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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
DAVID MYERS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

METAIRIE

Louisiana

ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled421

ADA

Oklahoma

JULIAN ARANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled419

CORAL GABLES

Florida

EDWARD CHRISTY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled418

DAVISON

Michigan

PATRICK DOYLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled415

COLUMBUS

Ohio

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled415

TUCKER

Georgia

MICHAEL LAWRENCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled410

SNOW HILL

North Carolina

DICK OWENS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled410

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

CARLOS PEREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled407

MIAMI

Florida

LAZARO GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled406

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE DIAZ D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled404

HIALEAH

Florida

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled403

LONG BEACH

California

ROBERT BURNS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled401

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

LORENZO PELLY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled400

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

PARIMAL PARIKH M D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled399

KENNER

Louisiana

LUBNA AHMED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled397

HAMILTON

New Jersey

TERESA ALFONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled396

MIAMI

Florida

SUDHA GANTI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

YONKERS

New York

FERNANDO ESPARZA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled386

MIAMI

Florida

CHRISTOPHER LOCKHART M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled383

HOUSTON

Texas

ROBERT GRIES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled383

HONOLULU

Hawaii

CHARLES HARDIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled380

SALYERSVILLE

Kentucky

RADU CIUBUC MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled378

EL PASO

Texas

ANNE OWUSU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled376

CLINTON

South Carolina

BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled376

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia