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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
TAO CHEN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled86

MOBILE

Alabama

DAVID ROGERS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled85

EASLEY

South Carolina

JAMES BAILEY D.O., PH.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled85

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

SAMEH WARD M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled85

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

CAROLYN DAVIS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled84

MOORESVILLE

North Carolina

GREGORY OLENIC M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled84

WEIRTON

West Virginia

STEVEN GRANBERG MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled84

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JOSE ALVAREZ MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled84

MELBOURNE

Florida

JAIME GUERRERO MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled84

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ELLEN BATTISTA NP

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Rehabilitation

Claims Filled84

BUFFALO

New York

STEVEN LEVIN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled84

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

PAUL HODGEMAN RPAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled84

BINGHAMTON

New York

JAMES LAPCEVIC D.O., P.C.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

BLAIRSVILLE

Pennsylvania

EDWARD HERES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled84

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

DAVID O'TOOLE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled84

EDEN

North Carolina

DHRUV SHAH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled84

FAIRLAWN

Ohio

CAROL CANTRELL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled83

SPRINGFIELD

Tennessee

JAMES FOX M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled83

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ERIC AITKEN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled83

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

GARLON CAMPBELL MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled83

MOREHEAD CITY

North Carolina

JOHN FAN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled83

HUTCHINSON

Kansas

DZENITA TURCINHODZIC PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled83

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

TRACY HAUKE FNP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

KURT GOLD MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled83

OMAHA

Nebraska

MICHAEL PATTERSON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled83

WEIRTON

West Virginia