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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
WULF HIRSCHFIELD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

WAYNESBORO

Mississippi

JOHN HAEBICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

CHICAGO

Illinois

FARASAT ASHRAF M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled170

ZEBULON

North Carolina

BUTROS LATOUF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

MILLERSBURG

Ohio

ROBERT CONNER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled165

DES MOINES

Iowa

ALPHONSO BERRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

CLYDE MITCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled162

BUCKHANNON

West Virginia

JERRY ALSTOTT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled160

SORRENTO

Florida

CLIFFORD LYONS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled159

HAMBURG

Pennsylvania

JESUS DURAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled159

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

ROBERT CURRIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

GALESBURG

Illinois

RAUL MATEO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

SAINT FRANCIS

Wisconsin

MEENAKSHI PATEL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled153

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

ABDULMAWLA ALBIRINI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

DAVID BARRASSO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled152

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

OKSANA KLOYZNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

BLOOMFIELD

Connecticut

KENNETH LEOPOLD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled151

MARIETTA

Ohio

CHRISTIAN WEIGEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

MOREHEAD

Kentucky

CYNTHIA HOLLORAN NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled150

WOODSVILLE

New Hampshire

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

VANCOUVER

Washington

ZAFER JAWICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

JOLIET

Illinois

DOUGLAS HALL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled148

MUSKEGON

Michigan

PAUL FISHMAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled146

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

MICHAEL KLUFAS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled146

CUMBERLAND

Rhode Island

BENEDICTO GALINDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled143

WAIPAHU

Hawaii