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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). Albuterol inhalation aerosol is also used to prevent breathing difficulties during exercise. Albuterol is in a class of medications called bronchodilators. It works by relaxing and opening air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

874K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 257 of 3238

$30.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 502 of 3238

275,604
Patients

Rank: 234 of 3238

71,447
Prescribers

Rank: 312 of 3238

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 26,377 96,728 $4.42M
New York 23,512 80,035 $2.05M
Ohio 16,941 54,962 $1.85M
Texas 19,878 53,649 $2.26M
Pennsylvania 15,022 50,888 $1.11M
Florida 15,449 47,779 $1.84M
Illinois 10,700 34,556 $1.01M
New Jersey 8,582 32,044 $895K
Michigan 10,530 31,628 $998K
Georgia 7,203 24,464 $777K
Indiana 8,541 24,116 $719K
Tennessee 6,392 20,603 $812K
Missouri 6,161 19,756 $844K
Virginia 5,880 19,739 $605K
North Carolina 6,551 18,758 $794K
Kentucky 5,037 16,749 $907K
Iowa 4,207 15,556 $426K
Minnesota 4,867 14,579 $375K
Wisconsin 4,155 14,287 $399K
Alabama 4,522 13,295 $573K
Massachusetts 5,326 13,168 $450K
Louisiana 4,405 12,475 $397K
Maryland 3,134 11,552 $283K
Kansas 3,125 11,311 $325K
Nebraska 2,094 9,906 $223K
Arizona 3,436 9,204 $404K
Oklahoma 3,302 9,163 $439K
West Virginia 2,522 8,494 $335K
Washington 2,957 8,400 $258K
Arkansas 2,820 8,254 $478K
Mississippi 2,809 7,300 $342K
South Carolina 2,507 7,284 $290K
Connecticut 2,629 6,928 $243K
Colorado 2,006 6,174 $188K
South Dakota 1,167 5,133 $115K
Nevada 1,082 4,497 $191K
Oregon 1,315 3,873 $139K
Maine 1,315 3,474 $101K
Rhode Island 1,096 3,331 $89.9K
Delaware 898 2,660 $72.1K
North Dakota 765 2,579 $55.6K
New Mexico 885 2,534 $115K
New Hampshire 918 2,503 $94.1K
Utah 682 2,013 $74.7K
Montana 490 1,643 $34.7K
Hawaii 772 1,590 $93K
Idaho 454 1,455 $62.5K
District of Columbia 290 1,217 $24K
Vermont 391 1,135 $37.7K
Wyoming 258 706 $34.8K
Alaska 107 330 $12.8K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 Filled93

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

ROBERTO GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

YUMA

Arizona

WISSAM FAYAD M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled57

YUMA

Arizona

STEPHEN VERNIER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled182

YUKON

Oklahoma

PREM SALHOTRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

YUCCA VALLEY

California

SEAN THOMAS MD

General Practice

Claims Filled106

YUCCA VALLEY

California

CHERYL HUCKINS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

YPSILANTI

Michigan

SABAH AL-ATTAR M.D

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled69

YPSILANTI

Michigan

ATHAR SIDDIQUI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled106

YPSILANTI

Michigan

BENJAMIN HAYEK M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled75

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

RAVINDER NATH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

SANTUCCIO RICCIARDI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled81

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

GERALD GREER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

YORKTOWN

Indiana

PATRICIA SAUERS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled85

YORK SPRINGS

Pennsylvania

TODD FAGO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

YORK

Nebraska

JOSEPH ERWIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

YORK

Nebraska

PATRICK HOTOVY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

YORK

Nebraska

ADELLE KURTZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

YORK

Pennsylvania

JAMES HARBERGER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

YORK

Pennsylvania

FAINA CAPLAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled72

YORK

Pennsylvania

SUDHA GANTI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

YONKERS

New York

ROY GADIOMA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

YONKERS

New York

GADDY HAYMOV MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

YONKERS

New York

ANNAMMA JOHN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

YONKERS

New York

SURBHI AGARWAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

YONKERS

New York