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Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

491K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 350 of 3362

$137M
Retail Cost

Rank: 190 of 3362

144,014
Patients

Rank: 354 of 3362

56,730
Prescribers

Rank: 384 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

169

2012

140K

2013

491K

2014

787K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$39.1K

2012

$34.3M

2013

$137M

2014

$259M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

N/A

2011

$69

2012

$134

2013

$148

2014

$181

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 17,290 62,927 $17.4M
New York 11,078 40,623 $11.4M
Florida 12,607 38,308 $11.1M
Texas 10,302 30,550 $8.76M
Pennsylvania 5,809 20,539 $5.73M
North Carolina 5,688 19,880 $5.38M
Ohio 5,860 19,850 $5.59M
Tennessee 4,981 16,675 $4.63M
Georgia 5,204 16,189 $4.43M
New Jersey 5,036 16,149 $4.78M
Missouri 3,410 13,372 $3.51M
Louisiana 3,573 13,009 $3.22M
Indiana 3,650 12,863 $3.56M
Kentucky 3,575 12,326 $3.4M
Alabama 3,545 11,650 $3.17M
Illinois 3,385 11,476 $3.29M
Michigan 3,395 10,688 $3.2M
South Carolina 3,213 10,464 $2.92M
Virginia 3,224 10,292 $2.87M
Arizona 2,739 8,226 $2.44M
Mississippi 2,748 7,968 $2.05M
Connecticut 2,088 7,317 $2.1M
Wisconsin 1,833 6,821 $1.87M
Massachusetts 1,720 6,314 $1.76M
Arkansas 1,637 5,703 $1.44M
Oklahoma 1,568 5,201 $1.47M
Maryland 1,716 5,045 $1.65M
Colorado 1,446 4,893 $1.45M
West Virginia 1,397 4,662 $1.31M
Kansas 1,071 3,980 $1.03M
Nevada 1,253 3,932 $1.11M
Iowa 865 3,647 $894K
Nebraska 795 3,559 $868K
Washington 941 2,960 $837K
Utah 721 2,294 $640K
Minnesota 586 2,031 $566K
Oregon 578 1,948 $560K
Rhode Island 446 1,754 $471K
New Mexico 497 1,434 $404K
Maine 336 1,264 $344K
New Hampshire 344 1,165 $345K
Idaho 293 1,054 $297K
South Dakota 253 1,033 $268K
Delaware 341 976 $352K
Montana 237 922 $260K
Hawaii 269 761 $231K
North Dakota 148 602 $155K
Wyoming 160 583 $160K
Alaska 93 419 $106K
Vermont 104 380 $106K
District of Columbia 104 333 $94.3K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 LINZESS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled733

LOS ANGELES

California

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled621

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

ARMINE SARKISIAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled614

GLENDALE

California

YURIY PERTSOVSKY

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled549

BROOKLYN

New York

CHRISTOPHER BUI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled545

SANTA ANA

California

OLEG VOLCHONOK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled523

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

OKSANA LEVITANSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled459

BROOKLYN

New York

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled430

LOS ANGELES

California

KENNETT ASHER D. O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled427

JACKSON

Missouri

SAMUEL DAVIDOFF MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled421

FOREST HILLS

New York

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled409

LOS ANGELES

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled406

LOS ANGELES

California

MARK AZBEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

BROOKLYN

New York

WALDO SANTIAGO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled383

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

LARRY NEUMAN

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled380

NEW YORK

New York

YOUSIF MANSOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled369

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

FREDERICK CORDER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled362

CORINTH

Mississippi

THANH NGUYEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled359

GARDEN GROVE

California

ALEXANDER BRODSKY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled355

BROOKLYN

New York

GOPAL NARASIMHAN D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled355

NEW YORK

New York

TU TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled350

SAN DIEGO

California

LONG DANG M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled350

WESTMINSTER

California

YANINA KOVLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled346

BROOKLYN

New York

AVIVA IOFEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled339

LOS ANGELES

California

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled322

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California