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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
LONG DANG M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled526

WESTMINSTER

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled473

LOS ANGELES

California

VITALY FISHBEIN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled402

WEST ORANGE

New Jersey

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled333

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

JANE VLODOV-LEVITT M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled289

BROOKLYN

New York

FAUSTO GONZALEZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled252

NEW YORK

New York

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled245

HIALEAH

Florida

ALEXANDER GERSHMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled237

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE LANTIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled233

YONKERS

New York

RICHARD OTERO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled195

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

CHRISTOPHER BUI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled185

WESTMINSTER

California

INNA GORDIN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled185

BROOKLYN

New York

JOHN DUGAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled183

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

ALYSON MANDEL N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled180

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

LOS ANGELES

California

LORENZO PELLY M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled170

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

OLEG KATCHER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled170

BROOKLYN

New York

MANI USHYAROV M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled167

REGO PARK

New York

MARTIN MALDONADO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled167

TAMPA

Florida

JAMES OLIVER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

RICHARD PAVELOCK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled163

DEEP GAP

North Carolina

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

LOS ANGELES

California

MELISSA BRANDES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

SOUTH BURLINGTON

Vermont

STEPHEN ESPOSITO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled159

FLUSHING

New York

HARRY JACKSON

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled157

BRONX

New York