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OPANA ER

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

134K
Medicare Part D Claims
$191M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Michigan 33,314 $27.6M
Tennessee 32,332 $16.8M
North Carolina 25,600 $13.7M
California 22,292 $18.9M
Pennsylvania 22,245 $11.4M
Ohio 20,507 $11.1M
Florida 18,819 $11.2M
New York 18,285 $11.8M
Indiana 10,559 $6.44M
Texas 8,656 $4.51M
Kentucky 8,223 $4.45M
Virginia 8,091 $4.19M
West Virginia 6,799 $3.47M
Georgia 6,603 $3.14M
Louisiana 5,373 $2.66M
New Jersey 4,700 $2.86M
Alabama 4,600 $2.33M
Missouri 4,573 $2.21M
Oklahoma 4,508 $2.62M
South Carolina 4,350 $2.24M
Nevada 3,749 $2.06M
Maryland 3,713 $2.14M
Arizona 3,670 $2.18M
Colorado 3,569 $1.98M
Illinois 3,218 $1.61M
Connecticut 3,102 $2.17M
Mississippi 2,799 $1.4M
Washington 2,600 $1.26M
Wisconsin 2,590 $1.25M
Arkansas 2,410 $1.12M
Oregon 2,314 $1.13M
Utah 1,981 $1.05M
Kansas 1,911 $1M
Massachusetts 1,586 $1.32M
Hawaii 1,489 $449K
Delaware 1,481 $827K
Maine 1,245 $583K
Idaho 1,112 $549K
New Mexico 1,069 $635K
New Hampshire 920 $474K
Nebraska 872 $396K
Iowa 859 $423K
Minnesota 559 $287K
Rhode Island 551 $390K
Montana 489 $197K
Vermont 444 $221K
South Dakota 440 $180K
Alaska 236 $122K
Wyoming 151 $64.4K
North Dakota 139 $58.5K
District of Columbia 78 $62.6K
Puerto Rico 30 $25.4K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About 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
RICHARD SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled202

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

PAUL SUCGANG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled202

SAN GABRIEL

California

C KANG MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled200

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

FRANKLIN PRICE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

SOUTH EUCLID

Ohio

MICHAEL DOLE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled198

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

HOLLY BROADWATER NP

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled197

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

GREGORY PARKER NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled196

BILOXI

Mississippi

GEORGE GRIFFIN M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled196

CINCINNATI

Ohio

THOMAS WHITTEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled196

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

DESIREE KINARD PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled196

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

DONNA DAVIS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled195

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

LAWRENCE KONST DO

Neurology

Claims Filled192

SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Michigan

BRENDA WALLER M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled191

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

WILLIAM MILES D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled190

MILFORD

Ohio

JING CHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled189

WESTERVILLE

Ohio

JAY OLSSON DO PROF ASSOCIATIONN

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled189

MELBOURNE

Florida

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled188

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ALAN PECORELLA P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled188

BRONX

New York

RICKEY KINZEY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled187

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

TERRY BAUL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled187

DETROIT

Michigan

ROGER KASENDORF D.O.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled187

LONG BEACH

New York

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled187

ATHENS

Georgia

EDWARD TAVEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled186

NORTH CHARLESTON

South Carolina

LEONARD TANANIS MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled185

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

DAVID CARAWAY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled185

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia