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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
IVAN GELLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled523

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

TONY RUIZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled519

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RUKHSANA ALAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled514

CINCINNATI

Ohio

EDDIE POWELL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled513

RAEFORD

North Carolina

WILLIAM CROMER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled512

LA GRANGE

North Carolina

HUSAM HAMED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled509

CINCINNATI

Ohio

WARREN MILTEER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled500

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled497

FORT WORTH

Texas

ROBERT CONNER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled495

DES MOINES

Iowa

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled493

LORAIN

Ohio

DINESH PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled483

NEWARK

New Jersey

EILEEN SIMAK D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled481

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

VINOD SANCHETI M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled480

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

INGRID ZUMARAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled469

SEMINOLE

Florida

JOHN HEFFRON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled467

REDONDO BEACH

California

KEVIN FARRELL D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled462

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled461

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled460

LONG BEACH

California

MAUREEN ORSEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled460

KINGS PARK

New York

JAMES DEMIDOVICH DO

General Practice

Claims Filled459

CANFIELD

Ohio

BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled455

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

DICK OWENS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled455

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

KHOA NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled451

HOUSTON

Texas

ROBERT BURNS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled446

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

GAMALIEL MATTOS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled440

DORAL

Florida