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URSODIOL

Dissolves certain kinds of gallstones in the body when they cannot be removed by surgery. Also treats primary biliary cirrhosis, a liver disorder. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

168K
Medicare Part D Claims
$36.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 32,986 $3.71M
New York 27,217 $3.12M
Florida 21,914 $3.06M
Texas 19,496 $2.4M
Pennsylvania 15,989 $2.06M
Illinois 10,892 $1.38M
Ohio 10,618 $1.42M
Massachusetts 8,603 $1.1M
Michigan 8,264 $1.15M
Tennessee 8,024 $843K
New Jersey 7,997 $1.05M
North Carolina 7,390 $921K
Georgia 7,258 $981K
Wisconsin 7,151 $760K
Virginia 6,176 $712K
Missouri 5,937 $681K
Washington 5,313 $726K
Minnesota 5,239 $626K
Indiana 5,236 $752K
Kentucky 4,512 $611K
Arizona 4,409 $633K
Iowa 3,914 $546K
Puerto Rico 3,734 $312K
Oklahoma 3,721 $422K
Connecticut 3,568 $473K
Louisiana 3,499 $388K
Oregon 3,489 $430K
Alabama 3,428 $365K
Colorado 3,105 $411K
Kansas 2,755 $269K
Mississippi 2,733 $235K
South Carolina 2,543 $346K
Maryland 2,402 $334K
Hawaii 2,330 $294K
New Mexico 2,224 $225K
West Virginia 2,029 $228K
Arkansas 2,025 $251K
Nebraska 2,013 $213K
Nevada 1,732 $216K
Utah 1,649 $234K
Rhode Island 1,592 $237K
Maine 1,421 $245K
Idaho 1,394 $160K
New Hampshire 1,285 $172K
South Dakota 1,017 $118K
Montana 779 $85.5K
Alaska 715 $59K
North Dakota 711 $89.2K
Vermont 704 $109K
Delaware 527 $82.2K
Wyoming 399 $64K
District of Columbia 204 $24.4K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for URSODIOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANDREAS TZAKIS MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled941

MIAMI

Florida

ALEXANDRU MUSAT MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled820

MADISON

Wisconsin

JOHN LAKE MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled476

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

SAMMY SAAB MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled468

LOS ANGELES

California

LEONARD GOLDSTEIN M.D. F.A.C.P.

Hepatology

Claims Filled459

LOS ANGELES

California

BRUCE BACON MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled409

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MARY VETTER ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled351

ROCHESTER

New York

IRVING INGRAHAM MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled351

PEABODY

Massachusetts

CHARLES HWU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled348

FLUSHING

New York

NAOKY TSAI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled341

KAILUA

Hawaii

CHIRAG PATEL MD

Clinical Laboratory Immunology

Claims Filled326

CHATT

Tennessee

CHRISTINE O'MAHONY MD

Surgery

Claims Filled324

HOUSTON

Texas

ALEX BEFELER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled265

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

CARLOS VARGAS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled263

MIAMI

Florida

BRIAN BERK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled260

TWIN FALLS

Idaho

ENRIQUE MARTINEZ MD

Claims Filled254

ATLANTA

Georgia

LEWIS TEPERMAN M.D.

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled251

NEW YORK

New York

JOSE FRANCO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled236

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

FRANCISCO DURAZO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled230

LOS ANGELES

California

ANDREA GOSSARD RN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled218

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

DILIP MOONKA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled218

DETROIT

Michigan

SIU MING ALAI CHAN APRN, BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled217

HONOLULU

Hawaii

LONG DANG M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled212

WESTMINSTER

California

MICHAEL DEVERA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled204

LOMA LINDA

California

JEFFREY CRIPPIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled204

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri