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OPANA ER

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

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
JAMES MCGINNIS DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled58

WHEELERSBURG

Ohio

MARK LODICO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled255

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

MATTHEW HANSEN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled223

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

RICHARD PLOWEY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled193

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

JING CHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled95

WESTERVILLE

Ohio

DONALD LAMOUREAUX D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST PLAINS

Missouri

SHELDON REGENBAUM MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

MARK WELLS

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled51

WEST MIFFLIN

Pennsylvania

JOHN MOTTO MD,MPH

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled73

WEST COLUMBIA

South Carolina

HOWARD SCHERTZINGER MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled71

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

THOMAS KNOX MD,MBA,DABIPP,FIPP

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled68

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

HUNGCHIH LEE M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled64

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

HENRY EMERY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

WESLEY CHAPEL

North Carolina

CHARLES HUANG D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled53

WELLINGTON

Florida

JORGE ROIG MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled143

WEIRTON

West Virginia

JEROME AUL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled104

WEIRTON

West Virginia

GREGORY OLENIC M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled84

WEIRTON

West Virginia

MICHAEL PATTERSON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled83

WEIRTON

West Virginia

JON PAUL HARMER M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled52

WEATHERFORD

Texas

DOV RAND M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled125

WAYNE

New Jersey

CARL FOWLER MD

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled76

WATERFORD

Michigan

CHARLES CLIFTON PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled398

WARTBURG

Tennessee

CHADRICK HULL PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled157

WARTBURG

Tennessee

FRED FOSHEE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

WARTBURG

Tennessee

BRUCE HAIRSTON MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled87

WARTBURG

Tennessee