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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
MEHDI KHORSANDI M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled215

GLENDALE

California

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled215

HAYTI

Missouri

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled215

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

OBINNA ORIAKU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled215

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

DARLA GANT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled214

GASSAWAY

West Virginia

BAO NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled209

STOCKTON

California

ELLEN ZAGREBELSKY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled209

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAMES WHEELER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled209

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RICHARD SADOWITZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled209

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

STEPHEN ESPOSITO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled207

FLUSHING

New York

JERRY PINKERTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled206

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

JAMES GIERAHN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled205

RACINE

Wisconsin

HARSHAVARDHAN KRISHNA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

HAMTRAMCK

Michigan

JOSEPH NASSIR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

HUNTINGTON BEACH

California

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled203

ALICE

Texas

SANJEEV RAO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled203

BRIDGEPORT

Connecticut

JUNE YONG MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled203

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

LAWRENCE KIMBALL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled202

HILLSDALE

Michigan

KHALIL INNABI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled201

YONKERS

New York

SUNDEEP REDDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

BERNARD MICHLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

SAN DIEGO

California

ANTONIO RUIZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

LOS ANGELES

California

HENRY SHOENTHAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled198

NEW PARIS

Pennsylvania