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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
STEPHEN BHARUCHA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled118

BRONX

New York

SALIM HANNA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

LIMA

Ohio

MARK MELAMUD MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled117

LYNDHURST

Ohio

JARED KRAMER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

ST PAUL

Nebraska

BRITTANY HARRIS NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled117

JACKSON

Tennessee

JAYUM STARKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

BERKELEY

California

SONWOO LEE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled117

LOS ANGELES

California

CARLA NICKLE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

RAFAEL BUENO

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled117

NEW YORK

New York

ADELUOLA LIPEDE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled117

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JUAN COBO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

CHICAGO

Illinois

MATTHEW HESS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

MARY THOMAS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

CONWAY

Arkansas

ALLA CHERNENKO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

WEST ISLIP

New York

BRYAN LAVOIE

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled117

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

DANIEL SHULL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled116

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

THOMAS SARGERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

HAMILTON

Ohio

VIAN MISHO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled116

BERKLEY

Michigan

MARTIN MALDONADO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled116

TAMPA

Florida

DAVID LEFF DO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled116

MESA

Arizona

SOO KANG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

NORWALK

California

GARY MATUSOW DO

Specialist

Claims Filled116

VINELAND

New Jersey

VIJAYKUMAR KARUMBUNATHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

CRISFIELD

Maryland

GEORGE YARED M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled116

TIFTON

Georgia

ARTHUR BRADFORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

LUMBERTON

North Carolina