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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
NHA TO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

ROGELIO ZALDIVAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

KRISHNA PANDEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

OAK CREEK

Wisconsin

WILLIAM LONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CONOVER

North Carolina

DAVID GUNDERMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HILLSBORO

Ohio

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ERIC SOHN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPOKANE

Washington

VICTOR SALDANHA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

EVERETT

Massachusetts

ARLETHA ANDERSON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

DETROIT

Michigan

ESTER LITTLE MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

Arizona

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

CULLMAN

Alabama

CARLOS SCHWEITZER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DERBY

Connecticut

PASAM RAO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

ELIAS DABUL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

PLANTATION

Florida

LINA MEDRANO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ST LOUIS

Missouri

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

JOSEPH BABIARZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTHINGTON

Connecticut

KENNETH TOURGEMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

LAUDERDALE LAKES

Florida

ISHAK SOLIMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PASSAIC

New Jersey

JEAN WELSH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SILVER SPRING

Maryland

CHRISTINE NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HUNTINGTON PARK

California

CHARLES TOMPKINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LUVERNE

Alabama

NICOLE MILLER PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled51

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

PANKAJ JOSHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

PALM HARBOR

Florida

ANTONIO VILLALVAZO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

FRESNO

California