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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
LESLIE ELLIS FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled75

CAMDEN

Tennessee

PAOLO GIACOMINI MD

General Practice

Claims Filled75

WABASH

Indiana

FIRAS HIJAZI M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled75

LAPLACE

Louisiana

COURTNEY HEAD FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled75

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

PAMELA POPE NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled75

BENSON

North Carolina

ANTHONY ALEXANDER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled75

SEYMOUR

Indiana

REBECCA BLAIR-MANGES ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled75

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

BRIAN SMITH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled75

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JAMES FREIDENSTEIN MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled74

FLEMING ISLAND

Florida

BRIAN RICHEY FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled74

CROSSVILLE

Tennessee

APRIL SIMKINS F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled74

OGDEN

Utah

KAVIN JOHNSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

CHARLESTON

Tennessee

LINDSAY BISHOP PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled74

DICKSON

Tennessee

WILLIAM EDMISTON MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled74

MOORESVILLE

North Carolina

DARRYL ROBINSON MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled74

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

VIVEK MANCHANDA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled74

O FALLON

Missouri

JOSE GOMEZ-CORTES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

CORAL GABLES

Florida

BRANDY BURCHELL FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled74

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

MIKE UMERAH MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled73

SHERWOOD

Arkansas

SUSAN ADAMS-HAYES FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled73

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

SUNG MIN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled73

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SYED FARHAN ZAIDI MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled73

MELBOURNE

Florida

MIHAIL BECKERMAN

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled73

SKOKIE

Illinois

SHANNON HOLLOWELL NP

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled73

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

ADRIAN TALBOT MD JD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled73

SLIDELL

Louisiana