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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 2015

258K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 487 of 3395

$147M
Retail Cost

Rank: 194 of 3395

43,071
Patients

Rank: 567 of 3395

20,353
Prescribers

Rank: 618 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

322K

2011

283K

2012

273K

2013

255K

2014

258K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$191M

2011

$162M

2012

$149M

2013

$140M

2014

$147M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$396

2011

$384

2012

$377

2013

$396

2014

$456

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
North Carolina 5,002 30,600 $18M
Tennessee 4,712 28,175 $13.4M
Florida 3,902 22,521 $14.9M
Pennsylvania 3,107 16,595 $8.54M
California 2,428 14,146 $8.42M
Texas 1,999 10,765 $6.35M
New York 1,697 9,749 $6.39M
Ohio 1,414 8,026 $4.27M
Georgia 1,401 7,379 $3.85M
Indiana 1,083 7,094 $4.25M
Michigan 1,263 6,546 $5.01M
South Carolina 1,210 6,376 $3.23M
Virginia 1,050 5,690 $3.18M
Louisiana 992 5,456 $3.17M
Alabama 1,032 5,363 $3.05M
Arizona 955 5,187 $2.87M
New Jersey 873 4,879 $2.93M
Missouri 810 4,725 $3M
Nevada 805 4,517 $2.58M
Oklahoma 796 4,511 $2.62M
Kentucky 711 4,162 $2.12M
Illinois 792 3,935 $2.03M
Maryland 730 3,799 $2.09M
Colorado 565 3,345 $1.86M
Mississippi 622 3,200 $1.76M
Wisconsin 564 3,070 $1.42M
Washington 506 2,744 $1.28M
Connecticut 402 2,460 $1.59M
Arkansas 454 2,381 $1.3M
West Virginia 371 2,053 $1.19M
Kansas 332 2,030 $1.22M
Iowa 269 1,902 $890K
Oregon 283 1,783 $841K
Maine 289 1,653 $879K
Nebraska 231 1,493 $852K
Utah 254 1,475 $773K
Massachusetts 274 1,400 $1.02M
Hawaii 281 1,133 $419K
Idaho 195 1,063 $597K
New Mexico 170 861 $493K
New Hampshire 141 804 $385K
Delaware 140 663 $408K
Minnesota 113 503 $277K
Vermont 50 393 $261K
South Dakota 78 372 $213K
Rhode Island 71 290 $158K
Montana 39 221 $111K
Alaska 40 212 $121K
North Dakota 30 130 $62.7K
District of Columbia 34 109 $51.7K
Wyoming 28 104 $56.7K
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 OPANA ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TED NIFONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

JEREMY ELLIOTT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

EDMUND PASIMIO M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled51

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

THOMAS MELOY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

CANDELARIA MCELHINNY RPA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled51

DEPEW

New York

RODD STOCKWELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

LIBERAL

Kansas

ROBERT BURNS M.D., M.P.H.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

MIAMI

Florida

CP DUNBAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

LEESVILLE

South Carolina

ALAIN COPPEL M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

THEODORE MCCRARY PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled51

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

HECTOR CASES

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

BRANDON

Florida

ANDREW KONEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

DALLAS

Texas

DANIEL IGNACIO M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled51

FORT WASHINGTON

Maryland

MATTHEW JONES MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

FAIRLAWN

Ohio

JASON ROWLING DO

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled51

CONCORD

North Carolina

CHRISTOPHER GILMORE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled52

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

JENNIFER ELLIOTT M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled52

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

ROSS NELSON MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled52

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

MARCUS LEE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

TULLAHOMA

Tennessee

JESSIANN ANDRUS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled52

SAN DIEGO

California

ISAAC KREIZMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled52

BROOKLYN

New York

ROY BROWNLOW MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled52

NEWNAN

Georgia

JAMES HOHENSEE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

WILSON

New York

YULIYA KIN-KARTSIMAS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled52

VERNON HILLS

Illinois

TIMOTHY WARD MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled52

THOMASVILLE

Georgia