPA

Pennsylvania

EMAD ELBADAWY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

CLEVELAND

Ohio

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled137

GLENDALE

California

NAUSHEEN HASAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

CAROL STREAM

Illinois

ALIDAD ARABSHAHI MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled132

LAKE RIDGE

Virginia

SEAN HEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

AZHAR ESHO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

SANTA UPENIECE PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled124

STATEN ISLAND

New York