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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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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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
WILLIAM BROWN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

INDEPENDENCE

Missouri

MALINDA RIVAS NPC

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled53

MURFREESBORO

Tennessee

NEAL DUNKELMAN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled53

MIDDLETOWN

New York

LAM NGUYEN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled53

TULSA

Oklahoma

ERIC KOVAN DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled54

NOVI

Michigan

WAVA YOUNG FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled54

TROY

Ohio

JERRY HOLUBEC D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled54

ALLEN

Texas

CANDELARIA MCELHINNY RPA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled54

DEPEW

New York

TAMMY DANN D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

NOSHEEN HASAN MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled54

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

STEPHEN POCIASK M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

ROBERT WILLS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

AUSTIN

Texas

PAUL WEBSTER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

KISSIMMEE

Florida

SCOTT SHERMAN M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

ORLANDO

Florida

ALEKSANDR MIKHAYLOVSKIY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

JEFFERSON HILLS

Pennsylvania

WILLEM OUW MD

Specialist

Claims Filled54

NEWARK

New Jersey

BHADRESH BHAKTA MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

TULSA

Oklahoma

BEN RAINES DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

HAYS

North Carolina

EDWARD CAPPARELLI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

ONEIDA

Tennessee

SOPHIE HANNA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

MARS

Pennsylvania

LEVI ZIMMERMAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

KITTANNING

Pennsylvania

KRISTI PHILLIPS NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled54

JACKSON

Mississippi

SANDRA SADID PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled54

STOW

Ohio

ANDREW KONEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

DALLAS

Texas

MARK WELLS

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled54

WEST MIFFLIN

Pennsylvania