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AMITIZA

LUBIPROSTONE

Amitiza (lubiprostone) is a chloride channel activator that brings more fluid to the intestines so stool can pass more loosely and easily. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

835K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 263 of 3393

$271M
Retail Cost

Rank: 120 of 3393

187,559
Patients

Rank: 313 of 3393

81,713
Prescribers

Rank: 302 of 3393

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

450K

2012

624K

2013

693K

2014

795K

2015

835K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$114M

2012

$158M

2013

$196M

2014

$239M

2015

$271M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$1,095

2012

$1,103

2013

$1,258

2014

$1,325

2015

$1,443

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 18,128 82,809 $27M
New York 13,684 67,467 $22.9M
Texas 16,621 64,207 $21M
Florida 13,908 49,512 $17.1M
North Carolina 10,727 46,149 $14.9M
Pennsylvania 7,838 38,330 $11.9M
Tennessee 7,451 32,182 $10M
Georgia 7,971 31,484 $9.94M
Ohio 6,363 30,761 $9.46M
New Jersey 6,483 27,105 $9.33M
Louisiana 5,230 24,060 $7.09M
Michigan 5,432 23,030 $8.02M
Illinois 4,783 22,975 $7.27M
Indiana 5,042 22,836 $7.27M
Kentucky 4,703 22,568 $6.64M
Alabama 5,314 21,536 $6.96M
South Carolina 5,093 21,173 $6.93M
Missouri 3,790 19,044 $5.85M
Mississippi 3,917 17,004 $5.05M
Virginia 3,744 14,925 $5.11M
Connecticut 2,819 14,043 $4.52M
Arizona 3,702 13,636 $4.85M
Arkansas 2,376 11,439 $3.35M
Maryland 2,696 10,897 $3.81M
Wisconsin 2,070 10,204 $3.36M
Massachusetts 1,906 8,843 $3.11M
Oklahoma 1,950 8,554 $2.77M
West Virginia 1,767 8,197 $2.58M
Kansas 1,532 8,184 $2.38M
Colorado 1,416 6,285 $2.17M
Washington 1,376 5,997 $2.06M
Iowa 879 5,749 $1.54M
Nebraska 919 5,469 $1.54M
Minnesota 1,034 5,117 $1.76M
Nevada 1,024 3,740 $1.3M
Oregon 730 3,207 $1.1M
Idaho 581 2,562 $802K
Utah 582 2,518 $809K
New Hampshire 563 2,371 $784K
Delaware 569 2,006 $840K
New Mexico 503 1,977 $663K
Maine 443 1,854 $697K
South Dakota 329 1,655 $497K
Montana 345 1,625 $517K
Rhode Island 326 1,585 $533K
Hawaii 364 1,351 $484K
Alaska 194 1,269 $338K
North Dakota 255 1,094 $298K
Wyoming 198 973 $300K
District of Columbia 216 915 $307K
Vermont 131 569 $223K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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
KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled890

PALMDALE

California

WALTER LEWIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled659

MEDIA

Pennsylvania

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled632

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled591

BROOKLYN

New York

TU TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled531

SAN DIEGO

California

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled516

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

FAUSTO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled503

BRONX

New York

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled468

LOS ANGELES

California

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled447

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

VITALY FISHBEIN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled426

WEST ORANGE

New Jersey

HOUSEIN WAZAZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled397

MERIDEN

Connecticut

EDUARD ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

LINCOLNWOOD

Illinois

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled379

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

GOPAL NARASIMHAN D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled364

NEW YORK

New York

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled359

ROSEMEAD

California

PIYUSH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled338

COLUMBUS

Georgia

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled332

LOS ANGELES

California

NAUM MEYEROVICH M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled322

REGO PARK

New York

ASHLEY ANDERSON FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled319

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

HARSHAVARDHAN KRISHNA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled316

HAMTRAMCK

Michigan

JOSE LANTIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled304

YONKERS

New York

DANIEL HERRING DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled304

CLYDE

Ohio

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled295

BEVERLY HILLS

California

OLEG KATCHER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled293

BROOKLYN

New York

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

LOS ANGELES

California