Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Extended-release (ER) 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. 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 2013
Medicare Part D Claims
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Use by state
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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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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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