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OPANA ER

OXYMORPHONE HCL

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

255K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 477 of 3362

$140M
Retail Cost

Rank: 183 of 3362

44,728
Patients

Rank: 562 of 3362

19,800
Prescribers

Rank: 624 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
North Carolina 5,381 30,886 $17.3M
Tennessee 5,270 29,429 $14.1M
Florida 3,825 20,600 $12.7M
Pennsylvania 3,371 18,304 $8.94M
California 2,158 12,047 $7.22M
Texas 2,070 10,489 $5.86M
New York 1,820 10,076 $6.52M
Ohio 1,515 8,666 $4.59M
Indiana 1,268 7,836 $4.42M
Georgia 1,347 6,760 $3.38M
South Carolina 1,284 5,784 $2.83M
Virginia 1,075 5,714 $3.03M
Louisiana 954 5,517 $3.13M
Arizona 974 5,347 $3.01M
Michigan 1,170 5,342 $3.9M
Alabama 965 5,264 $2.96M
Missouri 840 4,743 $2.81M
New Jersey 901 4,638 $2.68M
Oklahoma 831 4,606 $2.62M
Kentucky 809 4,217 $2.12M
Nevada 841 4,169 $2.23M
Maryland 832 3,863 $1.98M
Illinois 795 3,842 $1.84M
Wisconsin 544 2,938 $1.36M
Colorado 559 2,884 $1.61M
West Virginia 448 2,589 $1.48M
Connecticut 439 2,573 $1.7M
Arkansas 456 2,372 $1.28M
Washington 429 2,369 $1.15M
Mississippi 426 2,328 $1.23M
Kansas 413 2,114 $1.21M
Oregon 304 1,924 $998K
Iowa 293 1,777 $817K
Utah 319 1,500 $712K
Maine 313 1,470 $673K
Massachusetts 272 1,343 $1.02M
Nebraska 200 1,233 $724K
Hawaii 302 1,180 $455K
New Mexico 185 1,028 $608K
Idaho 156 968 $509K
Delaware 160 775 $413K
New Hampshire 157 759 $348K
Minnesota 110 505 $246K
South Dakota 83 449 $225K
Rhode Island 53 366 $167K
Alaska 51 298 $176K
Vermont 39 280 $250K
Montana 48 260 $122K
Wyoming 32 123 $66.1K
North Dakota 19 104 $55.8K
District of Columbia 25 77 $34.5K
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 OPANA ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK LODICO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled686

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

ARTHUR BRADFORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled674

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled583

GADSDEN

Alabama

ADAM SEWELL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled562

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

JENNIFER GREEN FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled555

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

RICHARD PLOWEY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled531

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

CYNTHIA PAYNE-SMITH NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled521

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

KUSSAY NASSR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled504

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

AMANDA ZIMMERMAN PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled500

CLEMMONS

North Carolina

ABDELRAHMAN MOHAMED MD

Specialist

Claims Filled498

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

JOHN LEE M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled494

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

MATTHEW LODICO MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled487

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JULIE BLISS MSN, ANP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled484

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

JUSTIN SEGREST FNP, MSN, RN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled481

MOUNT AIRY

North Carolina

DANIEL HARRIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled442

BEAUMONT

Texas

JOHN WOODYEAR,JR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled432

TROY

North Carolina

ALAN BOLLINGER DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled423

DES MOINES

Iowa

LINDA SHUCK DO

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled412

DOBSON

North Carolina

KEVIN HIBBARD MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled408

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled408

MOBILE

Alabama

MARK LEEDS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled374

WESTON

Florida

DELENO WEBB MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled366

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

SEUNG KIM M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled365

RALEIGH

North Carolina

GROVER BERRYHILL PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled351

BENSON

North Carolina

CATHY LUO M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled349

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas