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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
KATHARINE VACHON N. P.

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled186

CLARKSVILLE

Tennessee

TRACEY SMITH PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled186

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

CAMILLE JOHNSON F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled185

WASHINGTON

North Carolina

RONA JUSTICE APN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled185

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

DESIREE KINARD PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled185

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

JOSEPH PHILLIPS CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled185

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

JASON URSO REGISTERED PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled184

CONCORD

North Carolina

LISA HODGE CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled182

TUPELO

Mississippi

DANIELLE REBOWE

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled181

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

OLIVER JAMES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled180

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

BRENDA FRIEND FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled176

BRISTOL

Tennessee

BETH ALCALA NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled175

RALEIGH

North Carolina

RICHARD CAMPBELL M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled174

ATHENS

Georgia

TERRANCE HUGHES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled174

BOGART

Georgia

MARK SCHEUTZOW MD, PHD, MHA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled174

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

EMILY HUFF APN, RN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled173

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

CHRISTOPHER VINSANT MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled172

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

AMY POWERS APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled172

LEBANON

Tennessee

EVA LIZA LIM MSN,FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled171

CHANDLER

Arizona

CAROL BURNETTE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled171

ANDERSON

South Carolina

DIANE HORNEMAN CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled171

MEADVILLE

Pennsylvania

JOHN GRIFFITH PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled171

JACKSONVILLE

North Carolina

LONG NGUYEN M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled170

HOUSTON

Texas

CYNTHIA WHISENANT NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled169

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

LAURA MOORE

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled169

BRENTWOOD

Tennessee