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OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Extended-release (ER) tablets are used to relieve severe pain in people who are expected to need pain medication around the clock for a long time and who cannot be treated with other medications. 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 2013

273K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 453 of 3238

$149M
Retail Cost

Rank: 153 of 3238

50,151
Patients

Rank: 518 of 3238

21,385
Prescribers

Rank: 570 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Opana »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
North Carolina 5,819 31,672 $17.3M
Tennessee 5,636 30,979 $15.7M
Florida 4,567 20,723 $12.4M
Pennsylvania 3,664 19,836 $9.96M
California 2,623 13,443 $7.9M
New York 2,329 12,407 $7.74M
Ohio 2,088 11,815 $6.34M
Texas 2,340 11,226 $6.08M
Indiana 1,450 8,533 $4.9M
Virginia 1,279 6,846 $3.52M
Georgia 1,382 6,509 $3.24M
Louisiana 1,041 5,866 $3.27M
Michigan 1,228 5,802 $4.03M
Arizona 1,172 5,618 $3.12M
Alabama 1,010 5,451 $2.89M
New Jersey 1,043 5,396 $3.05M
Kentucky 975 5,029 $2.55M
Missouri 836 4,893 $2.64M
South Carolina 1,066 4,775 $2.39M
Oklahoma 811 4,755 $2.73M
Nevada 925 4,252 $2.17M
Illinois 766 3,879 $1.83M
Maryland 782 3,711 $1.92M
West Virginia 601 3,647 $2.05M
Colorado 677 3,543 $2.07M
Wisconsin 642 3,206 $1.52M
Connecticut 517 2,895 $1.86M
Washington 480 2,411 $1.18M
Kansas 443 2,358 $1.19M
Oregon 409 2,350 $1.25M
Mississippi 441 2,346 $1.16M
Arkansas 462 2,167 $1.12M
Utah 310 1,706 $841K
Massachusetts 393 1,673 $1.2M
New Mexico 248 1,360 $795K
Hawaii 384 1,235 $445K
Idaho 221 1,185 $632K
Maine 234 1,170 $552K
Nebraska 206 1,098 $587K
Iowa 209 1,044 $566K
New Hampshire 181 910 $425K
Delaware 170 883 $509K
South Dakota 66 432 $205K
Minnesota 82 371 $174K
Rhode Island 72 357 $219K
Vermont 47 322 $245K
Montana 40 306 $136K
Alaska 38 230 $116K
North Dakota 21 128 $54.3K
District of Columbia 42 100 $50K
Wyoming 23 91 $44.1K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
DONALD TAYLOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled83

MARIETTA

Georgia

JOHN PEARSON PA

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled83

REDDING

California

GERALD ARONOFF MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled83

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

CHRISTINE ANDERSON MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled83

GEORGETOWN

Texas

THOMAS RANIERI MD

Claims Filled83

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

CHARLES BONNER MD, MS, CRP

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled83

RICHMOND

Virginia

BENJAMIN MEEKS NP

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled83

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

THELMA GREEN-MACK MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled83

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

CHRISTOPHER RUBEL

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

JOSEPH REYES DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled83

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

GIL MARTINEZ PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled83

FARMINGDALE

New York

VINOD MUNGALPARA MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled83

LEXINGTON

North Carolina

STEVEN CHUN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled82

SARASOTA

Florida

GIOVANNI FACCIA M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled82

FRANKLIN

Tennessee

ROSENBERG REYES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MICHAEL RIVERA-WEISS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled82

CANTON

Ohio

ROBERT SCIULLI PA C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled82

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

IQBAL SINGH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled82

SELMA

Alabama

MORDECAI POTASH M.D.

Claims Filled82

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

CATHERINE HAYS CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled82

HAGERSTOWN

Maryland

BRANDY BURCHELL FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled82

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

REBECCA HOLDREN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled82

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

TRISTAN BRIONES M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled82

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

PETER STIMPSON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled82

LOUDON

Tennessee

TRACY JOHNSON NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled82

FORT WAYNE

Indiana