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SODIUM CHLORIDE

SODIUM CHLORIDE IRRIG SOLUTION

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

109K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 655 of 3395

$1.54M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1575 of 3395

43,959
Patients

Rank: 563 of 3395

25,853
Prescribers

Rank: 552 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

117K

2011

121K

2012

118K

2013

114K

2014

109K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.68M

2011

$2.13M

2012

$1.21M

2013

$1.38M

2014

$1.54M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$12

2011

$12

2012

$10

2013

$11

2014

$14

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 6,682 14,175 $129K
California 3,417 10,533 $174K
Ohio 4,311 9,875 $93.7K
Illinois 2,769 6,748 $72.8K
Florida 2,815 6,431 $79K
Pennsylvania 2,117 5,255 $68.3K
Minnesota 1,273 4,479 $72.3K
New Jersey 1,967 4,200 $35.2K
Kentucky 1,342 3,600 $49.1K
Texas 1,810 3,558 $39.9K
Michigan 1,396 3,405 $50.1K
Indiana 1,423 3,246 $38.1K
North Carolina 1,173 2,269 $101K
Wisconsin 853 2,179 $27K
Washington 772 2,119 $23.7K
Massachusetts 465 2,000 $33.8K
Iowa 638 1,866 $24.3K
Missouri 598 1,662 $23K
Virginia 685 1,629 $46.2K
Arizona 481 1,462 $27.7K
Tennessee 405 1,204 $19.2K
Maryland 599 1,190 $19.2K
Kansas 301 1,042 $10.5K
Colorado 345 1,022 $19K
Oklahoma 383 1,000 $10.2K
Georgia 395 978 $21K
Alabama 557 959 $8,036
Oregon 322 935 $14.8K
Nebraska 342 876 $8,514
Hawaii 366 854 $8,262
South Carolina 312 850 $49.9K
Montana 337 832 $23.9K
Arkansas 237 766 $14K
Connecticut 328 745 $10.3K
Idaho 171 602 $6,760
Louisiana 203 541 $5,937
Rhode Island 120 508 $20K
West Virginia 186 452 $5,866
New Hampshire 117 378 $7,904
Nevada 104 349 $15.3K
Maine 110 333 $3,558
South Dakota 130 289 $5,624
Utah 103 269 $3,087
Vermont 66 226 $2,683
Mississippi 102 214 $2,821
North Dakota 59 195 $4,121
Delaware 102 193 $2,167
New Mexico 66 192 $2,256
District of Columbia 47 110 $1,776
Wyoming 39 101 $1,385
Alaska 17 31 $520
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 SODIUM CHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HELEN KIM MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled426

STATEN ISLAND

New York

PHILIP LIU MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled388

HONESDALE

Pennsylvania

DONALD LANZA M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled290

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

NAUSHEEN HASAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

CAROL STREAM

Illinois

DAVID BARRASSO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled251

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

JAMES HOYE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled215

NORTH DIGHTON

Massachusetts

CAROLYN AGRESTI M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled209

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

SANTA UPENIECE PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled207

STATEN ISLAND

New York

MARIA ATIENZA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled186

CORBIN

Kentucky

DAN MEIRSON MD

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled179

DEERFIELD BEACH

Florida

JAMES BROCKENBROUGH M.D.

Thoracic Surgery Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Claims Filled179

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

SULTAN YUSUFZAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

RANCHO CORDOVA

California

FELIX CHU MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled162

SEATTLE

Washington

SUSAN TEWS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled161

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

TERRENCE CROUCH MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled158

NATIONAL CITY

California

JOSEPH HUSCHART M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

CINCINNATI

Ohio

RICHARD CLOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

GLASGOW

Kentucky

DANIEL AKIN MD

Otolaryngic Allergy

Claims Filled135

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

DAVID KENNEDY MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled134

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ANGELO ONG-VELOSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

LAKE HAVASU CITY

Arizona

MITCHELL WICKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

HAZARD

Kentucky

ERICA THALER MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled129

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

TERESA GUERRERO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

HOUSTON

Texas

CHOO RHEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

COLUMBUS

Ohio

PETER BALACUIT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

MONROVIA

California