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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
HENRY MIDDLETON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled225

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled221

WESTLAND

Michigan

BRUCE DUFFY D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled210

SALEM

Oregon

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled210

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

VEENA NAGARSHETH M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled208

PARLIN

New Jersey

AVANISH MEHTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled207

CUMBERLAND

Rhode Island

AMAN AHMED MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled204

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOHN TOOMEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled199

WESTBOROUGH

Massachusetts

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled198

WESTLAND

Michigan

JERRY WASSERSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled195

HOUSTON

Texas

ROBERT WHITEHOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled191

RICHMOND HTS

Ohio

SHOAIB HASHMI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled189

BALTIMORE

Maryland

JACQUELINE HENCHEL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled188

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

JOHN MURPHY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

LEOMINSTER

Massachusetts

WARREN STUMBO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled186

HINDMAN

Kentucky

MARGARET MCHUGH M.D.

Case Manager/Care Coordinator

Claims Filled185

POLK

Pennsylvania

TANIN PARICH MD

Claims Filled185

ALTON

Illinois

DANIEL FORTIER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

NATHANIEL KIRKLAND M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled179

MAURERTOWN

Virginia

NARENDER BHARAJ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled177

PARKVILLE

Maryland

WILLIAM ANDERSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

GORE

Oklahoma

DANILO FUNA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled176

ATHOL

Massachusetts

FRED BIBUS MD

General Practice

Claims Filled173

AUSTIN

Texas

JOSEPH ANQUILLARE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled173

HARTFORD

Connecticut

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

ANAHEIM

California