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LEVORPHANOL TARTRATE

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 2015

3,908
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1651 of 3395

$2.34M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1414 of 3395

702
Patients

Rank: 1848 of 3395

422
Prescribers

Rank: 2000 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Indiana 173 1,251 $717K
California 109 559 $265K
Massachusetts 38 352 $377K
Oregon 39 257 $187K
Pennsylvania 41 182 $67.5K
Missouri 37 149 $59.7K
Washington 19 145 $131K
North Carolina 50 140 $78.1K
Iowa 20 113 $37.9K
New York 30 108 $30.4K
Wisconsin 12 106 $132K
Virginia 20 80 $20.4K
Arkansas 11 66 $14.5K
Alabama 20 59 $42.9K
Illinois 25 56 $22.2K
Texas 12 38 $24.2K
Colorado 25 $5,637
New Hampshire 12 25 $25.3K
Connecticut 13 22 $17.2K
Georgia 21 $18.2K
Louisiana 21 $24.1K
South Carolina 16 $3,217
Kansas 15 $12.1K
Florida 15 $3,596
New Jersey 14 $2,355
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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