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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
JOHN NELSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

HICKORY

North Carolina

HAITHAM AZEM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

BEDFORD

Ohio

ROBERT COSHAREK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

EBENSBURG

Pennsylvania

JAMES BEASLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

LAUREL

Mississippi

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled125

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

WILLIAM PROVINCE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

FRANKLIN

Indiana

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

MIDWEST CITY

Oklahoma

FRANKLIN LOO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled123

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

CHINH NONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

MARIANNA

Florida

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

RANDOLPH SCHUMACHER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled119

FLINT

Michigan

LEONARD ELLISON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

JONATHAN SHENK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

HARRISONBURG

Virginia

BERNARD BENNETT MD

Specialist

Claims Filled119

DURHAM

North Carolina

KAROL HENDRICKSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

ESCANABA

Michigan

MANUEL OJEDA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JOSHUA SCHOR M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled117

WEST ORANGE

New Jersey

RAPHAEL FARRA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled116

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled116

LONG BEACH

California

ROY ZAGIEBOYLO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

EAST HARTFORD

Connecticut

VICENTE LAGO MD PA

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled114

MIAMI

Florida

BARRY RAPAPORT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled113

CHICAGO

Illinois

NANCY SAID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

LORAIN

Ohio

FERNANDO OJEA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

CHICAGO

Illinois