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PULMICORT FLEXHALER

BUDESONIDE

Pulmicort (Budesonide) is an inhaled corticosteroid. It reduces inflammation in the inside lining in your airways by blocking the proteins that trigger inflammation. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Pulmicort

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

131K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 622 of 3395

$30.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 569 of 3395

46,330
Patients

Rank: 553 of 3395

34,639
Prescribers

Rank: 482 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

117K

2011

100K

2012

114K

2013

127K

2014

131K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$20.1M

2011

$18.7M

2012

$23.4M

2013

$27.4M

2014

$30.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$176

2011

$176

2012

$170

2013

$168

2014

$179

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 4,384 12,393 $2.88M
California 4,189 11,054 $2.64M
Michigan 3,064 8,152 $2.05M
Florida 2,918 7,774 $1.74M
Pennsylvania 2,196 5,946 $1.4M
Texas 2,327 5,737 $1.28M
Illinois 1,804 5,670 $1.37M
Massachusetts 1,788 5,183 $1.18M
Ohio 1,697 4,881 $1.17M
Wisconsin 1,367 4,429 $1.03M
New Jersey 1,542 4,040 $990K
North Carolina 1,178 3,502 $755K
Indiana 999 2,907 $711K
Washington 1,007 2,906 $652K
Arizona 1,043 2,857 $706K
Connecticut 967 2,803 $676K
Oregon 898 2,782 $631K
Virginia 940 2,483 $562K
Georgia 901 2,404 $486K
Missouri 840 2,339 $541K
Tennessee 877 2,310 $519K
Minnesota 772 2,211 $522K
Maryland 832 2,039 $520K
Colorado 647 1,885 $445K
South Carolina 613 1,661 $352K
Kentucky 568 1,577 $362K
Iowa 498 1,529 $344K
New Mexico 462 1,326 $301K
Alabama 467 1,309 $286K
Oklahoma 481 1,277 $280K
New Hampshire 403 1,179 $316K
Kansas 390 1,090 $228K
Utah 373 1,068 $239K
Idaho 315 933 $190K
Louisiana 329 923 $186K
Rhode Island 266 907 $191K
Maine 311 845 $209K
Arkansas 268 755 $156K
Mississippi 292 719 $137K
West Virginia 205 606 $132K
Vermont 208 596 $143K
Nebraska 171 488 $103K
South Dakota 149 487 $101K
Nevada 208 477 $114K
Hawaii 147 407 $96.3K
Montana 119 380 $79.3K
Delaware 146 350 $105K
North Dakota 101 346 $79K
District of Columbia 81 209 $45.1K
Wyoming 60 176 $38.7K
Alaska 56 163 $39.6K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 PULMICORT FLEXHALER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JASON KARP MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled223

LAKE SUCCESS

New York

RAYMOND PETIT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled200

ATTLEBORO

Massachusetts

JOSEPH GRIZZANTI DO

Claims Filled175

HAWTHORNE

New Jersey

SUSAN DARMSTADTER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled98

WEST ALLIS

Wisconsin

RALPH BINDER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled95

EASTCHESTER

New York

DONALD HO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled91

BURLINGAME

California

STEVEN KRAKER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled90

HOLLAND

Michigan

ROBERT VANDE STOUWE MD PH D

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled90

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

RICHARD REID MD.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled89

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

AYN VINCENT BAYANI M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled89

DUBLIN

Georgia

WALTER DONAT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled86

EAST GREENWICH

Rhode Island

FELIPE ORTIZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled85

LEESBURG

Florida

JOSEPH THORPE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled85

CINCINNATI

Ohio

KENT DEYARMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled77

MEDFORD

Oregon

JANE PARKS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled76

ATHENS

Georgia

JAMES LAMBERTI MD

Claims Filled74

ANNANDALE

Virginia

THOMAS SLOBIG MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled74

GILBERT

Arizona

DANIEL LIBBY M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled71

NEW YORK

New York

PAUL KENTOR MD

Allergy

Claims Filled69

BUFFALO GROVE

Illinois

TERRANCE BARNES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled68

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

CARLOS OBREGON D.O.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled67

SEWELL

New Jersey

ROBERT KRIZ MD

Allergy

Claims Filled66

MADISON

Wisconsin

JULIA MILLER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled66

JOHNSON CITY

New York

JUAN ACEVEDO-CRESPO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled64

CORAL GABLES

Florida

CHARLES FISCHMAN M.D.

Allergy

Claims Filled64

VERO BEACH

Florida