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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
RANDOLPH CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled332

PHOENIX

Arizona

SHAMIM BEGUM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled332

COMMACK

New York

CHRISTOPHER LOCKHART M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

HOUSTON

Texas

JAMES DETHERAGE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled331

ASHLAND

Kentucky

TODD LACKNEY D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

DANVILLE

Kentucky

JORGE DIAZ D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled330

HIALEAH

Florida

DAVID BARRASSO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled328

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

REZA ESFAHANI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

ARVADA

Colorado

REINALDO CARVAJAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled327

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

GARY PROFFETT M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled327

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

PARIMAL PARIKH M D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled325

KENNER

Louisiana

WILLIAM MOOMAW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled325

MORGANTON

North Carolina

KARUNASREE KANURI M.D.,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled324

WEST LOGAN

West Virginia

MANSOOR MAHMOOD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled324

PHELPS

Kentucky

DAVID POLAGE MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled323

SELAH

Washington

TALI SKOCZYLAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled322

FLUSHING

New York

HECTOR LALAMA, MD PA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled316

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RICHARD SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled315

ROWLEY

Massachusetts

VICENTE LAGO MD PA

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled315

MIAMI

Florida

KYONG-CHOL KIM MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled315

JASPER

Tennessee

GOPAL SARKER MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled313

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

INDIRA MAHALINGAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

BROOMFIELD

Colorado

A. RICARD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled312

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

KAREN DOMINGER D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled312

STONY BROOK

New York

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled311

BOUNTIFUL

Utah