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OPANA ER

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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

273K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 453 of 3238

$149M
Retail Cost

Rank: 153 of 3238

50,151
Patients

Rank: 518 of 3238

21,385
Prescribers

Rank: 570 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
North Carolina 5,819 31,672 $17.3M
Tennessee 5,636 30,979 $15.7M
Florida 4,567 20,723 $12.4M
Pennsylvania 3,664 19,836 $9.96M
California 2,623 13,443 $7.9M
New York 2,329 12,407 $7.74M
Ohio 2,088 11,815 $6.34M
Texas 2,340 11,226 $6.08M
Indiana 1,450 8,533 $4.9M
Virginia 1,279 6,846 $3.52M
Georgia 1,382 6,509 $3.24M
Louisiana 1,041 5,866 $3.27M
Michigan 1,228 5,802 $4.03M
Arizona 1,172 5,618 $3.12M
Alabama 1,010 5,451 $2.89M
New Jersey 1,043 5,396 $3.05M
Kentucky 975 5,029 $2.55M
Missouri 836 4,893 $2.64M
South Carolina 1,066 4,775 $2.39M
Oklahoma 811 4,755 $2.73M
Nevada 925 4,252 $2.17M
Illinois 766 3,879 $1.83M
Maryland 782 3,711 $1.92M
West Virginia 601 3,647 $2.05M
Colorado 677 3,543 $2.07M
Wisconsin 642 3,206 $1.52M
Connecticut 517 2,895 $1.86M
Washington 480 2,411 $1.18M
Kansas 443 2,358 $1.19M
Oregon 409 2,350 $1.25M
Mississippi 441 2,346 $1.16M
Arkansas 462 2,167 $1.12M
Utah 310 1,706 $841K
Massachusetts 393 1,673 $1.2M
New Mexico 248 1,360 $795K
Hawaii 384 1,235 $445K
Idaho 221 1,185 $632K
Maine 234 1,170 $552K
Nebraska 206 1,098 $587K
Iowa 209 1,044 $566K
New Hampshire 181 910 $425K
Delaware 170 883 $509K
South Dakota 66 432 $205K
Minnesota 82 371 $174K
Rhode Island 72 357 $219K
Vermont 47 322 $245K
Montana 40 306 $136K
Alaska 38 230 $116K
North Dakota 21 128 $54.3K
District of Columbia 42 100 $50K
Wyoming 23 91 $44.1K
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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Top prescribers for OPANA ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DONALD KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled361

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JAWAD BHATTI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled340

RICHMOND

Virginia

DIANA MCKEITHAN FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled333

FAIRMONT

North Carolina

THOMAS KARELIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled332

HAZARD

Kentucky

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled331

MOBILE

Alabama

BRENDA WALLER M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled326

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

JILL LORGE APN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled316

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

AARON GOOTMAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled309

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

JAMES CAMPAGNA M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled309

VALDOSTA

Georgia

CHARLES CLIFTON PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled307

CROSSVILLE

Tennessee

RAJBIR MINHAS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled303

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOHN GRIFFITH PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled302

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

DONNA DAVIS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled299

ELKIN

North Carolina

JENS PALMER ANP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled298

PINEHURST

North Carolina

PETER KALOGERINIS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled284

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

ELEANYA OGBURU-OGBONNAYA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled283

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

BRENDA FRIEND FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled270

BRISTOL

Tennessee

CHAD CALDWELL PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled268

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

LAWRENCE WINIKUR M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled266

DANVILLE

Virginia

OFELIA BALAGTAS-BALMASEDA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled265

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

JAMES BRENT MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled264

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

HUSAM MOURTADA MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled260

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

JANET MCNIEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled259

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

KATHERINE BALLARD M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled256

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DONNA SMITH NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled250

MARYVILLE

Tennessee