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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
KENNETH SLATER MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled437

MARION

Virginia

SHOAIB HASHMI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled432

BALTIMORE

Maryland

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled431

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

JACKIE BEENE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled426

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

CUAUHTEMOC HURTADO M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled417

EL PASO

Texas

MICHAEL ONEKA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled414

MUSKEGON

Michigan

LAWRENCE KIMBALL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled414

HILLSDALE

Michigan

MARK KINGSTON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled412

LOUISA

Kentucky

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled403

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

RADU CIUBUC MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled403

EL PASO

Texas

MARIA LYDIA MONTENEGRO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled402

MEDICAL LAKE

Washington

MICHELLE MENDOZA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled392

EL PASO

Texas

WASHINGTON BRYAN M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled384

LOS ANGELES

California

CAROLYN MUELLER NPC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled383

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

RONALD GOLDBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled383

HAVERHILL

Massachusetts

JAMES MATRISCIANO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled378

HAMMOND

Louisiana

STEPHEN DAMRON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled375

MOREHEAD

Kentucky

BONNIE LAZOR-MCDANIEL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled374

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MATHEW GEORGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled372

OAK FOREST

Illinois

ISABEL RICO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled364

MIAMI

Florida

EDDYS DISLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled363

NEW YORK

New York

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled363

VANCOUVER

Washington

SCOTT BRADLEY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled362

SAN FRANCISCO

California

RALF HABERMANN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled361

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MOHAMMAD AFZAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled357

SOMERSET

Kentucky