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LEVORPHANOL TARTRATE

Important Information About This Drug

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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

3,663
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1524 of 3362

$765K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1391 of 3362

654
Patients

Rank: 1583 of 3362

361
Prescribers

Rank: 1628 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

200

2011

1,314

2012

2,660

2013

3,663

2014

3,908

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$39.2K

2011

$274K

2012

$526K

2013

$765K

2014

$2.34M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$97

2011

$218

2012

$258

2013

$258

2014

$264

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Indiana 205 1,357 $219K
California 92 536 $124K
Oregon 40 314 $82.4K
Missouri 66 311 $56.5K
Massachusetts 34 224 $70.6K
Washington 23 158 $39.2K
New York 28 109 $28K
North Carolina 29 87 $18.1K
Iowa 11 80 $16.5K
Wisconsin 14 61 $19.7K
Arkansas 51 $5,101
Pennsylvania 21 47 $10.9K
Georgia 40 $6,024
Virginia 29 $9,423
Connecticut 29 $8,651
Illinois 27 $3,041
Texas 27 $5,248
Colorado 27 $7,105
Vermont 24 $5,134
Louisiana 15 $9,022
Florida 15 $3,544
South Carolina 14 $3,813
New Mexico 13 $3,494
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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