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LACTULOSE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

1.52M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 186 of 3238

$30.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 503 of 3238

421,056
Patients

Rank: 172 of 3238

152,862
Prescribers

Rank: 158 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 61,403 192,493 $4.32M
New York 38,775 153,646 $3.15M
Florida 36,077 121,279 $2.08M
Texas 38,595 118,455 $2.69M
Pennsylvania 16,281 68,185 $1.38M
New Jersey 16,960 63,238 $1.08M
Ohio 13,464 55,952 $1.03M
Michigan 15,143 51,084 $1.01M
North Carolina 14,141 51,026 $1.05M
Massachusetts 10,165 38,562 $906K
Kentucky 9,506 36,853 $621K
Tennessee 9,396 36,293 $692K
Illinois 8,324 34,411 $604K
Virginia 8,609 33,916 $664K
Louisiana 9,413 32,821 $581K
Georgia 9,024 29,900 $587K
Maryland 7,356 26,002 $529K
Alabama 7,464 22,695 $438K
Arizona 7,026 21,566 $465K
Indiana 5,771 20,931 $468K
Washington 5,297 20,076 $451K
Missouri 5,016 18,827 $386K
Mississippi 4,969 17,536 $322K
Oregon 4,453 16,375 $357K
Connecticut 4,375 16,054 $364K
South Carolina 4,445 14,964 $316K
Colorado 3,860 14,572 $316K
Minnesota 2,897 13,753 $310K
Oklahoma 3,750 13,471 $294K
West Virginia 3,486 13,349 $265K
Iowa 2,505 12,950 $233K
Wisconsin 2,817 11,354 $251K
New Mexico 3,392 10,733 $219K
Arkansas 2,835 10,401 $219K
Hawaii 2,855 9,228 $218K
Kansas 2,209 8,965 $176K
Maine 2,031 7,665 $210K
Nevada 2,586 7,564 $133K
Rhode Island 1,497 6,452 $160K
Nebraska 1,114 5,405 $97.9K
North Dakota 1,030 4,570 $81.6K
Utah 976 4,295 $135K
Idaho 1,104 4,184 $88.8K
New Hampshire 1,013 3,801 $88.4K
District of Columbia 1,201 3,680 $67.5K
Delaware 932 3,057 $72.9K
South Dakota 643 3,053 $57.8K
Montana 652 2,543 $52.9K
Vermont 488 2,042 $44.4K
Alaska 357 1,162 $25.1K
Wyoming 262 913 $19.5K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Top prescribers for LACTULOSE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,797

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

RICHARD PAVELOCK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled997

DEEP GAP

North Carolina

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled926

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

YASSER OMRAN M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled891

MILLERSBURG

Ohio

ELBERT HINES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled886

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

RICHARD GRANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled833

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

LOUKA MAKKAR M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled798

POLK

Pennsylvania

ORLANDO CARPIO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled783

MIDDLE VILLAGE

New York

LAWRENCE DREXLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled753

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled721

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled685

WOODLAWN

Virginia

SCOTT KEFFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled678

ANSTED

West Virginia

CAROLYN MUELLER NPC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled678

HICKORY

North Carolina

ROBERT CONNER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled650

DES MOINES

Iowa

ALICE LOWE

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled630

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

WARREN MILTEER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled622

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JAVIER RICARDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled607

MIAMI

Florida

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled604

VANCOUVER

Washington

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled581

MIAMI

Florida

EDDYS DISLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled564

NEW YORK

New York

CARMEL PERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled552

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MANSOOR MAHMOOD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled544

PHELPS

Kentucky

IVAN GELLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled543

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled542

LORAIN

Ohio

LAURA DAVENPORT-REED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled542

SILVER CITY

New Mexico