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OPANA ER

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

134K
Medicare Part D Claims
$191M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Michigan 33,314 $27.6M
Tennessee 32,332 $16.8M
North Carolina 25,600 $13.7M
California 22,292 $18.9M
Pennsylvania 22,245 $11.4M
Ohio 20,507 $11.1M
Florida 18,819 $11.2M
New York 18,285 $11.8M
Indiana 10,559 $6.44M
Texas 8,656 $4.51M
Kentucky 8,223 $4.45M
Virginia 8,091 $4.19M
West Virginia 6,799 $3.47M
Georgia 6,603 $3.14M
Louisiana 5,373 $2.66M
New Jersey 4,700 $2.86M
Alabama 4,600 $2.33M
Missouri 4,573 $2.21M
Oklahoma 4,508 $2.62M
South Carolina 4,350 $2.24M
Nevada 3,749 $2.06M
Maryland 3,713 $2.14M
Arizona 3,670 $2.18M
Colorado 3,569 $1.98M
Illinois 3,218 $1.61M
Connecticut 3,102 $2.17M
Mississippi 2,799 $1.4M
Washington 2,600 $1.26M
Wisconsin 2,590 $1.25M
Arkansas 2,410 $1.12M
Oregon 2,314 $1.13M
Utah 1,981 $1.05M
Kansas 1,911 $1M
Massachusetts 1,586 $1.32M
Hawaii 1,489 $449K
Delaware 1,481 $827K
Maine 1,245 $583K
Idaho 1,112 $549K
New Mexico 1,069 $635K
New Hampshire 920 $474K
Nebraska 872 $396K
Iowa 859 $423K
Minnesota 559 $287K
Rhode Island 551 $390K
Montana 489 $197K
Vermont 444 $221K
South Dakota 440 $180K
Alaska 236 $122K
Wyoming 151 $64.4K
North Dakota 139 $58.5K
District of Columbia 78 $62.6K
Puerto Rico 30 $25.4K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About 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
STANISLAUS OROWE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled514

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

LARRY SIMS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled490

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

KENNETH CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled482

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

KWADWO GYARTENG-DAKWA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled468

DURHAM

North Carolina

PAUL KELLY M.D.,

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled466

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

JULIE BLISS MSN, ANP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled450

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

SYED AKHTAR-ZAIDI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled449

SOLON

Ohio

RIYADH KASMIKHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled442

LATHRUP VILLAGE

Michigan

GLENN DAVIS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled438

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

JOHN LEE M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled433

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

RANDY AYRES MD, DC

General Practice

Claims Filled429

LIVONIA

Michigan

EDWIN STONE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

JOSE RODRIGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

WARREN

Michigan

JAMES BEALE MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled419

WARREN

Michigan

KUSSAY NASSR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled411

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

DAVID COFER NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled395

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

VINCENT RAMPERSAUD MD

Occupational Medicine

Claims Filled395

ROMULUS

Michigan

BRENTON WYNN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled378

SAN DIEGO

California

REEM ALSABTI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled373

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

DWIGHT SMITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled372

DETROIT

Michigan

JILL LORGE APN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled372

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

GREGORY WARD M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled371

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

BRENDA FRIEND FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled371

BRISTOL

Tennessee

RANDALL HALLEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled362

NIXA

Missouri

VISITING HOME PHYSICIANS

Claims Filled360

YPSILANTI

Michigan