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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
JORGE CORTES-RUIZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled132

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

TIFFANY MAIN NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled132

ROCHESTER

New York

KATHLEEN VIVEIROS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled132

BOSTON

Massachusetts

AMY CHU-WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

NEW YORK

New York

DANIEL PRATT MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled130

BOSTON

Massachusetts

GREGORY EVERSON MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled130

AURORA

Colorado

AMY TIEN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled129

BURLINGTON

Massachusetts

RENNIE MILLS PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled129

JACKSON

Mississippi

RYAN TAYLOR M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled128

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

GUILHERME COSTA MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled128

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

TAREK HASSANEIN M.D.

Hepatology

Claims Filled127

CORONADO

California

ROBERT FERGUSON M.D., P.C

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled127

WEST BLOOMFIELD

Michigan

VINCENT VACCA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled127

JOHNSTON

Rhode Island

THOMAS RILEY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled126

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

SUISUN CHAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled126

MONTEREY PARK

California

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

MIAMI

Florida

ALASTAIR SMITH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled125

DURHAM

North Carolina

CAROLINE MCCOY ANP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled124

ATLANTA

Georgia

GREGORY WIEDEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

HURON

South Dakota

YOUSIF MANSOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

MUHAMMAD AL-MIDANI MD FACP

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled124

BURTON

Michigan

MANJAKKOLLAI VEERABAGU M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled124

ANDERSON

South Carolina

HANGJUN JANG M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

FLUSHING

New York

TIMOTHY DAVERN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

SAN FRANCISCO

California