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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
CAMILLO MENDOZA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

BRAZIL

Indiana

TIFFANY STEELMAN FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled53

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

TROY BALGO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

ST.CLAIRSVILLE

Ohio

ELIZABETH ALLEN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled53

BALTIMORE

Maryland

EDWARD CHEN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled53

CLEARWATER

Florida

RAYMOND DOMINICK M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled53

LEESBURG

Florida

BRANNICK RIGGS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

ROY

Utah

GHARI RICHARDSON MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled53

VALDOSTA

Georgia

CARLO ESTEVES DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled53

MILPITAS

California

DANIEL MORRIS D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled53

TULSA

Oklahoma

STACY KELLEY ACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled53

LEBANON

Tennessee

JAMES HANCOCK MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled53

CONCORD

North Carolina

JOHN WELLMAN MD, DRPH

Occupational Medicine

Claims Filled53

BELTON

Texas

MARK TIFFANY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled53

HICKORY

North Carolina

ALLAN RISON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled53

CRESTVIEW HILLS

Kentucky

JOEL ACKERMAN M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled53

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

JAMES OTTING M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled53

TOLEDO

Ohio

JEFFREY WALCZYK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

DAVENPORT

Iowa

MECHELL SMITH NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled53

ELIZABETH CITY

North Carolina

DANIEL SHEEHAN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled53

STERLING

Virginia

WEIGUO ZHAO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled53

MOUNT PLEASANT

Michigan

EDGAR ROSS MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled53

BOSTON

Massachusetts

JOHN HAASIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled53

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

LAURA SZYMANSKI PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled53

REDDING

California

JOSEPH HEGARTY MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled53

SAVANNAH

Georgia