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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
GERONIMO SAHAGUN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled135

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

THOMAS SCHIANO MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled135

NEW YORK

New York

NORA TEE M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

ALHAMBRA

California

JEFFERY WARREN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

DANIEL GANGER MD

Claims Filled131

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

BADAR MUNEER M.D

Hepatology

Claims Filled131

CLEVELAND

Ohio

NIKUNJ SHAH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled130

CHICAGO

Illinois

TIMOTHY MCCASHLAND MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled128

OMAHA

Nebraska

LARRY DEFFENBAUGH D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled128

JOPLIN

Missouri

MICHAEL GALAMBOS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled127

ATLANTA

Georgia

LI LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

MONTEREY PARK

California

THOMAS ROMANO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled127

LIVERPOOL

New York

VICENTE LAGO MD PA

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled126

MIAMI

Florida

NORRIS GLICK MD

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Claims Filled126

MADISON

Wisconsin

MOHAMED ALI MD

Surgery

Claims Filled126

SACRAMENTO

California

M AYASSO M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled125

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

RAJU VORA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled125

BARBOURVILLE

Kentucky

ELISA NIETO-AVILA MD

Claims Filled125

HIALEAH

Florida

MARK BOLDT NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled124

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

POLINE YIU RPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled124

NEW YORK

New York

RANDAL HUFF M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled123

FINDLAY

Ohio

CHIA CHI LAI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled122

MONTEREY PARK

California

HELEN TE MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled122

BURR RIDGE

Illinois

KIMBERLY BROWN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled121

DETROIT

Michigan

FREDERICK JOHLIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled120

IOWA CITY

Iowa