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LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also treats problems caused by liver disease. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

937K
Medicare Part D Claims
$31.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 169,063 $4.57M
New York 129,380 $3.33M
Florida 101,752 $1.89M
Texas 98,893 $2.49M
Pennsylvania 65,832 $1.49M
New Jersey 59,111 $1.16M
Ohio 52,607 $1.13M
North Carolina 47,563 $1.23M
Michigan 42,245 $993K
Massachusetts 39,460 $940K
Kentucky 38,206 $661K
Tennessee 33,355 $716K
Illinois 33,167 $638K
Louisiana 32,139 $601K
Virginia 30,666 $678K
Maryland 26,466 $583K
Georgia 24,364 $538K
Alabama 21,352 $449K
Washington 19,926 $506K
Missouri 19,511 $431K
Puerto Rico 18,907 $285K
Arizona 18,653 $434K
Mississippi 18,066 $418K
Indiana 17,797 $460K
Oregon 17,579 $384K
Iowa 14,834 $299K
Connecticut 14,470 $354K
West Virginia 14,204 $350K
Colorado 13,790 $352K
Oklahoma 13,472 $304K
Minnesota 13,185 $275K
South Carolina 13,022 $324K
Wisconsin 11,396 $253K
New Mexico 10,338 $229K
Hawaii 10,056 $298K
Arkansas 9,196 $211K
Kansas 8,909 $178K
Maine 7,857 $253K
Rhode Island 6,583 $183K
Nevada 5,817 $110K
Nebraska 5,776 $110K
Idaho 5,310 $123K
North Dakota 5,241 $105K
District of Columbia 3,944 $82K
Utah 3,914 $83.8K
South Dakota 3,885 $90.2K
New Hampshire 3,729 $93.1K
Delaware 3,280 $78.6K
Vermont 2,348 $57.5K
Montana 2,300 $54.8K
Alaska 1,216 $37.3K
Wyoming 1,006 $23.6K
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 LACTULOSE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM ADMIRE DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled55

MOBILE

Alabama

JUAN FALCON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled55

MIAMI

Florida

MADHUSUDAN SHETH M.D,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

MAPLE HTS

Ohio

SAMER HUSSEIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

IGOR OKS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

LAWRENCE

New York

EDWARD SHAMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

ALBERT LEA

Minnesota

ROBERT DEUCHER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

SOUTHERN PINES

North Carolina

IRIS BOETTCHER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled55

BYRON CENTER

Michigan

MICHAEL APPIAGYEI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

CHICAGO

Illinois

JOHN DESIMONE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

ASHBURN

Georgia

KRISHNA PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

BERWYN

Illinois

JOHN VOCKROTH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

TERRYTOWN

Louisiana

DALE HEERES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

MUSKEGON

Michigan

DONALD WALKENHORST D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled55

MANCHESTER

Missouri

EDWARD KEPP MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

ALBEMARLE

North Carolina

TAWANA COOPER ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled55

PENSACOLA

Florida

DENNIS WOLF MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

DICKINSON

North Dakota

ZIAUDDIN SHAMSI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled55

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

RUFUS CAIN

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

BENNETTSVILLE

South Carolina

WALTER KRAJEWSKI DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

YORK

Pennsylvania

JAY SCHORR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled55

FORT PIERCE

Florida

ALAN BIERLEIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

BRISTOL

Indiana

JERRY ZIGLAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

YADKINVILLE

North Carolina

THOMAS ROMANO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled55

LIVERPOOL

New York

BORIS MAZUROV M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

BROOKLYN

New York