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AMITIZA

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Also treats irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women who have constipation as the main symptom. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

187K
Medicare Part D Claims
$82.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 36,222 $8.42M
California 33,941 $7.86M
Florida 24,286 $5.61M
Texas 22,666 $5.4M
North Carolina 17,848 $4.06M
Ohio 16,956 $4.03M
Pennsylvania 16,805 $3.81M
Tennessee 13,283 $2.98M
New Jersey 12,114 $2.84M
Kentucky 10,966 $2.55M
Indiana 10,002 $2.31M
Louisiana 9,899 $2.23M
Illinois 9,278 $2.16M
Georgia 8,958 $2.07M
Alabama 8,522 $1.92M
Missouri 8,151 $1.83M
South Carolina 7,808 $1.86M
Virginia 7,169 $1.69M
Michigan 7,135 $1.75M
Connecticut 6,735 $1.53M
Mississippi 6,530 $1.48M
Arkansas 4,787 $1.07M
Massachusetts 4,259 $1.03M
Arizona 4,194 $1.04M
Maryland 4,029 $965K
Kansas 3,984 $889K
Wisconsin 3,903 $881K
Oklahoma 3,780 $904K
Washington 3,408 $801K
West Virginia 3,315 $731K
Iowa 2,769 $614K
Nebraska 2,593 $564K
Colorado 2,562 $612K
Minnesota 2,211 $529K
Idaho 1,798 $340K
Oregon 1,737 $402K
Nevada 1,597 $400K
Rhode Island 1,322 $303K
Maine 1,105 $267K
Utah 1,073 $260K
Alaska 829 $99.2K
New Mexico 773 $184K
South Dakota 767 $160K
New Hampshire 745 $181K
Delaware 683 $177K
Montana 638 $148K
Vermont 536 $103K
District of Columbia 425 $106K
Wyoming 422 $95.8K
North Dakota 400 $81.4K
Hawaii 391 $94.3K
Puerto Rico 244 $50.4K
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 AMITIZA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THOMAS UNRUG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

BARRY SCHNEIDER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

CRAIG FOCKLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALUM BANK

Pennsylvania

SURESH KARNE MD PHD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

KEITH FULLER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OPELIKA

Alabama

CARLOS VACA MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

SANJAY KUMAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JACKSON

New Jersey

WILLARD WEST M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEBANON

Tennessee

MICHAEL KOELSCH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MOUNTAIN HOME

Idaho

PAULA AMENDOLA-SEKINSKI DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

OLGA MAIMON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

OLD BRIDGE

New Jersey

CHIVERS WOODRUFF M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

FREDERICK BOGHOSSIAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

GLENDALE

California

MARK TSINKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

CHRISTINE ROZANCE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SACRAMENTO

California

GARY MILLER D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALAMO

California

HOWARD GARSON MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

SPARTA

New Jersey

JAROSLAV GOLDMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

MICHAEL SIMONS MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

CORBIN

Kentucky

THOMAS JUDGE MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

MOUNT LAUREL

New Jersey

TU TRAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

HUNTINGTON PARK

California

TAMY PERNG D.O.

Surgery

Claims Filled50

MARION

Indiana

JAMES KELLY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

DILLON

South Carolina

DAVID AARONS MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

LODI

California

KEITH KULJU MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

JAMESTOWN

New York