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AMITIZA

LUBIPROSTONE

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

795K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 275 of 3395

$239M
Retail Cost

Rank: 127 of 3395

180,729
Patients

Rank: 324 of 3395

77,791
Prescribers

Rank: 314 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

357K

2011

450K

2012

624K

2013

693K

2014

795K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$82.5M

2011

$114M

2012

$158M

2013

$196M

2014

$239M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$179

2011

$192

2012

$173

2013

$179

2014

$181

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 17,771 79,353 $24M
New York 13,960 68,283 $21.6M
Texas 15,589 59,578 $18.2M
Florida 13,714 49,580 $15.7M
North Carolina 10,159 43,373 $13M
Pennsylvania 7,635 36,882 $10.7M
Ohio 6,628 31,778 $9.17M
Tennessee 6,821 29,464 $8.53M
Georgia 6,828 26,953 $7.93M
New Jersey 6,310 26,179 $8.29M
Louisiana 5,192 23,298 $6.34M
Michigan 5,354 22,200 $7.17M
Illinois 4,536 21,631 $6.39M
Kentucky 4,503 21,155 $5.87M
South Carolina 5,002 21,012 $6.36M
Indiana 4,691 20,578 $6.11M
Alabama 4,857 20,190 $5.97M
Missouri 3,554 17,406 $4.97M
Mississippi 3,815 16,248 $4.47M
Virginia 3,613 14,173 $4.34M
Connecticut 2,812 14,163 $4.2M
Arizona 3,208 11,768 $3.89M
Arkansas 2,241 10,625 $2.87M
Maryland 2,529 10,043 $3.32M
Wisconsin 2,086 9,758 $3M
Massachusetts 1,772 8,189 $2.68M
West Virginia 1,807 8,185 $2.4M
Oklahoma 1,865 7,839 $2.4M
Kansas 1,462 7,552 $1.99M
Washington 1,355 5,823 $1.9M
Colorado 1,319 5,510 $1.8M
Nebraska 922 5,318 $1.41M
Iowa 885 5,318 $1.36M
Minnesota 960 4,503 $1.5M
Nevada 1,106 3,668 $1.22M
Oregon 661 2,881 $944K
Idaho 520 2,408 $700K
Utah 531 2,297 $685K
New Hampshire 517 2,209 $671K
Delaware 491 1,866 $701K
Maine 399 1,739 $613K
Rhode Island 317 1,700 $501K
South Dakota 293 1,609 $454K
New Mexico 463 1,591 $522K
Montana 318 1,464 $452K
Alaska 219 1,301 $281K
Hawaii 347 1,243 $412K
District of Columbia 259 1,043 $325K
Wyoming 191 933 $262K
North Dakota 224 809 $213K
Vermont 113 467 $172K
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 AMITIZA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,068

PALMDALE

California

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled613

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled604

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled599

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

TU TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled487

SAN DIEGO

California

FAUSTO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled476

BRONX

New York

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled435

LOS ANGELES

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled410

LOS ANGELES

California

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled408

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

DEREK JONES D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled395

ASHLAND

Kentucky

ARMINE SARKISIAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled381

GLENDALE

California

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled370

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

HOUSEIN WAZAZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled370

MERIDEN

Connecticut

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled360

LOS ANGELES

California

VITALY FISHBEIN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled360

WEST ORANGE

New Jersey

INNA GORDIN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled355

BROOKLYN

New York

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled349

BROOKLYN

New York

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled340

LOS ANGELES

California

OLEG KATCHER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled337

BROOKLYN

New York

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE LANTIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled327

YONKERS

New York

GOPAL NARASIMHAN D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled324

NEW YORK

New York

JERRY JURADO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled323

UNION CITY

New Jersey

ASHLEY ANDERSON FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled318

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

OLEG VOLCHONOK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled313

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania