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GENERLAC

Lactulose is a synthetic sugar used to treat constipation. It is broken down in the colon into products that pull water out from the body and into the colon. This water softens stools. Lactulose is also used to reduce the amount of ammonia in the blood of patients with liver disease. It works by drawing ammonia from the blood into the colon where it is removed from the body. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

84.1K
Medicare Part D Claims
$6.62M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 37,482 $655K
California 33,713 $616K
Texas 28,048 $581K
Ohio 18,360 $330K
Illinois 16,893 $318K
New York 14,699 $300K
Massachusetts 14,119 $278K
Pennsylvania 12,503 $226K
New Jersey 10,799 $171K
Michigan 10,373 $183K
Arizona 9,435 $177K
North Carolina 8,507 $175K
Connecticut 8,182 $185K
Louisiana 6,810 $124K
Missouri 6,358 $125K
Maryland 6,320 $105K
Tennessee 6,101 $124K
Wisconsin 5,944 $115K
Puerto Rico 5,658 $92.2K
Indiana 5,524 $112K
Kentucky 5,376 $113K
Alabama 5,075 $95.1K
New Mexico 5,057 $95K
Minnesota 4,912 $112K
Colorado 4,631 $87.2K
Virginia 4,605 $81.4K
Oklahoma 4,593 $98.4K
Washington 4,136 $85.4K
Oregon 3,945 $79.5K
Georgia 3,903 $76.9K
Iowa 3,899 $71K
Mississippi 3,225 $59.3K
South Carolina 2,739 $57.6K
New Hampshire 2,694 $57.9K
Rhode Island 2,670 $53.7K
Kansas 2,121 $38.5K
Nebraska 1,996 $39.2K
Nevada 1,970 $39.9K
South Dakota 1,925 $32.8K
West Virginia 1,919 $37.3K
Hawaii 1,605 $31.2K
Idaho 1,492 $31.2K
Maine 1,407 $22.1K
Arkansas 1,304 $29.7K
Delaware 1,091 $19.3K
Montana 957 $17.8K
District of Columbia 893 $15.9K
Vermont 693 $12.7K
Utah 637 $15.4K
North Dakota 466 $9,092
Alaska 286 $6,639
Wyoming 263 $5,760
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 GENERLAC

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL BUBENHEIM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,330

MC KEES ROCKS

Pennsylvania

STEPHEN BAZELEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled555

WATERVILLE

Ohio

GRETCHEN SEROTA MD

Nursing Custodial Care Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facility

Claims Filled437

CINCINNATI

Ohio

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled415

DUNEDIN

Florida

CYNTHIA MILEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled402

TUCSON

Arizona

PAUL OCZYPOK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

BOGDAN NEDELESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled381

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

HEATHER WARK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled360

TURNERS FALLS

Massachusetts

JAMES DEMIDOVICH DO

General Practice

Claims Filled342

CANFIELD

Ohio

KRISTEN VANDERHORN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

GREENVILLE

Michigan

IVAN GELLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled322

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

SANJAY JAIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled301

HACKETTSTOWN

New Jersey

ARCHIE SMITH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled299

AUSTIN

Texas

NICOLE LINDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled285

IRON MOUNTAIN

Michigan

LOREN POOL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled278

PENINSULA

Ohio

YASSER OMRAN M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled276

MILLERSBURG

Ohio

HOOSHANG KIPIANI MD

Claims Filled273

ANDOVER

New Jersey

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JOHN SCHMALING ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled260

TUCSON

Arizona

PAUL MUMMA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled247

CROOKSVILLE

Ohio

NEIMAN ODEH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled246

GENOA

Ohio

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled245

GROVE CITY

Ohio

KRISHNA PATEL M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled242

WOODBRIDGE

New Jersey

MILLA KAREV MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled241

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SHERRI BROWN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled233

CALDWELL

Idaho