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VENTOLIN HFA

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

2.39M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 131 of 3362

$125M
Retail Cost

Rank: 206 of 3362

997,678
Patients

Rank: 88 of 3362

264,273
Prescribers

Rank: 69 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 98,832 235,430 $12.4M
New York 87,507 217,560 $11.1M
Pennsylvania 85,007 215,538 $10.8M
California 68,597 164,287 $8.46M
Michigan 60,166 138,199 $7.64M
Texas 45,123 97,611 $5.29M
North Carolina 36,265 86,743 $4.52M
Georgia 37,484 81,392 $4.13M
Kentucky 26,291 66,726 $3.39M
Ohio 28,525 65,187 $3.51M
Illinois 26,699 62,894 $3.37M
New Jersey 23,431 55,627 $2.85M
Missouri 20,283 48,237 $2.51M
Minnesota 22,077 46,779 $2.51M
Wisconsin 21,018 46,709 $2.51M
Washington 19,546 44,418 $2.39M
Virginia 18,454 41,247 $2.17M
Arkansas 17,776 40,968 $2.11M
Tennessee 16,961 40,891 $2.26M
South Carolina 19,235 39,331 $2.09M
Indiana 16,355 39,078 $2.17M
Oregon 15,788 37,064 $1.94M
Alabama 13,911 34,331 $1.84M
Massachusetts 12,236 33,114 $1.78M
Maryland 13,849 30,605 $1.66M
Iowa 12,247 29,911 $1.52M
Louisiana 11,372 29,050 $1.48M
Arizona 12,351 25,315 $1.38M
Maine 8,531 24,691 $1.4M
Connecticut 9,782 24,573 $1.3M
Colorado 10,366 24,042 $1.32M
Mississippi 9,556 20,706 $1.05M
Oklahoma 8,031 19,575 $1.07M
Nevada 9,024 18,068 $1.01M
Kansas 7,592 17,506 $913K
West Virginia 4,796 12,582 $666K
Nebraska 5,437 12,343 $630K
New Mexico 5,700 12,165 $660K
Utah 6,259 11,777 $619K
Hawaii 5,272 11,531 $619K
Montana 4,682 11,492 $615K
New Hampshire 4,341 10,748 $591K
Idaho 4,616 10,466 $563K
Rhode Island 3,648 8,657 $428K
South Dakota 3,391 8,042 $420K
North Dakota 2,581 5,944 $312K
Vermont 1,795 4,147 $235K
Delaware 1,885 4,069 $235K
District of Columbia 1,652 4,003 $198K
Wyoming 1,486 3,375 $188K
Alaska 1,049 2,585 $147K
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 VENTOLIN HFA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JUAN ACEVEDO-CRESPO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,651

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JORGE SANCHEZ-MASIQUES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,494

MIAMI

Florida

ANDRES REDONDO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,115

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA CARIAGA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled794

TAMPA

Florida

KULMEET KUNDLAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled742

LAKE WALES

Florida

FERNANDO MARTINEZ CATINCHI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled738

HIALEAH

Florida

MARIO MANGAS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled636

MIAMI

Florida

YOUSSEF AWAD MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled552

LONG BEACH

California

MAZHAR ELAMIR

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled531

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

SHAMIMARA BORACHI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled485

HOLIDAY

Florida

MICHAEL DIMEO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled428

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

ANNETTE FORNOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled425

MIAMI

Florida

SURINDER BAJWA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled417

NEW KENSINGTON

Pennsylvania

JORGE CASTELLANOS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled404

HIALEAH

Florida

JESSICA VIGIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled377

KISSIMMEE

Florida

GANESH AKULA M.D

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled369

ORLANDO

Florida

ALI MAHMOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled357

DETROIT

Michigan

FAUSTO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled343

BRONX

New York

DIOBEN AQUINO DE LA CRUZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled342

ORLANDO

Florida

BORIS SAGALOVICH MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled337

BROOKLYN

New York

MERCEDES FERRERAS

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled337

MIAMI

Florida

MANUEL GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled332

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

DOMINIC GONZALEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

ZAHID SHEIKH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled326

MADISON HTS

Michigan

SERGIO MARTINEZ

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled322

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York