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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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for GENERLAC

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MIEN-DOOR KIOUNE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled143

BALTIMORE

Maryland

MICHAEL CROWLEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

EASTON

Maryland

MICHAEL LAWRENCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

SNOW HILL

North Carolina

JOHN GAMBINO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

ARTHUR WIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

GLENN RANDALL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled141

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

ANNE OWUSU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

CLINTON

South Carolina

ROBIN SPOON BARTON MEDICAL DOCTOR

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

TED CLONTZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

KENNETH BIROS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

JEFFREY ZIBELL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

REISTERSTOWN

Maryland

MARC STRETTEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled137

MONTEBELLO

California

RICHARD MARQUIS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled137

QUINCY

Massachusetts

NICHOLAS CAMPO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

ANITA CORNETT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

MANCHESTER

Kentucky

DAVID TOWNE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

LACONIA

New Hampshire

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled136

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

JAMES RALABATE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

STRATFORD

Connecticut

BRIAN KENNY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

QUINCY

Massachusetts

PERRY TAACA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ARNOLD LING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

BELLFLOWER

California

LOUIS GERBINO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled134

ATLANTIC

Iowa

BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled133

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

MARC RAAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

WAYNE PAULEKAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

WETHERSFIELD

Connecticut