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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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73%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

7%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.82M

2011

2.77M

2012

2.57M

2013

2.39M

2014

2.71M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$117M

2011

$126M

2012

$126M

2013

$125M

2014

$150M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$54

2011

$61

2012

$63

2013

$69

2014

$71

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
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for VENTOLIN HFA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GURINDER BRAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

TAMPA

WILLIAM HOOK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

APO

SHEILA GONZALEZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled147

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

MARJERY LOPEZ-ACEVEDO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

LUIS TORRELLAS RUIZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled60

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

IVAN IRIZARRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MIRIAM MARTINEZ-TORRES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled80

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

LUIS DEL PRADO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

LUISA RIVERA-CHINCHILLA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

LAS PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

DONALD DEXTER COBIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled71

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

NAIRYS SOMOZA M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled51

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

STEPHEN MAININI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled54

CODY

Wyoming

LANNY REIMER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

NEWCASTLE

Wyoming

SEEMA RAHMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

MICHELE HARMA FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled80

HURLEY

Wisconsin

GREGORY WCISEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled52

WAUSAU

Wisconsin

LUBNA SORATHIA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled155

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JOYCE BREHM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

STOUGHTON

Wisconsin

GEORGIA BRUNETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

SUPERIOR

Wisconsin

MORRIS PASTERNACK MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled52

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

THOMAS PUCHNER MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled125

MADISON

Wisconsin

STEPHEN WISSINK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

LA CROSSE

Wisconsin

JENNIFER MYSZKOWSKI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

RICHLAND CENTER

Wisconsin

KALLURU VIJAYABHANU MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled87

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

PATRICK DOWLING MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled54

MADISON

Wisconsin