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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 2014

370K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 400 of 3362

$79.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 290 of 3362

71,882
Patients

Rank: 475 of 3362

46,762
Prescribers

Rank: 418 of 3362

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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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 8,257 38,944 $8.66M
New York 7,391 38,182 $8.19M
Florida 5,363 25,977 $5.52M
Texas 5,364 25,569 $5.2M
Pennsylvania 3,680 19,169 $4.57M
Michigan 3,161 13,673 $3.09M
Ohio 2,870 13,402 $3.05M
Illinois 2,466 12,650 $2.68M
Massachusetts 2,312 11,985 $2.83M
New Jersey 2,160 9,794 $2.17M
North Carolina 1,834 9,782 $1.95M
Tennessee 1,883 9,781 $1.85M
Wisconsin 1,716 9,667 $1.96M
Georgia 1,712 8,965 $1.91M
Missouri 1,405 7,826 $1.63M
Minnesota 1,425 7,053 $2.04M
Virginia 1,557 7,017 $1.48M
Indiana 1,340 6,829 $1.5M
Washington 1,312 6,346 $1.35M
Arizona 1,290 5,850 $1.31M
Kentucky 1,034 5,510 $1.13M
Connecticut 932 5,100 $1.13M
Colorado 962 4,736 $1.08M
Oklahoma 887 4,576 $917K
Louisiana 817 4,539 $809K
Iowa 723 4,513 $1.08M
Alabama 835 4,445 $804K
Oregon 923 4,293 $971K
Maryland 859 3,640 $887K
Kansas 583 3,457 $695K
South Carolina 677 3,327 $662K
Mississippi 496 2,746 $459K
Nebraska 365 2,269 $468K
Arkansas 371 2,208 $483K
Hawaii 418 2,195 $499K
Nevada 445 2,030 $403K
New Mexico 393 1,977 $420K
Utah 411 1,952 $417K
West Virginia 348 1,935 $433K
Rhode Island 347 1,895 $350K
Idaho 315 1,771 $388K
Maine 310 1,463 $355K
South Dakota 228 1,337 $287K
New Hampshire 277 1,290 $292K
North Dakota 145 864 $235K
Alaska 106 767 $92.5K
Delaware 195 741 $193K
Montana 148 706 $145K
Vermont 116 617 $166K
District of Columbia 102 373 $81.4K
Wyoming 69 340 $80.8K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
JOHN GOSS MD

Pediatric Surgery

Claims Filled184

HOUSTON

Texas

NAOKY TSAI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled183

KAILUA

Hawaii

LARRY DEFFENBAUGH D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled183

GALENA

Kansas

MARK WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled182

PHOENIX

Arizona

JOSE FRANCO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled180

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled179

ROSEMEAD

California

REYNALDO GODINES MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled176

LAREDO

Texas

MARK BOLDT NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled176

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

MICHAEL GALAMBOS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled172

ATLANTA

Georgia

PAUL POCKROS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled170

LA JOLLA

California

CHRISTOPHER O'BRIEN M.D.

Hepatology

Claims Filled170

MIAMI

Florida

CHONG KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled169

ELKINS PARK

Pennsylvania

AIJAZ AHMED MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled168

STANFORD

California

TRACY STEINBERG CNS

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Clinic/Center

Claims Filled165

AURORA

Colorado

GERONIMO SAHAGUN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled163

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

HUSSEIN EL-NEWIHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled162

EL CENTRO

California

RAFIK GHOBRIAL M.D. M.D., PHD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled159

HOUSTON

Texas

MICHAEL CURRY MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled159

BOSTON

Massachusetts

CHARISSA CHANG MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled159

NEW YORK

New York

JOSEPH GALATI M.D.

Hepatology

Claims Filled157

HOUSTON

Texas

JEFFREY WEINSTEIN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled157

DALLAS

Texas

RUSSELL IMBODEN D.O.

Bariatric Medicine

Claims Filled156

EUREKA

Missouri

SHOBHA JOSHI M.D.

Hepatology

Claims Filled153

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

MALY TIEV ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled153

MANHASSET

New York

ADIL WAKIL MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled149

SAN FRANCISCO

California