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Prescriber Checkup » HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

26.8M
Medicare Part D Claims
$430M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 3,596,855 $53.3M
Texas 2,755,926 $45.8M
Florida 1,645,599 $20.1M
Michigan 1,371,485 $19.4M
Tennessee 1,345,564 $17.9M
Ohio 1,192,515 $12.9M
Georgia 1,179,382 $14.8M
Illinois 1,120,887 $16.5M
Alabama 1,115,887 $14.5M
Kentucky 1,070,114 $14.5M
North Carolina 1,065,841 $13.9M
Pennsylvania 992,601 $11.2M
Indiana 956,780 $15.3M
Missouri 825,032 $12.4M
New York 791,155 $12.3M
Louisiana 749,703 $9.26M
Oklahoma 679,546 $11.3M
Virginia 656,983 $7.86M
Mississippi 651,188 $7.69M
South Carolina 643,120 $8.95M
Washington 580,715 $7.5M
Arkansas 564,948 $8.06M
Oregon 480,455 $6.96M
Arizona 473,731 $5.77M
Wisconsin 463,148 $5.88M
West Virginia 432,540 $5.59M
Kansas 365,010 $4.9M
Minnesota 347,986 $3.42M
Iowa 343,262 $4.25M
Colorado 338,461 $4.59M
Massachusetts 269,861 $2.44M
Nevada 265,933 $4.57M
Idaho 209,031 $3.82M
Utah 200,714 $2.76M
New Jersey 190,846 $1.81M
New Mexico 187,660 $2.81M
Nebraska 181,189 $2.52M
Maryland 151,266 $1.8M
Maine 138,669 $1.91M
Connecticut 136,743 $1.29M
Montana 113,284 $1.61M
Rhode Island 106,383 $944K
South Dakota 68,783 $922K
New Hampshire 63,327 $602K
Hawaii 61,147 $788K
Wyoming 46,235 $627K
North Dakota 45,871 $540K
Vermont 37,883 $389K
Delaware 33,168 $375K
Alaska 30,894 $489K
Puerto Rico 15,333 $155K
District of Columbia 9,030 $82.2K
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 HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL HAYDEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled9,859

HOUMA

Louisiana

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled6,530

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled6,473

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ROBERT WINDSOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled6,086

MARIETTA

Georgia

CAROLYN SMITH MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled6,077

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

AUGUSTUS SORIANO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled5,760

PHILADELPHIA

Mississippi

MARK MURPHY M.D

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled5,588

DECATUR

Alabama

EDWIN KELSEY M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled5,540

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ROBERT ZARZOUR MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled5,491

MOBILE

Alabama

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled5,438

DESOTO

Texas

SHELINDER AGGARWAL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled5,209

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled5,140

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

FAROUK RAQUIB MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled5,126

WINFIELD

Alabama

YOGESH MALLA M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled4,878

PADUCAH

Kentucky

SU MIN KO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled4,776

FAIRFAX

Virginia

CARL D'AGOSTINO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled4,553

MIDLAND

Texas

PATRICK PASCO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,532

MAGEE

Mississippi

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled4,530

ATHENS

Georgia

LAXMAIAH MANCHIKANTI M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled4,328

PADUCAH

Kentucky

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,322

ONEIDA

Tennessee

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled4,271

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ROSS ANDREASSEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled4,254

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

ROBERT KROPAC MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled4,252

PRINCETON

West Virginia

LORN MILLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled4,249

JASPER

Alabama

MICHAEL MUSCARI DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,188

OCEANA

West Virginia