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SODIUM CHLORIDE

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

617
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 2289 of 3395

$21.8K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2777 of 3395

113
Patients

Rank: 2530 of 3395

121
Prescribers

Rank: 2485 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

881

2011

1,747

2012

624

2013

738

2014

617

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$14.8K

2011

$17.7K

2012

$18.7K

2013

$30.7K

2014

$21.8K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$30

2011

$26

2012

$22

2013

$32

2014

$49

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Minnesota 89 $3,674
Virginia 57 $1,840
Connecticut 57 $4,002
Indiana 57 $591
California 16 51 $1,494
Tennessee 45 $1,619
North Carolina 40 $946
Florida 29 $544
Missouri 27 $2,120
Michigan 26 $871
Ohio 23 $232
Illinois 14 $158
Arizona 12 13 $356
Pennsylvania 13 $1,116
Kentucky 12 $818
Wisconsin 12 $463
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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