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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's worth it

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it worked well

7%

of people say

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
DAVID SAMARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled366

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

ALEXANDER CUSMANO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled364

YALE

Michigan

JUNJI HIGUCHI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled364

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MUBARAK KHAWAJA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled364

HOUSTON

Texas

KENNETH SLATER MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled359

MARION

Virginia

MANUEL OJEDA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled356

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

VINA PATEL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled353

TROY

New York

ASHRAF ESKANDER MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled352

SAN BERNARDINO

California

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled350

MAUMEE

Ohio

JOHN ARNETT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled347

DOUGLAS

Georgia

WYATT BLAKE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled346

MONTICELLO

Georgia

ANTONIO RUIZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled343

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MOHAMED RAHMAN MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled341

BROOKLYN

New York

SAMIR AL KHOURI M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled339

ALEXANDRIA

Virginia

DANIEL WALTERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled338

SEYMOUR

Indiana

HUNG NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled336

NEW YORK

New York

RODOLFO MAGSINO M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled336

COVINA

California

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

WEI KAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

RONKONKOMA

New York

VIJAY KUMAR MD,FCCP

Specialist

Claims Filled333

SIMI VALLEY

California

GAYLE MITCHELL M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled332

LOS ANGELES

California

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled327

WICHITA

Kansas

JEROME WILBORN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

GOPALAKRISHNA LEELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ANTHONY ANTONUCCI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled325

HUNTINGTON

New York