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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

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
BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled7,979

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

LAXMAIAH MANCHIKANTI M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled7,218

PADUCAH

Kentucky

CARL D'AGOSTINO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled7,067

MIDLAND

Texas

MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled6,955

DECATUR

Alabama

MICHAEL HAYDEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled6,795

HOUMA

Louisiana

MORRIS SCHERLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled6,765

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

ROBERT ZARZOUR MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled6,606

MOBILE

Alabama

YOGESH MALLA M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled6,273

PADUCAH

Kentucky

RODDIE GANTT MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled6,134

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

SRINIVAS SUNKAVALLY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled6,076

LIVINGSTON

Texas

LLOYD DYAS MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled6,029

RUSSELLVILLE

Alabama

NOEMI SALANG RAMSAY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled5,947

KENNETT

Missouri

EDWIN KELSEY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled5,813

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

CHRISTOPHER NELSON M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled5,720

MIRAMAR BEACH

Florida

DARIUS MCGEE FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled5,668

LAUREL

Mississippi

RICHARD LINGREEN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled5,515

FRANKFORT

Kentucky

OLIVER JAMES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled5,489

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled5,421

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

CAROLYN SMITH MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled5,399

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled5,287

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MICHAEL DOLE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled5,249

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

WINFRED SARDAR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled5,244

ARLINGTON

Texas

MICHAEL SHRAMOWIAT LLC

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled5,242

VIENNA

West Virginia

HAMMAD MALIK M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled4,844

RICHMOND

Kentucky

ROBERT KROPAC MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled4,841

PRINCETON

West Virginia