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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

HYDROCODONE/ACETAMINOPHEN

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

33.4M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 5 of 3362

$676M
Retail Cost

Rank: 32 of 3362

8,005,790
Patients

Rank: 1 of 3362

677,865
Prescribers

Rank: 1 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

31.4M

2011

32.9M

2012

34.8M

2013

33.5M

2014

29.5M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$430M

2011

$462M

2012

$568M

2013

$676M

2014

$727M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$23

2011

$24

2012

$31

2013

$33

2014

$38

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
California 979,642 3,862,748 $88.3M
Texas 681,678 2,920,214 $63.9M
Michigan 407,434 1,841,363 $40.4M
Florida 520,064 1,786,577 $35.4M
Tennessee 310,727 1,404,850 $24.2M
Georgia 316,485 1,272,370 $23.4M
Illinois 318,725 1,271,935 $25.7M
Alabama 248,650 1,227,792 $22.2M
Ohio 336,774 1,224,320 $24.7M
North Carolina 313,754 1,142,498 $22.1M
Indiana 247,049 1,060,539 $21.9M
Pennsylvania 289,520 1,033,322 $23.2M
Kentucky 197,469 999,181 $18.4M
Missouri 225,860 918,083 $18.6M
Louisiana 183,220 812,468 $13.1M
New York 234,646 736,697 $19.1M
South Carolina 183,442 722,435 $14.2M
Oklahoma 146,085 653,423 $13.9M
Virginia 177,733 649,566 $11.9M
Mississippi 138,933 633,222 $9.74M
Washington 173,584 621,905 $11.5M
Arkansas 132,918 596,811 $10.7M
Wisconsin 147,137 533,390 $9.76M
Arizona 166,371 494,495 $10.9M
Oregon 131,429 494,490 $9.82M
West Virginia 82,556 408,159 $7.12M
Kansas 96,401 403,089 $7.47M
Colorado 112,909 370,132 $7.58M
Iowa 92,355 353,740 $6.46M
Minnesota 109,360 346,629 $6.15M
Nevada 81,232 304,002 $6.19M
Massachusetts 87,384 255,871 $5.37M
Utah 59,260 224,671 $4.36M
Idaho 54,024 217,666 $4.45M
Nebraska 51,178 193,876 $3.35M
New Jersey 69,216 179,987 $5.07M
Maryland 67,385 179,511 $3.49M
New Mexico 50,740 172,116 $3.48M
Connecticut 47,355 138,606 $3.67M
Maine 36,981 137,448 $3.06M
Montana 30,695 119,494 $2.17M
Rhode Island 24,414 88,763 $1.8M
South Dakota 23,946 82,857 $1.41M
Hawaii 22,502 63,764 $1.43M
New Hampshire 21,594 61,273 $1.13M
North Dakota 17,364 57,629 $942K
Wyoming 12,837 44,214 $805K
Delaware 13,527 35,073 $725K
Vermont 9,731 34,017 $594K
Alaska 9,401 32,497 $635K
District of Columbia 5,898 12,397 $313K
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 HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN HOLSTON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SEARCY

Arkansas

SONALI KUMAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ORLANDO

Florida

ALI AZADI M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled50

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RONALD ROMANO DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORTH SMITHFIELD

Rhode Island

EMILY HUNTLEY PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

RAPID CITY

South Dakota

LISA PETERSON PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

MUSKEGON

Michigan

DOUGLAS WHITEHEAD PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

BILLINGS

Montana

BRADY ANDERSON M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled50

ROUND ROCK

Texas

SHUI-CHU CHOU CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Ohio

REX WONG MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

BALDWIN PARK

California

STEVEN SEIZER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SANTA MONICA

California

DOREEN LINK NP

Claims Filled50

PEORIA

Illinois

CHAD BRADY D.P.M.

Podiatrist

Claims Filled50

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

LEOPOLDO TECUANHUEY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled50

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

STACEY RHYNE APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled50

SOMERSWORTH

New Hampshire

ROD OSKOUIAN MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled50

SEATTLE

Washington

WAI WAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TEMPLE CITY

California

NATHANIEL ROACH PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

CLARK JEAN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

VAN ANH CHANDLER MEDICAL DOCTOR

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled50

OXNARD

California

JARROD PHARR DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled50

BRYAN

Texas

DOMINIQUE PHAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST ROXBURY

Massachusetts

MICHELLE FISCHER PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

PLYMOUTH MEETING

Pennsylvania

SABA LAHSAEI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PLEASANTON

California

MALLORY REED F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

TAYLOR

Michigan