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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
CHARLES LANDRY DO

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled50

MANCHESTER

Maine

MELISSA GALLAGHER PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

BAYONNE

New Jersey

GREGORY MASIMORE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

FRANKLIN

Indiana

ASIM AIJAZ MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

AUSTIN

Texas

LUCI NGUYEN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

VICTORIA

Texas

DARIN HARDEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

KARIM RASHEED M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MIGUEL PUPIALES MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

SUDARSHAN TANGA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

ZACHARY SWARTZ M.D.

Rehabilitation Practitioner

Claims Filled50

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

CHRISTOPHER NICHOLS MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

MOBILE

Alabama

THOMAS MILLER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

HAL TOBIAS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

STUART

Florida

JAMES HARRIS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

WILLIAM KNIGHT DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

METAIRIE

Louisiana

MANAR HANNA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EATONTOWN

New Jersey

TED KEYES M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

SPOKANE

Washington

JEFFREY PARKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

AKASH BAJAJ MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

MARINA DEL REY

California

EMMANUEL EMENIKE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PALMDALE

California

TRACY WIMBUSH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

STOCKBRIDGE

Georgia

MARK HINES MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

MOORESVILLE

North Carolina

JOEL MATCH MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled50

FALLS CHURCH

Virginia

LAUREN JENDRASZEK PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

AMHERST

New York

LOUIS YANCICH D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WAYNE

Indiana