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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
FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled425

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

GAMIL MAKAR M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled425

CLIFTON

New Jersey

PARIMAL PARIKH M D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

KENNER

Louisiana

CHRISTOPHER LOCKHART M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled417

HOUSTON

Texas

STEVEN HAMBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled414

BYRON CENTER

Michigan

LUBNA AHMED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled413

HAMILTON

New Jersey

TALI SKOCZYLAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled411

FLUSHING

New York

DANA NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled409

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JONATHAN SHENK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled408

HARRISONBURG

Virginia

HATTIE HENDERSON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled407

HOUSTON

Texas

RADU CIUBUC MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled400

EL PASO

Texas

SHAMIM BEGUM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled398

COMMACK

New York

ASCENSION MENA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled398

EL PASO

Texas

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled397

LORAIN

Ohio

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled394

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

TODD LACKNEY D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled391

DANVILLE

Kentucky

MATHEW GEORGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled391

OAK FOREST

Illinois

RUKHSANA ALAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

CINCINNATI

Ohio

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled389

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

STEPHEN DAMRON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

MOREHEAD

Kentucky

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled387

FORT WORTH

Texas

NANCY MORRIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled385

LONDON

Kentucky

RICHARD GRANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled385

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

VINOD SANCHETI M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled381

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

JOHN LADWIG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled380

MOORHEAD

Minnesota