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ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

812K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 274 of 3362

$37.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 476 of 3362

259,833
Patients

Rank: 252 of 3362

72,043
Prescribers

Rank: 323 of 3362

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 22,710 84,312 $5.92M
New York 24,094 79,254 $2.44M
Texas 17,931 50,599 $2.81M
Ohio 15,969 50,280 $2.07M
Pennsylvania 14,913 48,916 $1.24M
Florida 13,292 41,025 $2.32M
Illinois 11,223 34,641 $1.28M
Michigan 9,942 31,023 $1.13M
New Jersey 7,688 27,741 $945K
Georgia 6,484 22,785 $951K
Indiana 7,817 21,996 $813K
North Carolina 6,631 18,927 $1.04M
Virginia 5,682 18,369 $682K
Missouri 5,844 18,354 $911K
Tennessee 5,166 16,111 $911K
Minnesota 5,249 16,097 $451K
Iowa 4,392 15,691 $465K
Kentucky 4,650 14,548 $998K
Massachusetts 5,062 13,083 $603K
Wisconsin 3,902 11,925 $407K
Alabama 3,803 10,687 $693K
Kansas 3,031 10,384 $327K
Louisiana 3,786 10,265 $379K
Maryland 3,000 10,176 $311K
Arizona 3,361 9,791 $553K
Nebraska 2,081 8,926 $238K
Oklahoma 3,147 8,581 $525K
Arkansas 2,731 8,089 $564K
Washington 2,729 7,710 $307K
Connecticut 2,882 7,624 $308K
West Virginia 2,226 7,495 $362K
South Carolina 2,396 6,766 $355K
Mississippi 2,470 6,506 $361K
Colorado 2,061 5,965 $220K
South Dakota 1,098 4,578 $119K
Oregon 1,264 3,832 $194K
Maine 1,297 3,513 $122K
Nevada 884 3,338 $272K
Rhode Island 1,005 2,923 $94.3K
North Dakota 767 2,593 $57.5K
Delaware 819 2,413 $70.7K
New Hampshire 845 2,372 $105K
New Mexico 909 2,303 $132K
Utah 626 1,787 $85.4K
Hawaii 753 1,728 $202K
Idaho 465 1,406 $71.7K
District of Columbia 295 1,206 $23.1K
Montana 408 1,190 $33.3K
Vermont 395 1,160 $45.6K
Wyoming 235 809 $35.7K
Alaska 136 368 $13.5K
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 ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM SHADE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

THOMAS FORRESTAL

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

SEAN THOMAS MD

General Practice

Claims Filled122

YUCCA VALLEY

California

NARINDER BASRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

YUBA CITY

California

ATHAR SIDDIQUI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

YPSILANTI

Michigan

CHERYL HUCKINS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled181

YPSILANTI

Michigan

RAVINDER NATH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

SANTUCCIO RICCIARDI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

BENJAMIN HAYEK M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled73

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

ROBERT GRIMSHAW, JR. M.D., F.A.C.P.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled65

YORKTOWN HTS

New York

K. WENTLAND D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

YORK

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH ERWIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled124

YORK

Nebraska

ADELLE KURTZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

YORK

Pennsylvania

PATRICK HOTOVY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

YORK

Nebraska

PAWAN ARORA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

YORK

Pennsylvania

FAINA CAPLAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled65

YORK

Pennsylvania

TODD FAGO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

YORK

Nebraska

RIFFAT MAHMUD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled110

YORK

Pennsylvania

GADDY HAYMOV MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

YONKERS

New York

JOHN D'AMBROSIO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

YONKERS

New York

IYAD ANNABI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled73

YONKERS

New York

EMANUELA MACIAG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

YONKERS

New York

SOPHIA GAZIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

YONKERS

New York

KIRK DAWSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled140

YELM

Washington

ANGEL RAMOS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled66

YAUCO

Puerto Rico