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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
MICHAEL GIBSON M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled77

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

PATRICK KARL D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled77

JESUP

Georgia

KATHRYN ODOM PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled77

CARY

North Carolina

KAREN DOGGETT A.R.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled77

JEFFERSONVILLE

Indiana

MARCIA ELFENBAUM M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled77

SAN DIEGO

California

MITCHELL SIMONS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled77

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MARTIN SALMON MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled77

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MICHELLE CATE FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled77

BULLS GAP

Tennessee

DANA RICHARD D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

GREENACRES

Florida

RONALD LUBETSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

ANDREA BURNS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled76

PINEHURST

North Carolina

REBEKAH PIERCE NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled76

HENDERSONVILLE

Tennessee

KIMBERLY STEIN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

MARGATE

Florida

SANDRA GALLO CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled76

PHOENIX

Arizona

MAXIMILIAN SHOKAT D.O.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled76

GAINESVILLE

Florida

MICHELLE PARRA NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled76

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

KUK LEE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled76

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

JEFFREY GOLDSTEIN D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled76

NEW YORK

New York

TERRY ROBICHAUD PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled76

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

DANIEL BENDER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled75

HUDSON

Florida

JAN SLOMBA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled75

BROOKLYN

New York

DEANNE THREAPLETON FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled75

HENDERSONVILLE

Tennessee

KENNETH GALANG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled75

FORT MYERS

Florida

REBECCA POSNER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled75

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

AHMET OZTURK M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled75

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia