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OPANA ER

Oxymorphone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Oxymorphone extended-release tablets are used to relieve severe pain in people who are expected to need pain medication around the clock for a long time and who cannot be treated with other medications. Oxymorphone is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. It works by changing the way the body responds to pain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

283K
Medicare Part D Claims
$162M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Tennessee 29,573 $16.2M
North Carolina 27,086 $15M
Pennsylvania 21,196 $11.2M
Florida 19,244 $11.3M
California 16,128 $11.7M
Ohio 16,080 $8.71M
New York 15,159 $9.53M
Michigan 11,782 $9.15M
Indiana 9,247 $5.61M
Texas 8,871 $4.65M
Virginia 8,116 $4.26M
Kentucky 7,532 $4.04M
Georgia 6,258 $3.1M
Louisiana 6,153 $3.31M
West Virginia 5,737 $3.2M
New Jersey 5,394 $3.13M
South Carolina 4,899 $2.52M
Oklahoma 4,844 $2.93M
Alabama 4,782 $2.48M
Missouri 4,632 $2.42M
Arizona 3,841 $2.16M
Illinois 3,645 $1.7M
Maryland 3,635 $2.02M
Nevada 3,508 $1.88M
Colorado 3,301 $1.89M
Connecticut 2,892 $2.05M
Mississippi 2,808 $1.47M
Oregon 2,424 $1.36M
Washington 2,400 $1.23M
Wisconsin 2,248 $1.21M
Kansas 2,146 $1.06M
Arkansas 2,116 $1.09M
Utah 1,748 $954K
Massachusetts 1,571 $1.28M
Hawaii 1,434 $504K
Delaware 1,246 $740K
New Mexico 1,183 $678K
Maine 1,140 $513K
Idaho 1,024 $555K
Iowa 975 $522K
Nebraska 950 $493K
New Hampshire 901 $484K
Rhode Island 541 $387K
Minnesota 518 $280K
Vermont 508 $275K
South Dakota 483 $234K
Montana 379 $175K
Alaska 230 $114K
Wyoming 141 $57.7K
North Dakota 135 $73.3K
District of Columbia 57 $41.3K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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
DESMOND JOHNSON MD.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

MITCHELLVILLE

Maryland

SHELDON REGENBAUM MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

CLAYTON CARROLL PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled51

SMYRNA

Tennessee

STEVEN PRESTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

MAGNOLIA

Kentucky

THOMAS HEIL MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

TODD PEPPER

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JOSHUA GREENSPAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

PORTSMOUTH

New Hampshire

ASHNA PARTI DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

STOCKBRIDGE

Georgia

KALVIN WHITE DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled52

TULSA

Oklahoma

AMIT PATEL PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled52

BEL AIR

Maryland

LAWRENCE ROTHSTEIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled52

COLUMBUS

Ohio

DALE RATCLIFFE D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled52

PHOENIX

Arizona

BOBBY KEARNEY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled52

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

BYRON JONES M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled52

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

JEAN SANTO MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled52

HARRISBURG

Pennsylvania

ABLA AWADH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

FREDERICKSBURG

Virginia

JIMMY HENRY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled52

COLUMBUS

Ohio

JON PAUL HARMER M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled52

WEATHERFORD

Texas

JED WILLARDSON PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled52

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

MIHAIL BECKERMAN

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled52

SKOKIE

Illinois

JOHN HALL D.O.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled52

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

CHRISTOPHER WILSON M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled52

DECATUR

Georgia

PADMAJA YATHAM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled52

ORLANDO

Florida

KIMBERLEE BAYLESS FNP; APN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled52

RENO

Nevada

STEVEN MORGAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

PINEVILLE

Kentucky