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SODIUM CHLORIDE

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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

185K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 545 of 3362

$3.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1073 of 3362

70,629
Patients

Rank: 479 of 3362

27,841
Prescribers

Rank: 533 of 3362

More info on related drug Saline nasal spray »

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

188K

2011

190K

2012

194K

2013

185K

2014

185K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.08M

2011

$6.68M

2012

$3.8M

2013

$3.8M

2014

$4.29M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$34

2011

$23

2012

$17

2013

$18

2014

$23

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 9,298 24,167 $556K
New York 4,751 14,722 $388K
Florida 5,129 13,466 $335K
Ohio 4,795 13,390 $224K
Pennsylvania 3,271 10,135 $167K
Kentucky 2,774 8,504 $159K
Illinois 3,275 7,915 $169K
Texas 3,888 7,548 $177K
North Carolina 2,399 6,488 $169K
Michigan 2,383 6,071 $109K
Tennessee 2,083 5,122 $99.6K
Missouri 1,593 4,841 $92.8K
Indiana 1,951 4,572 $85.4K
Alabama 1,694 4,174 $85.4K
Georgia 1,605 4,135 $83.3K
New Jersey 1,587 3,767 $63.7K
Arkansas 1,220 3,270 $63.3K
Louisiana 825 2,880 $46K
Wisconsin 848 2,841 $53.7K
Maryland 1,026 2,736 $64.1K
Virginia 1,039 2,626 $64.4K
Arizona 1,055 2,431 $45.3K
Massachusetts 815 2,109 $51.7K
Mississippi 958 2,040 $54.4K
West Virginia 781 2,028 $36.9K
Minnesota 460 1,809 $20.3K
Washington 493 1,725 $29.9K
Nevada 602 1,724 $35K
Oklahoma 609 1,562 $31.7K
Colorado 428 1,337 $21.6K
Utah 346 1,297 $19.3K
Connecticut 521 1,258 $20.4K
New Mexico 665 1,072 $9,513
Kansas 378 968 $25.5K
Iowa 271 868 $26.9K
South Carolina 250 616 $10.9K
Oregon 229 528 $8,867
Idaho 196 495 $12.3K
New Hampshire 137 420 $5,731
Maine 87 412 $13.8K
South Dakota 186 393 $6,198
Rhode Island 161 374 $8,608
Nebraska 147 346 $5,460
Hawaii 126 266 $4,783
Wyoming 94 242 $4,351
Montana 81 223 $2,614
North Dakota 102 216 $4,305
Vermont 50 201 $4,167
District of Columbia 89 190 $2,865
Alaska 65 146 $2,915
Delaware 56 107 $1,553
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
ARNALDO ROSA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled728

LUQUILLO

Puerto Rico

JAVIER ARROYO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled529

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

JOHN PACE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled481

CAROL STREAM

Illinois

KENNETH MIDDLEBROOKS M.D

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled368

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

DAGMARY PURCELL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled337

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL MOSQUERA FERNANDEZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled308

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

HOWARD BRUCKNER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled303

NEW YORK

New York

CARLOS JIMENEZ-HUYKE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled295

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ROBERT LITTLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled282

SLIDELL

Louisiana

SABEEN NAJAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

BAYTOWN

Texas

JOSE RIOS COLLAZO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled252

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

SANG AHN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled250

LOS ANGELES

California

ASHRAF ESKANDER MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled241

SAN BERNARDINO

California

ESTEBAN CASTRO-DIAZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled240

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

AVI HETTENA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled227

RANCHO SANTA FE

California

EDUARDO ACLE M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled225

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ROZA ISRAEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled215

FOREST HILLS

New York

RALPH ESSIEN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled214

NEW ROCHELLE

New York

JAMES PIKE D.O.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled211

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

LUIS GONZALEZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled204

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

PHILBERT FORD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled201

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

GHASAN TABEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled193

RIVERSIDE

California

SUMAN PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled193

VAN NUYS

California

ROY REARDON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled192

COLQUITT

Georgia

RICHARD CLOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

GLASGOW

Kentucky