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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
RANDY COHEN D.O

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

ARUL VERGHIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ABIGAIL RODGERS ACNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

ROCK SPRINGS

Wyoming

ERIC AITKEN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

LISA DIAZ-BARRIGA M.S.N., C.F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

MANCHESTER

Tennessee

WILSON VELAZQUEZ MD, PA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

HENRY OKONNEH MD

Claims Filled50

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

SUSHMITA VELOOR M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

TOPEKA

Kansas

MARTIN QUIROGA D.O.

Surgery

Claims Filled50

FLINT

Michigan

TUSHAR GAJJAR M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

WILLIAMSBURG

Virginia

JAVIER PLACER M.D.

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Claims Filled50

ORLANDO

Florida

CLAYTON CARROLL PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

JEFFREY NORTH M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

ELKINS PARK

Pennsylvania

DAVID WELCH PA

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Claims Filled50

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

ERICA CROUSE RPA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

WILSON

North Carolina

ELISABETH BUCHANAN APRN-ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled50

AUBURN

Indiana

JOHN SATTERTHWAITE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

KIUMARS ARFAI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

MISSION HILLS

California

SARAH LANDERS M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled50

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

TIMOTHY JONES FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

MARLBORO

New Jersey

REBECCA PAYNE FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

CARRIE SPECK GNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled50

MURFREESBORO

Tennessee

ASHLEY GRIBBINS CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

COLD SPRING

Kentucky

MADELYN SARTAIN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DUBLIN

Ohio

JEROME YOKIEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Ohio