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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 2015

258K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 487 of 3395

$147M
Retail Cost

Rank: 194 of 3395

43,071
Patients

Rank: 567 of 3395

20,353
Prescribers

Rank: 618 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

322K

2011

283K

2012

273K

2013

255K

2014

258K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$191M

2011

$162M

2012

$149M

2013

$140M

2014

$147M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$396

2011

$384

2012

$377

2013

$396

2014

$456

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
North Carolina 5,002 30,600 $18M
Tennessee 4,712 28,175 $13.4M
Florida 3,902 22,521 $14.9M
Pennsylvania 3,107 16,595 $8.54M
California 2,428 14,146 $8.42M
Texas 1,999 10,765 $6.35M
New York 1,697 9,749 $6.39M
Ohio 1,414 8,026 $4.27M
Georgia 1,401 7,379 $3.85M
Indiana 1,083 7,094 $4.25M
Michigan 1,263 6,546 $5.01M
South Carolina 1,210 6,376 $3.23M
Virginia 1,050 5,690 $3.18M
Louisiana 992 5,456 $3.17M
Alabama 1,032 5,363 $3.05M
Arizona 955 5,187 $2.87M
New Jersey 873 4,879 $2.93M
Missouri 810 4,725 $3M
Nevada 805 4,517 $2.58M
Oklahoma 796 4,511 $2.62M
Kentucky 711 4,162 $2.12M
Illinois 792 3,935 $2.03M
Maryland 730 3,799 $2.09M
Colorado 565 3,345 $1.86M
Mississippi 622 3,200 $1.76M
Wisconsin 564 3,070 $1.42M
Washington 506 2,744 $1.28M
Connecticut 402 2,460 $1.59M
Arkansas 454 2,381 $1.3M
West Virginia 371 2,053 $1.19M
Kansas 332 2,030 $1.22M
Iowa 269 1,902 $890K
Oregon 283 1,783 $841K
Maine 289 1,653 $879K
Nebraska 231 1,493 $852K
Utah 254 1,475 $773K
Massachusetts 274 1,400 $1.02M
Hawaii 281 1,133 $419K
Idaho 195 1,063 $597K
New Mexico 170 861 $493K
New Hampshire 141 804 $385K
Delaware 140 663 $408K
Minnesota 113 503 $277K
Vermont 50 393 $261K
South Dakota 78 372 $213K
Rhode Island 71 290 $158K
Montana 39 221 $111K
Alaska 40 212 $121K
North Dakota 30 130 $62.7K
District of Columbia 34 109 $51.7K
Wyoming 28 104 $56.7K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
CARRIE VOSS APNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled75

GREENFIELD

Wisconsin

NOSHEEN HASAN MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled57

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

LAURIE KABINS M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled52

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

GREGORY CAVANAUGH PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled63

GREENFIELD

Wisconsin

JOANNE KOSTOWICZ-VOLM APNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled54

GREENFIELD

Wisconsin

CHRISTA SCHEUNEMANN APNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled70

GREENFIELD

Wisconsin

JANELLE PETINGA ANP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled91

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

MUHAMMED NASHER-ALNEAM MD

Neurology

Claims Filled125

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

JEROME AUL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled94

WEIRTON

West Virginia

JOSE GORDINHO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled80

BECKLEY

West Virginia

JORGE ROIG MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled83

WEIRTON

West Virginia

ROLAND CHALIFOUX JR DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled77

MCMECHEN

West Virginia

TIMOTHY DEER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled52

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

DELENO WEBB MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled340

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

AHMET OZTURK M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled77

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

TAMMY DANN D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled57

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

JEANINE GODEC PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled68

SEATTLE

Washington

JOHN LUCKWITZ MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled79

VANCOUVER

Washington

TRACEY PENNINGTON M.D.,M.P.H.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled52

VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia

SANJAY MEHTA DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

WYTHEVILLE

Virginia

COSTA SOTEROPOULOS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

FAIRFAX

Virginia

LAWRENCE WINIKUR M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled126

DANVILLE

Virginia

KATHERINE MORGAN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled65

FREDERICKSBURG

Virginia

LYNN PATTON FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled91

CHRISTIANSBURG

Virginia

BRENDA WALLER M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled283

LYNCHBURG

Virginia