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LACTULOSE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

1.44M
Medicare Part D Claims
$30M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 182,053 $4.62M
New York 147,310 $3.13M
Florida 110,296 $1.95M
Texas 105,760 $2.48M
Pennsylvania 64,984 $1.33M
New Jersey 64,424 $1.13M
Ohio 56,812 $1.06M
North Carolina 48,988 $1.04M
Michigan 44,488 $892K
Kentucky 40,151 $624K
Massachusetts 38,333 $871K
Tennessee 35,610 $661K
Illinois 34,376 $604K
Virginia 33,672 $650K
Louisiana 33,230 $585K
Georgia 27,755 $550K
Maryland 27,488 $590K
Alabama 21,258 $407K
Arizona 20,158 $440K
Indiana 19,682 $435K
Washington 19,257 $439K
Missouri 18,941 $370K
Mississippi 18,138 $332K
Oregon 17,377 $371K
Connecticut 15,523 $357K
Colorado 14,682 $326K
Iowa 14,512 $253K
South Carolina 14,469 $300K
West Virginia 13,778 $286K
Oklahoma 13,763 $301K
Minnesota 13,563 $281K
Wisconsin 11,964 $241K
New Mexico 10,252 $204K
Hawaii 9,651 $242K
Arkansas 9,569 $201K
Kansas 8,428 $163K
Maine 7,474 $210K
Rhode Island 6,337 $159K
Nevada 6,302 $112K
Nebraska 5,492 $97.6K
North Dakota 4,527 $81.9K
District of Columbia 4,430 $94K
Idaho 4,355 $98.5K
Utah 3,881 $82.8K
New Hampshire 3,685 $83.3K
Delaware 3,226 $70.3K
South Dakota 3,128 $62.3K
Vermont 2,317 $46.3K
Montana 2,265 $49K
Alaska 1,294 $35.9K
Wyoming 937 $19.2K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for LACTULOSE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,238

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

RICHARD PAVELOCK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,269

DEEP GAP

North Carolina

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,235

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ELBERT HINES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,149

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

LAWRENCE DREXLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,056

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,021

MIAMI

Florida

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,006

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

LOUKA MAKKAR M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled809

POLK

Pennsylvania

ORLANDO CARPIO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled802

MIDDLE VILLAGE

New York

YASSER OMRAN M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled724

MILLERSBURG

Ohio

JAVIER RICARDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled718

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

ALBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled707

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MARY ANN HENRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled695

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

BHASKAR YETURU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled678

ELMHURST

New York

MAUREEN ORSEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled652

KINGS PARK

New York

SCOTT KEFFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled626

ANSTED

West Virginia

JOSEPH POOLE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled604

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

WARREN MILTEER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled600

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

THOMAS PATNAUDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled591

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

CAROLYN MUELLER NPC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled584

HICKORY

North Carolina

AGUSTIN MARTINEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled559

HIALEAH

Florida

EDDIE POWELL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled552

RAEFORD

North Carolina

MARIA LYDIA MONTENEGRO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled551

MEDICAL LAKE

Washington

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled546

WOODLAWN

Virginia

IVAN GELLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled544

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado