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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
JEAN CHARLOT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,241

PLANTATION

Florida

DELENO WEBB MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled989

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

JENNIFER GREEN FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled636

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

JOHN LEE M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled459

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

EVA PIZARRO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled440

MIAMI

Florida

GLENN DAVIS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled428

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

KUSSAY NASSR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled416

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

ABDELRAHMAN MOHAMED MD

Specialist

Claims Filled416

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

CATHY LUO M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled402

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

CHARLES CLIFTON PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled398

WARTBURG

Tennessee

KRISTA CUTSHAW N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled394

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

WASHINGTON BRYAN M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled391

LOS ANGELES

California

GUANG YANG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled383

STOW

Ohio

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled383

GADSDEN

Alabama

ALEX-ABBEY AKIN-WUMI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled376

DETROIT

Michigan

BRENDA FRIEND FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled373

BRISTOL

Tennessee

SAMAD ORAEE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled355

WOODBRIDGE

Virginia

WERNER GRENTZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled339

LONDON

Kentucky

BRENTON WYNN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled331

SAN DIEGO

California

KELLIE MATHEWSON NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled329

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

GREGORY WARD M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled327

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

ELEANYA OGBURU-OGBONNAYA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled326

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

LLOYD LAMPERSKI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled326

NEWTOWN SQUARE

Pennsylvania

JULIE BLISS MSN, ANP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled319

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

IRAJ DERAKHSHAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled316

CHARLESTON

West Virginia