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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
REZA ESFAHANI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled341

ARVADA

Colorado

CARY PINELES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled340

LAKEWOOD

New Jersey

NICHOLAS GUITTARI M. D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled340

BAYONNE

New Jersey

INDIRA MAHALINGAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled338

BROOMFIELD

Colorado

PHILLIP BALE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled336

GLASGOW

Kentucky

FERNANDO ESPARZA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled336

MIAMI

Florida

ROQUE PLANAS-GALLIANO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

NORFOLK

Virginia

A. RICARD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

NORTHBOROUGH

Massachusetts

DANIEL CIMAFRANCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

HAMILTON SQUARE

New Jersey

ISABEL RICO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled330

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID POLAGE MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled329

SELAH

Washington

RONALD LAHASKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled328

ABBEVILLE

Louisiana

RICHARD CLOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

GLASGOW

Kentucky

WULF HIRSCHFIELD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

WAYNESBORO

Mississippi

WILLIAM TANNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled324

FORT WASHINGTON

Maryland

JANE BLAKE NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled320

BUFFALO

New York

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled319

DUNEDIN

Florida

ROGELIO ZALDIVAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled319

MIAMI

Florida

THOMAS DAVIES MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled319

BURKEVILLE

Virginia

WILLIAM MCKEMIE MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled319

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

DONALD VOLLMER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled318

HENDERSONVILLE

Tennessee

HECTOR LALAMA MD PA

Neurology

Claims Filled317

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MICHAEL HACK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled316

DAWSON SPRINGS

Kentucky

SHEPHALI PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled315

CHICAGO

Illinois

DAVID GREENE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled314

BEREA

Kentucky