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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 2014

693K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 289 of 3362

$196M
Retail Cost

Rank: 136 of 3362

155,579
Patients

Rank: 337 of 3362

68,786
Prescribers

Rank: 333 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 16,096 71,803 $20.6M
New York 13,291 64,415 $19M
Texas 13,595 52,257 $14.9M
Florida 12,909 46,711 $13.5M
North Carolina 8,709 37,040 $10.4M
Pennsylvania 6,314 32,239 $8.75M
Ohio 5,645 28,232 $7.6M
Tennessee 5,732 25,764 $6.92M
New Jersey 5,485 22,399 $6.93M
Georgia 5,303 21,583 $5.89M
Louisiana 4,455 20,849 $5.27M
Kentucky 3,922 18,388 $4.85M
Illinois 3,933 18,304 $5.14M
Michigan 4,582 18,064 $5.63M
Alabama 4,080 17,500 $4.83M
Indiana 3,902 17,319 $4.81M
South Carolina 4,002 17,167 $4.89M
Missouri 2,784 14,188 $3.86M
Mississippi 3,104 13,361 $3.45M
Connecticut 2,452 12,926 $3.51M
Virginia 2,969 12,416 $3.52M
Arizona 2,347 8,849 $2.74M
Arkansas 1,765 8,706 $2.17M
Wisconsin 1,668 8,249 $2.42M
Maryland 1,930 8,040 $2.41M
West Virginia 1,639 7,148 $1.98M
Massachusetts 1,528 7,057 $2.14M
Oklahoma 1,502 6,499 $1.86M
Kansas 1,163 6,337 $1.61M
Washington 1,185 5,063 $1.57M
Iowa 820 5,031 $1.22M
Nebraska 850 4,879 $1.21M
Colorado 1,079 4,620 $1.41M
Minnesota 921 4,253 $1.29M
Nevada 977 3,157 $961K
Oregon 533 2,616 $799K
Idaho 435 2,030 $558K
Maine 385 1,858 $560K
Utah 418 1,771 $513K
Rhode Island 342 1,732 $483K
New Hampshire 390 1,547 $459K
Delaware 427 1,524 $547K
New Mexico 377 1,371 $427K
South Dakota 257 1,363 $341K
Alaska 184 1,093 $238K
Hawaii 300 1,044 $318K
Montana 217 1,040 $317K
District of Columbia 223 972 $265K
Wyoming 139 669 $185K
North Dakota 187 642 $159K
Vermont 103 391 $136K
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 AMITIZA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,261

PALMDALE

California

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled580

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled575

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled494

LOS ANGELES

California

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled461

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

TU TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled457

SAN DIEGO

California

FAUSTO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled446

BRONX

New York

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled429

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled408

LOS ANGELES

California

OLEG KATCHER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled407

BROOKLYN

New York

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled389

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

FREDERICK BOGHOSSIAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled382

GLENDALE

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled374

LOS ANGELES

California

RONALD CHEE-AWAI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled374

MARRERO

Louisiana

LONG DANG M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled363

WESTMINSTER

California

DANIEL FORTIER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled347

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

INNA GORDIN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled344

BROOKLYN

New York

JOHN DUGAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled338

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled337

GLENDALE

California

VITALY FISHBEIN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled329

WEST ORANGE

New Jersey

RICHARD DOYAN M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled325

EMERYVILLE

California

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled324

LOS ANGELES

California

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled311

ENCINO

California

ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled310

NARANJA

Florida

DANIEL HERRING DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled307

CLYDE

Ohio