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URSODIOL

Dissolves certain kinds of gallstones in the body when they cannot be removed by surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

379K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 396 of 3395

$137M
Retail Cost

Rank: 206 of 3395

74,234
Patients

Rank: 473 of 3395

48,097
Prescribers

Rank: 414 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

294K

2011

315K

2012

354K

2013

370K

2014

379K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$36.3M

2011

$38M

2012

$39.8M

2013

$79.9M

2014

$137M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$126

2011

$136

2012

$147

2013

$208

2014

$324

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 7,664 40,110 $14.3M
California 8,605 40,078 $14.1M
Texas 5,646 26,718 $9.05M
Florida 5,425 25,296 $9.28M
Pennsylvania 3,772 19,247 $7.22M
Michigan 3,367 14,521 $5.47M
Ohio 2,973 13,983 $5.29M
Illinois 2,561 13,118 $4.93M
Massachusetts 2,464 12,623 $5.2M
New Jersey 2,261 10,123 $3.69M
Tennessee 1,887 10,040 $3.12M
Wisconsin 1,770 9,964 $3.51M
North Carolina 1,890 9,705 $3.36M
Georgia 1,767 9,112 $3.05M
Missouri 1,444 7,821 $2.66M
Virginia 1,599 7,450 $2.61M
Minnesota 1,419 7,047 $3.56M
Indiana 1,283 6,723 $2.36M
Washington 1,363 6,664 $2.49M
Arizona 1,348 5,994 $2.35M
Kentucky 1,089 5,681 $1.84M
Connecticut 1,010 5,193 $2.06M
Oklahoma 942 4,814 $1.61M
Louisiana 880 4,718 $1.46M
Colorado 1,004 4,713 $1.76M
Iowa 740 4,613 $1.87M
Oregon 987 4,347 $1.67M
Alabama 823 4,294 $1.38M
Maryland 944 3,969 $1.6M
Kansas 622 3,561 $1.12M
South Carolina 700 3,481 $1.09M
Mississippi 500 2,641 $796K
Arkansas 384 2,310 $767K
Utah 468 2,226 $920K
Nebraska 359 2,165 $809K
Nevada 443 1,936 $765K
Rhode Island 349 1,912 $550K
New Mexico 408 1,893 $801K
West Virginia 337 1,883 $643K
Hawaii 396 1,815 $794K
Idaho 296 1,600 $628K
New Hampshire 329 1,540 $621K
Maine 312 1,301 $547K
South Dakota 211 1,299 $485K
North Dakota 140 806 $389K
Alaska 105 747 $176K
Montana 142 719 $274K
Delaware 197 693 $297K
Vermont 119 581 $269K
District of Columbia 98 344 $130K
Wyoming 72 310 $113K
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 URSODIOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FREDERICK JOHLIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled248

IOWA CITY

Iowa

LEWIS TEPERMAN M.D.

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled245

NEW YORK

New York

PAUL KWO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled245

STANFORD

California

JOHN GOSS MD

Pediatric Surgery

Claims Filled243

HOUSTON

Texas

JEFFREY CRIPPIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled242

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MICHAEL LUCEY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled242

MADISON

Wisconsin

NANCY KEMENY MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled232

NEW YORK

New York

JOYKUMAR PATEL M.D.

Hepatology

Claims Filled226

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ANITA LIPPELLO CRNP

Claims Filled221

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JOHN DUFFY MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled220

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

THOMAS SCHIANO MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled220

NEW YORK

New York

RICHARD GILROY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled219

MURRAY

Utah

LARRY DEFFENBAUGH D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled216

GALENA

Kansas

STEVEN-HUY HAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled213

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL GALAMBOS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled211

ATLANTA

Georgia

BORYS BUNIAK MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled209

LIVERPOOL

New York

JI FAN M.D.

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled207

MIAMI

Florida

MARK WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

PHOENIX

Arizona

REBECCA HAMILTON NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled202

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

HUSSEIN EL-NEWIHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled193

EL CENTRO

California

NAOKY TSAI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled193

KAILUA

Hawaii

AIJAZ AHMED MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled193

STANFORD

California

BRENDAN MCGUIRE MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled192

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

KAPIL CHOPRA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled190

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ANDREA DUCHINI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled190

HOUSTON

Texas