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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

354K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 397 of 3238

$39.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 431 of 3238

68,403
Patients

Rank: 457 of 3238

44,894
Prescribers

Rank: 405 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 7,989 37,797 $3.63M
New York 7,013 35,509 $3.95M
Florida 5,092 25,205 $3.18M
Texas 5,085 24,535 $2.76M
Pennsylvania 3,629 19,055 $2.42M
Ohio 2,759 13,053 $1.54M
Michigan 3,003 12,850 $1.61M
Illinois 2,206 11,852 $1.31M
Massachusetts 2,104 10,915 $1.24M
New Jersey 2,069 9,624 $1.16M
Tennessee 1,785 9,545 $986K
Wisconsin 1,604 9,309 $908K
North Carolina 1,812 9,294 $1.05M
Georgia 1,643 8,575 $1.1M
Missouri 1,311 7,509 $791K
Minnesota 1,349 6,741 $865K
Virginia 1,459 6,585 $668K
Indiana 1,287 6,346 $877K
Washington 1,267 6,128 $710K
Arizona 1,198 5,384 $691K
Kentucky 1,005 5,183 $652K
Connecticut 901 4,749 $581K
Iowa 722 4,526 $551K
Alabama 825 4,458 $406K
Oregon 911 4,421 $491K
Louisiana 808 4,380 $430K
Oklahoma 842 4,197 $460K
Colorado 794 4,025 $445K
Kansas 577 3,339 $350K
Maryland 754 3,172 $336K
South Carolina 564 2,905 $378K
Mississippi 431 2,340 $170K
Hawaii 400 2,177 $221K
Arkansas 359 2,145 $252K
Nebraska 331 2,126 $205K
Nevada 453 2,049 $236K
Utah 403 1,956 $253K
New Mexico 379 1,929 $167K
West Virginia 355 1,909 $216K
Idaho 327 1,702 $166K
Rhode Island 312 1,689 $200K
New Hampshire 276 1,288 $148K
Maine 277 1,282 $208K
South Dakota 213 1,137 $107K
North Dakota 154 924 $101K
Alaska 104 758 $62.6K
Montana 158 745 $61.4K
Delaware 178 641 $92.6K
Vermont 107 581 $73.1K
District of Columbia 94 373 $46.3K
Wyoming 59 330 $45.9K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled146

ALHAMBRA

California

MICHAEL LEVINSON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled146

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee

PAUL POCKROS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled145

LA JOLLA

California

JOEL GONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled143

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

NORA TEE M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

ALHAMBRA

California

ROBERT MCFADDEN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled142

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DANIEL GANGER MD

Claims Filled142

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

KIA SAEIAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled142

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

RANDAL HUFF M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled141

FINDLAY

Ohio

BORYS BUNIAK MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled140

LIVERPOOL

New York

MARK BOLDT NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled139

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

HESHAM ELGOUHARI M.D.

Hepatology

Claims Filled138

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

ANTONIO SANCHEZ M.D.

Hepatology

Claims Filled138

IOWA CITY

Iowa

NORRIS GLICK MD

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Claims Filled137

MADISON

Wisconsin

NIKOLAOS PYRSOPOULOS MD,PHD,MBA

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled137

NEWARK

New Jersey

ADNAN SAID MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled136

MADISON

Wisconsin

DENISE LEE D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

ROYAL OAK

Michigan

MARK WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

PHOENIX

Arizona

VIVEK KOHLI MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled135

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

BRUCE ASKEY CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled134

SAYRE

Pennsylvania

RALPH ALHALEL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled134

MCALLEN

Texas

FREDRIC GORDON M.D.

Hepatology

Claims Filled134

BURLINGTON

Massachusetts

M AYASSO M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled133

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

KANUENGNIJ SORNMAYURA ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled132

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA SEGOVIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

DETROIT

Michigan