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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
DANA NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled343

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled343

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

ARVIL CATLETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled341

HODGENVILLE

Kentucky

RICHARD TAFOYA MD

Claims Filled341

LOS ANGELES

California

JOON KANG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled338

ROWLAND HEIGHTS

California

JEROME LEE SANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled338

PORTLAND

Texas

RODOLFO DAQUIOAG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled337

FAIRFIELD

California

A. RICARD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled335

NORTHBOROUGH

Massachusetts

ALEXANDER BRODSKY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled335

BROOKLYN

New York

LAURA GIVENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled334

HOUSTON

Texas

JAMES CHUDLEIGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled333

VOLENTE

Texas

SCOTT BRADLEY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled332

SAN FRANCISCO

California

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled331

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

IVAN RODRIGUEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSHUA MINTZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

BELCHERTOWN

Massachusetts

DAVID SAMARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled327

ORANGE PARK

Florida

LEONARD ELLISON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled327

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

KEITH GATCHELL M.D.

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

Claims Filled327

CLINTON

South Carolina

JOHN HEFFRON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled327

GLENWOOD

Iowa

REINALDO CARVAJAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled325

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

SCHILLER DESGROTTES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled324

BROOKLYN

New York

CAROL COUVRETTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled324

POLK

Pennsylvania

GEORGE SINGLETARY M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled324

GRETNA

Louisiana

SHAFIQUR RAHMAN MD

Claims Filled323

BROOKLYN

New York

STEPHEN EVANS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled323

BUFFALO

New York