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SODIUM CHLORIDE

SODIUM CHLORIDE FOR INHALATION

Ocean Saline Nasal Spray (Sodium Chloride) relieves nasal congestion by thinning mucus and moisturizing the inside of your nose. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Saline nasal spray

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

4,816
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1575 of 3395

$107K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2385 of 3395

2,007
Patients

Rank: 1451 of 3395

1,101
Prescribers

Rank: 1634 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,908

2011

3,027

2012

3,590

2013

4,343

2014

4,816

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$40.7K

2011

$92.5K

2012

$116K

2013

$106K

2014

$107K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$15

2011

$19

2012

$19

2013

$22

2014

$26

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Illinois 1,272 2,989 $76.7K
Kentucky 30 263 $1,940
Ohio 96 205 $2,373
Florida 64 113 $2,587
Pennsylvania 49 105 $1,626
New Jersey 40 87 $1,370
Massachusetts 33 84 $1,328
California 35 82 $2,830
Minnesota 41 69 $1,128
Wisconsin 15 61 $568
Tennessee 11 60 $836
Iowa 17 58 $2,276
North Carolina 25 56 $1,051
New York 30 54 $964
Texas 30 53 $1,246
Virginia 17 43 $811
Indiana 27 37 $656
South Carolina 12 35 $426
Michigan 18 34 $772
Missouri 16 33 $429
Georgia 19 29 $528
Washington 29 $448
Oklahoma 24 $460
Oregon 20 $391
Connecticut 20 $428
New Hampshire 15 $221
Maryland 15 $193
Alabama 14 $262
South Dakota 13 $230
Wyoming 13 $230
Colorado 13 $265
Montana 12 $121
Hawaii 11 $245
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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