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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
RUY CRUZ MD

Surgery

Claims Filled119

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

MAURICIO LISKER MELMAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled118

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

HILLEL TOBIAS MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled116

NEW YORK

New York

S BADIGA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled116

WESLACO

Texas

CHRISTOPHER WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

ROSEMEAD

California

RICHARD GILROY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled116

OMAHA

Nebraska

MARK AVILA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled115

HIALEAH

Florida

ERNESTO GUERRA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled113

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

GLENN PANG MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled113

HONOLULU

Hawaii

MICHAEL LEVINSON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled112

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee

JOSEPH GALATI M.D.

Hepatology

Claims Filled112

HOUSTON

Texas

PAUL BERENBAUM M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled112

JENKINTOWN

Pennsylvania

JOON KANG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled112

ROWLAND HEIGHTS

California

KAPIL CHOPRA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled111

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

HESHAM ELGOUHARI M.D.

Hepatology

Claims Filled111

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

JEFFREY WEINSTEIN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled110

DALLAS

Texas

LAWRENCE LIU MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled109

NEW YORK

New York

NABIL FAHMY M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled109

CANTON

Ohio

SHIH-LIN LUE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled109

MONTEREY PARK

California

MICHAEL LUCEY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled108

MADISON

Wisconsin

PHILIP MINER, JR. M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled107

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ELLEN SHAW M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled107

RYDAL

Pennsylvania

DAVID BERNSTEIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled107

MANHASSET

New York

TAREK HASSANEIN M.D.

Hepatology

Claims Filled105

CORONADO

California

VIVEK KOHLI MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled104

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma