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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
DAVID GREENE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled356

BEREA

Kentucky

PUSHPA RAM MD

General Practice

Claims Filled356

MEDICAL LAKE

Washington

TERESA ALFONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled356

MIAMI

Florida

DANA NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled354

BROOKLYN

New York

JOHN LADWIG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled350

MOORHEAD

Minnesota

JOSE MUNIN MD

Claims Filled348

NORTH BERGEN

New Jersey

JOSEPH GUERRINI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled348

HOUSTON

Texas

STAN ZINKOVSKY OTR, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled347

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

DEBRA STUDER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled347

DES MOINES

Iowa

JOSE BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled347

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEPH POOLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled345

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

STEPHEN JOHNS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled344

GULFPORT

Mississippi

ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled344

ADA

Oklahoma

HATTIE HENDERSON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled342

HOUSTON

Texas

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled342

WESTLAND

Michigan

RALPH AURIGEMMA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled342

MILLSBORO

Delaware

PATRICK DOYLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled341

COLUMBUS

Ohio

PETER CARIDE MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled341

NORTH BERGEN

New Jersey

NAHID VANDSHEKARI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled341

EL PASO

Texas

KHALID WASEEM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled340

HAGERSTOWN

Maryland

ALBERT EDANO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled338

BROOKLYN

New York

NICHOLAS GUITTARI M. D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled337

BAYONNE

New Jersey

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled337

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

RODOLFO DAQUIOAG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled336

FAIRFIELD

California

KATHLEEN COULTER CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled335

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania