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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
MARJORIE PICKEL NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled193

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

RICHARD PLOWEY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled193

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

HEATHER OSBORNE FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled192

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

KATHARINE VACHON N. P.

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled192

CLARKSVILLE

Tennessee

KEVIN COYLE MB BCH BAO LRCPSI

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled191

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

ZIZETTE GABRIEL MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled190

HICKORY

North Carolina

JAY KARPEN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled190

MC MURRAY

Pennsylvania

NEAL TAUB M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled189

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

GEORGE NOE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled188

HARRODSBURG

Kentucky

DENNIS AGUIRRE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled188

BRISTOL

Tennessee

JAWAD BHATTI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled188

RICHMOND

Virginia

BRANDY BURCHELL FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled187

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

RANDALL BREWER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled186

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

DONNA SMITH NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled186

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled186

DECATUR

Alabama

TONYA AMBLER NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled186

POWELL

Tennessee

ERIC BACKOS M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled185

WARREN

Michigan

SAMUEL SANCHEZ D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled185

LAKEWOOD

California

MUKARRAM KHAN D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled184

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DOUGLAS PRITCHARD M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled184

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

JANET BOWEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled180

GARNER

North Carolina

JASON URSO REGISTERED PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled178

CONCORD

North Carolina

JAMES ROTH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled178

MANCHESTER

Tennessee

CHARLES SCHLOSSER MD,M.P.H

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled177

MARRERO

Louisiana

JEROME WATSON MD

Specialist

Claims Filled177

STATESVILLE

North Carolina