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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
VERONICA ANTOINE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JEFFREY RUBIN MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

WOODSTOCK

Georgia

ALYSSA HEIDERMAN CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

BEL AIR

Maryland

STEVEN OLENCHAK PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

HENDERSON

Nevada

HENRY LEPORE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

SUNSET BEACH

North Carolina

JENNY ANDRUS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEWPORT NEWS

Virginia

MICHAEL STEPHENS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

LILLINGTON

North Carolina

MARK NEWMAN DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

WILLIAMSBURG

Virginia

MAGED FOUAD M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

AKRON

Ohio

JONATHAN COSTA MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

BRENTWOOD

Tennessee

SHAWNA TIBBETTS PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled51

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JOHN DEMBSKI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

MORGANTON

North Carolina

SUSAN MORENO MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled51

THOROFARE

New Jersey

KELLEY CUNNINGHAM PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled51

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

HAMMAM AKBIK MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

FAIRFIELD

Ohio

ZACHARY KITCHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

NEW BERN

North Carolina

ROBERT DAVOLI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

LATROBE

Pennsylvania

MILIND TILAK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

YILI ZHOU MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

OCALA

Florida

TARA RILEY PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled51

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JOSEPH REYES DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

LAURA IVEY PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled51

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

DANA PRATOLA MSN, APN

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled51

MANAHAWKIN

New Jersey

EARLE GREY PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled51

TAMPA

Florida

RICHARD SMIEHOROWSKI FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled51

PHOENIX

Arizona