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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
ALEXANDER BRODSKY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled107

BROOKLYN

New York

DAVID JAMES DO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled107

TULSA

Oklahoma

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

BECKLEY

West Virginia

MARTIN PORCELLI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

POMONA

California

BENNETT FEIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled107

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

YURIY PERTSOVSKY

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled107

BROOKLYN

New York

KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled106

PALMDALE

California

THEODORE WELLS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled106

AMHERST

New York

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled104

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

IRENE PERLOFF D.O., M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled104

BROOKLYN

New York

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled104

MIAMI

Florida

TEJINDER GLAMOUR MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled103

PINELLAS PARK

Florida

BRETT BERNSTEIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled103

NEW YORK

New York

WENDY WEISS LIC. AC.

Acupuncturist

Claims Filled103

LAKEPORT

California

NICHOLAS CAMPO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled103

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

PRIYA VASDEV M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled102

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

CHARLES LOEWE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled102

SARASOTA

Florida

ROBERT FLOWERS M D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled102

BURKESVILLE

Kentucky

BASEM FANOUS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

SYLMAR

California

MARTIN PERLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

NORWALK

Connecticut

WILLIAM ALEXANDER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled101

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

INGRID ZUMARAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled101

SEMINOLE

Florida

WARREN MILTEER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

THOMAS GOULD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled100

NEW YORK

New York

MARIUS MCFARLAND M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled100

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana