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LINACLOTIDE

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 2015

787K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 277 of 3395

$259M
Retail Cost

Rank: 119 of 3395

204,298
Patients

Rank: 297 of 3395

76,601
Prescribers

Rank: 317 of 3395

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 23,552 98,569 $32M
New York 15,440 64,954 $21.2M
Florida 17,419 60,565 $20.7M
Texas 14,989 49,646 $16.9M
North Carolina 8,798 34,015 $10.8M
Ohio 8,519 31,597 $10.7M
Pennsylvania 7,626 30,315 $10.1M
Georgia 8,045 28,376 $9.03M
Tennessee 7,359 26,960 $9M
New Jersey 6,963 25,658 $8.92M
Louisiana 5,603 21,864 $6.43M
Kentucky 5,530 21,629 $6.88M
Missouri 4,573 20,359 $6.23M
Indiana 5,130 19,983 $6.61M
Alabama 5,195 18,552 $6.01M
Illinois 4,862 18,239 $6.21M
Virginia 4,630 16,533 $5.52M
South Carolina 4,478 16,315 $5.37M
Michigan 4,457 16,250 $5.73M
Arizona 4,068 14,010 $4.87M
Mississippi 3,896 13,420 $4.12M
Connecticut 3,154 12,326 $4.3M
Massachusetts 2,567 11,173 $3.65M
Wisconsin 2,631 10,916 $3.53M
Arkansas 2,219 8,814 $2.64M
Maryland 2,691 8,700 $3.35M
Oklahoma 2,195 8,121 $2.68M
Colorado 2,159 7,898 $2.74M
West Virginia 1,850 7,166 $2.4M
Kansas 1,625 6,808 $2.09M
Iowa 1,260 5,995 $1.73M
Nevada 1,717 5,866 $2M
Nebraska 1,092 5,411 $1.59M
Washington 1,375 5,122 $1.73M
Utah 1,034 3,999 $1.31M
Minnesota 1,013 3,817 $1.3M
Oregon 772 3,187 $1.1M
Rhode Island 533 2,414 $774K
New Mexico 618 2,316 $775K
Idaho 494 1,949 $650K
New Hampshire 486 1,891 $649K
South Dakota 434 1,850 $586K
Maine 464 1,797 $607K
Delaware 502 1,489 $638K
Montana 342 1,376 $448K
Hawaii 344 1,178 $435K
Wyoming 224 943 $301K
North Dakota 208 851 $260K
District of Columbia 226 765 $261K
Alaska 142 688 $186K
Vermont 115 472 $159K
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 LINZESS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled871

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

ARMINE SARKISIAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled780

GLENDALE

California

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled765

LOS ANGELES

California

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled730

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

MARK AZBEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled637

BROOKLYN

New York

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled559

LOS ANGELES

California

OLEG VOLCHONOK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled554

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

CHRISTOPHER BUI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled551

SANTA ANA

California

THANH NGUYEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled531

GARDEN GROVE

California

LONG DANG M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled523

WESTMINSTER

California

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled485

LOS ANGELES

California

YURIY PERTSOVSKY

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled482

BROOKLYN

New York

SAMUEL DAVIDOFF MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled482

FOREST HILLS

New York

OKSANA LEVITANSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled480

BROOKLYN

New York

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled466

LOS ANGELES

California

ADELUOLA LIPEDE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled462

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled459

ENCINO

California

DAVID SAMARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled454

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

AVIVA IOFEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled450

LOS ANGELES

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled446

LOS ANGELES

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled442

LOS ANGELES

California

ALEXANDER BRODSKY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled439

BROOKLYN

New York

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled437

LOS ANGELES

California

KENNETT ASHER D. O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled433

JACKSON

Missouri

GOPAL NARASIMHAN D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled419

NEW YORK

New York