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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 »

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Top prescribers for LACTULOSE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled376

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ROBERT CONNER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled374

DES MOINES

Iowa

JONG JIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled372

CHICAGO

Illinois

DANIEL HOWARD MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled371

BALTIMORE

Maryland

GAMALIEL MATTOS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled371

DORAL

Florida

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled371

WESTLAND

Michigan

LORENZO PELLY M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled370

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

RICHARD ARNOLD MD

General Practice

Claims Filled370

CYNTHIANA

Kentucky

BILJANA SCOPULOVIC-NIKOLIC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled368

CLIFFSIDE PARK

New Jersey

JOEL GONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled363

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

SCOTT BRADLEY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled357

SAN FRANCISCO

California

STEPHEN JOHNS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled354

GULFPORT

Mississippi

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled354

LONG BEACH

California

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled351

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ALBERT EDANO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

BROOKLYN

New York

PANKAJ SRIVASTAVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

JERRY WASSERSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled349

HOUSTON

Texas

JEFFERY WARREN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled346

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ARVIL CATLETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled345

HODGENVILLE

Kentucky

TERESA ALFONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled344

MIAMI

Florida

KYONG CHOL KIM MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled344

JASPER

Tennessee

KENNETH SLATER MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled343

MARION

Virginia

DINESH PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled343

NEWARK

New Jersey

KEITH GATCHELL M.D.

Respite Care Facility, Respite Care, Mental Retardation and/or Developmental Disabilities

Claims Filled341

CLINTON

South Carolina

GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled341

UNION CITY

New Jersey