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SODIUM CHLORIDE

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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

185K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 550 of 3395

$4.29M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1207 of 3395

68,817
Patients

Rank: 480 of 3395

27,668
Prescribers

Rank: 536 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

188K

2011

190K

2012

194K

2013

185K

2014

185K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.08M

2011

$6.68M

2012

$3.8M

2013

$3.8M

2014

$4.29M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$34

2011

$23

2012

$17

2013

$18

2014

$23

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 9,384 24,404 $590K
New York 4,772 14,626 $416K
Florida 5,476 14,354 $380K
Ohio 4,860 12,971 $241K
Pennsylvania 3,245 9,576 $201K
Texas 3,933 7,975 $238K
Illinois 2,988 7,512 $163K
Kentucky 2,555 7,460 $174K
North Carolina 2,259 6,455 $169K
Michigan 2,164 5,577 $137K
Indiana 2,065 5,420 $101K
Missouri 1,544 4,828 $93.8K
Tennessee 1,907 4,600 $119K
Alabama 1,658 4,417 $118K
Georgia 1,607 3,942 $101K
New Jersey 1,683 3,881 $86.4K
Arkansas 1,238 3,648 $91.7K
Arizona 1,125 3,067 $62.3K
Massachusetts 921 2,956 $50.4K
Maryland 1,046 2,892 $40K
Virginia 967 2,612 $73.1K
Wisconsin 746 2,597 $53.8K
Louisiana 826 2,477 $50.1K
West Virginia 819 2,292 $45K
Washington 546 2,244 $42.3K
Nevada 582 2,038 $47.3K
Mississippi 893 1,842 $56.5K
Utah 452 1,808 $29.3K
Minnesota 399 1,701 $31.1K
Connecticut 608 1,579 $31.1K
Oklahoma 570 1,495 $32.5K
Colorado 514 1,431 $28.3K
New Mexico 735 1,179 $11.3K
Iowa 284 957 $20.9K
Kansas 330 918 $28.5K
South Carolina 288 723 $20.6K
Oregon 280 668 $12K
Idaho 190 562 $10.7K
New Hampshire 151 551 $8,663
Nebraska 128 467 $16.7K
Hawaii 180 413 $8,993
Rhode Island 139 412 $7,498
Maine 88 275 $5,957
South Dakota 156 245 $3,223
Wyoming 94 221 $4,469
North Dakota 102 203 $6,009
Vermont 46 164 $3,180
District of Columbia 66 150 $5,211
Montana 73 124 $1,901
Delaware 50 107 $2,016
Alaska 31 70 $4,067
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
JOHN PACE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled518

CAROL STREAM

Illinois

ARNALDO ROSA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled502

LUQUILLO

Puerto Rico

RALPH ESSIEN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled386

NEW ROCHELLE

New York

SANG AHN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled359

LOS ANGELES

California

JAVIER ARROYO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled338

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM LAMM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled308

CUMBERLAND

Maryland

ASHRAF ESKANDER MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled276

SAN BERNARDINO

California

SABEEN NAJAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled270

BAYTOWN

Texas

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled254

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JAMES PIKE D.O.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled251

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

TODD FARRER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled249

BAKERSFIELD

California

DAGMARY PURCELL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled246

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled236

LORAIN

Ohio

BRIAN MINKUS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled223

ARTESIA

California

HAFSA SIDDIQUI M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled220

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

DALBIR CHHABRA MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled215

NEW HYDE PARK

New York

KENNETH MIDDLEBROOKS M.D

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled206

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

RAFAEL MOSQUERA FERNANDEZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled194

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

CLAN HAHN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled191

LOS ANGELES

California

ROZA ISRAEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

FOREST HILLS

New York

YOSEF GLASSMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

OAK BLUFFS

Massachusetts

YOURAM NASSIR MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled173

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT LITTLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled172

SLIDELL

Louisiana

JOSE RIOS COLLAZO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled172

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

RICHARD BUTLIG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

CARSON

California