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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
MARY PATTERSON P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled83

GILLETTE

Wyoming

JAMES WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled70

GREEN LAKE

Wisconsin

SARAH BODDEN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled58

MADISON

Wisconsin

CARRIE VOSS APNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled57

GREENFIELD

Wisconsin

TARA BEUSCHER NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled53

MINOCQUA

Wisconsin

DELENO WEBB MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled989

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

IRAJ DERAKHSHAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled316

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

MUHAMMED NASHER-ALNEAM MD

Neurology

Claims Filled195

SOUTH CHARLESTEN

West Virginia

FRANCIS SALDANHA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled144

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

JORGE ROIG MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled143

WEIRTON

West Virginia

PAUL NIELSEN DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled139

RAVENSWOOD

West Virginia

PHILLIP JARVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

RAINELLE

West Virginia

ROBERT HOLLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled130

PT PLEASANT

West Virginia

DAVID CARAWAY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled122

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

LESLIE WINTERS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

RONCEVERTE

West Virginia

NARCISO RODRIGUEZ MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled109

BECKLEY

West Virginia

FELIX BRIZUELA DO

Neurology

Claims Filled107

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

JEROME AUL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled104

WEIRTON

West Virginia

CHRISTOPHER KIM MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled97

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

ROLAND CHALIFOUX JR DO

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled87

MCMECHEN

West Virginia

TIMOTHY DEER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled86

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

GREGORY OLENIC M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled84

WEIRTON

West Virginia

MICHAEL PATTERSON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled83

WEIRTON

West Virginia

JOHN RICHARDS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

ELKVIEW

West Virginia

VERNON STANLEY MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled58

OAK HILL

West Virginia