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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 »

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Top prescribers for LACTULOSE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled538

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

BUTROS LATOUF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled524

MILLERSBURG

Ohio

ARCHIE SMITH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled511

AUSTIN

Texas

INGRID ZUMARAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled511

SEMINOLE

Florida

DAVID MYERS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled509

METAIRIE

Louisiana

ELIZABETH SLAYMAKER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled502

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

EDDYS DISLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled502

NEW YORK

New York

ANTONIO RUIZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled501

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

EDGAR JANETZKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled496

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

New Mexico

RODOLFO DAQUIOAG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled486

FAIRFIELD

California

JOHN HEFFRON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled484

GLENWOOD

Iowa

LAURA DAVENPORT-REED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled483

SILVER CITY

New Mexico

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled475

VANCOUVER

Washington

ROBERT BURNS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled465

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

PATRICK DOYLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled463

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MICHAEL LAWRENCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled460

SNOW HILL

North Carolina

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled456

TUCKER

Georgia

KHOA NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled448

HOUSTON

Texas

HUSAM HAMED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled444

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MANSOOR MAHMOOD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled441

PHELPS

Kentucky

ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled436

ADA

Oklahoma

DONALD QUINN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled435

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

JOSEPH COOK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled433

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

DICK OWENS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled432

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled429

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa