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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
PRESTON PURDUM

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled157

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

CHARLES MYERS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled155

EARLYSVILLE

Virginia

HONG LIANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

ROSEMEAD

California

LINDA WONG MD

Claims Filled153

HONOLULU

Hawaii

HUSSEIN EL-NEWIHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled152

EL CENTRO

California

JANG MOON MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled151

NEW YORK

New York

STACEY HODGES ACNP

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled148

JACKSON

Tennessee

JOHN GOSS MD

Pediatric Surgery

Claims Filled145

HOUSTON

Texas

MYRON TONG MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled145

LOS ANGELES

California

LENNOX JEFFERS MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled143

MIAMI

Florida

KIA SAEIAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled143

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

MICHAEL SULLIVAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled142

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

JAMIE BERKES

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

CHICAGO

Illinois

BRENDAN MCGUIRE MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled140

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MICHAEL CURRY MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled140

BOSTON

Massachusetts

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled139

SAN GABRIEL

California

VICTOR ANKOMA-SEY M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled138

HOUSTON

Texas

JOHN PIRSCH MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled138

MADISON

Wisconsin

MARIUSZ KLIN MD, PHD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled137

PANAMA CITY

Florida

GENNARO SELVAGGI MD

Pediatric Surgery

Claims Filled137

MIAMI

Florida

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled137

ALHAMBRA

California

JOHN DUFFY MD

Surgery

Claims Filled137

LOS ANGELES

California

NORMAN GITLIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled136

ATLANTA

Georgia

GREGORY EVERSON MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled136

AURORA

Colorado

JAMES SPIVEY M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled135

ATLANTA

Georgia