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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
TRACY RHINEWALT MSN FNP BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Health

Claims Filled53

JACKSON

Mississippi

SAMSON ORUSA M.D

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled53

CLARKSVILLE

Tennessee

RANDALL SMITH MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled53

BALA CYNWYD

Pennsylvania

SUSAN FAZEKAS FPN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled53

CHESTERTON

Indiana

OSCAR DELEON-CASASOLA MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled53

BUFFALO

New York

RAMON SANCHEZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled53

ATLANTA

Georgia

LARA CAMPAGNA P.A.

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Claims Filled53

PINEHURST

North Carolina

KAI-LIEH CHEN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled53

VISALIA

California

MICHELLE HOPKINS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled53

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

CAREY DACHMAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled53

SCHAUMBURG

Illinois

ROBERT SNYDER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled53

PINEHURST

North Carolina

GRAY BARROW M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled53

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

MIGUEL DE LA GARZA MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

DANNY BARTEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled54

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

REBECCA NORFLEET FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled54

MANCHESTER

Tennessee

LATOYA HAYNES PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled54

OMEGA

Georgia

WILLIAM PAULE M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled54

VENTURA

California

PETER FRAGATOS M.D.

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled54

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

MARIA-JOSEFINA RIVERA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled54

CRESCENT CITY

Florida

PAUL KRAMM M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

DEBORAH MATTELIANO N.P

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled54

BUFFALO

New York

HUGH MADDOX M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

ANNISTON

Alabama

DAVID PAUL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

FORT LAUDERDALE

Florida

WILLIAM RUSCHE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled54

BLOOMINGTON

Indiana

JOSEPH SULLIVAN M.D., PH.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

PETOSKEY

Michigan