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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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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
KATHERINE BALLARD M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled348

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

OFELIA BALAGTAS-BALMASEDA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled332

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

SHARON NAYLOR FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled328

LA FOLLETTE

Tennessee

ELEANYA OGBURU-OGBONNAYA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled327

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

EDWARD TAVEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled324

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

RANDALL BREWER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled323

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

KIMBERLY CHAMBERS NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled323

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

BILLY SMITH MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled319

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

JILL LORGE APN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled317

LENOIR CITY

Tennessee

SHAILESH UPADHYAY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled316

ANNISTON

Alabama

BRENDA WALLER M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled313

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

NANCY ERICKSON DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled301

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ERNEST HODGES PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled294

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

HUSAM MOURTADA MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled292

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

SANDHYA THOMAS-MONTILUS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled286

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

MAHMOOD NASIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled272

SUNBURY

Pennsylvania

EZRA RIBER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled268

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

JAYAM KRISHNA IYER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled265

CLEARWATER

Florida

DONALD KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled262

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JAMES CAMPAGNA M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled260

VALDOSTA

Georgia

IGOR SMELYANSKY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled260

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ANGELA BROWN FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled259

WARTBURG

Tennessee

JAY OLSSON DO PROF ASSOCIATIONN

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled258

MELBOURNE

Florida

ERIC ROSLONSKI DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled257

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

ALESHA PAYNE P.A

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled255

SPARTA

Tennessee