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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
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled154

TUCKER

Georgia

ELIZABETH SYRING APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled151

WINDSOR

Connecticut

THOMAS DEGREGORY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled146

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

AFSHINE EMRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled146

TARZANA

California

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

ALHAMBRA

California

GEORGE HALOW M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled143

EL PASO

Texas

LEWIS FELDER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled140

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

LARRY PLUNDO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled139

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

CHARLES EVANS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled138

POCATELLO

Idaho

ANGEL VELOSO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled138

MIAMI

Florida

MELANIE GOULD PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled137

NEW YORK

New York

THOMAS IZQUIERDO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled133

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

KARELIA RUIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled133

HIALEAH

Florida

PADMAVATI PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

SOUTHBURY

Connecticut

JOSE BARAHONA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

EL PASO

Texas

BRYAN LEBEAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

DANIEL FORTIER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

STEVEN LENES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

SUMMERVILLE

South Carolina

ELLEN VITIEVSKY

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

WEST NEW YORK

New Jersey

THOMAS KINTANAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled126

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

BHARAT K MEHTA MD PC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

EASTON

Pennsylvania

BAL BHANDARI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled124

BASTROP

Louisiana

ALFRED MCNAIR M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled123

OCEAN SPRINGS

Mississippi

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

CHICAGO

Illinois

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana