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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
ABIGAIL RODGERS ACNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

ROCK SPRINGS

Wyoming

NOSHEEN HASAN MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled54

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

GREGORY CAVANAUGH PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled87

GREENFIELD

Wisconsin

CHRISTA SCHEUNEMANN APNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled67

GREENFIELD

Wisconsin

KAYLENE FREY PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled60

GREENFIELD

Wisconsin

JANELLE PETINGA ANP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled71

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JAMES WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled80

GREEN LAKE

Wisconsin

CARRIE VOSS APNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled120

GREENFIELD

Wisconsin

BARBARA KOSCHAK APNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled63

MADISON

Wisconsin

JEROME AUL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled86

WEIRTON

West Virginia

IRAJ DERAKHSHAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled109

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

JORGE ROIG MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled79

WEIRTON

West Virginia

J. HOLLINGSWORTH D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

MILLWOOD

West Virginia

MICHAEL PATTERSON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled100

WEIRTON

West Virginia

MUHAMMED NASHER-ALNEAM MD

Neurology

Claims Filled111

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

FELIX BRIZUELA DO

Neurology

Claims Filled140

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

TIMOTHY DEER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled72

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

TAMMY DANN D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

AHMET OZTURK M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled60

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

DELENO WEBB MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled366

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

LININA RAGAN ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled63

VANCOUVER

Washington

JOHN LUCKWITZ MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled110

VANCOUVER

Washington

YONGYI ZHU M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled62

EDMONDS

Washington

LAWRENCE WINIKUR M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled198

DANVILLE

Virginia

GARFIELD SAMUELS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia