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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
NICHOLAS FERNANDO PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled78

DAKOTA DUNES

South Dakota

BETH ALCALA NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled78

RALEIGH

North Carolina

ALAN BARNETT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ASIT UPADHYAY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled78

YORK

Pennsylvania

CHRISSY FOHR NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled78

MOORESVILLE

North Carolina

TIMOTHY SMITH DO

General Practice

Claims Filled78

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JANNA MCMAHAN NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled78

HIXSON

Tennessee

JORGE LEAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled78

TAMPA

Florida

BRUCE HINDIN D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled78

ROYAL PALM BEACH

Florida

BRIAN LE DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled78

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ABDUL CHAUDHARI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled78

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

DWIGHT JACOBUS DO

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled78

EASLEY

South Carolina

HAIBIN WANG MD, PHD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled78

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

DUNK ELLIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

MOSS POINT

Mississippi

SAPNA RATHI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled77

CRYSTAL LAKE

Illinois

BENJAMIN JAGIELLO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled77

CRANBERRY TWP

Pennsylvania

KELLY QUINN

Claims Filled77

MAIDEN

North Carolina

JOSEPHINE BELLO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

FLINT

Michigan

BRUCE COPLIN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled77

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

STANISLAUS OROWE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

STACY WRIGHT FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled77

ONEIDA

Tennessee

CARL FOWLER MD

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled76

WATERFORD

Michigan

CLARA GULYAS M.D.

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Claims Filled76

GREER

South Carolina

JERRI PATTERSON APRN,BC

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled76

PINEHURST

North Carolina

JOHN PELLEGRINI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

TAZEWELL

Virginia