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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 2013

34.8M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 4 of 3238

$568M
Retail Cost

Rank: 33 of 3238

8,086,006
Patients

Rank: 1 of 3238

691,028
Prescribers

Rank: 1 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 981,067 3,976,143 $71.1M
Texas 731,594 3,215,575 $57.4M
Michigan 393,785 1,852,435 $33.1M
Florida 531,430 1,837,927 $28.3M
Tennessee 312,552 1,442,474 $21.5M
Georgia 315,716 1,308,027 $18.4M
Ohio 343,535 1,292,355 $19.1M
Alabama 249,461 1,286,835 $19.8M
Illinois 300,906 1,258,886 $21.7M
North Carolina 315,739 1,189,639 $18.3M
Indiana 247,769 1,117,850 $21M
Pennsylvania 298,044 1,090,584 $17.1M
Kentucky 197,262 1,036,629 $16.7M
Missouri 220,884 926,853 $15.5M
Louisiana 182,855 861,645 $12.7M
New York 259,735 805,955 $15.6M
Oklahoma 147,000 703,477 $13M
South Carolina 165,985 699,464 $11.4M
Virginia 178,490 682,214 $10.1M
Mississippi 140,224 671,316 $8.97M
Washington 169,857 626,158 $9.53M
Arkansas 133,801 615,162 $9.18M
Wisconsin 145,861 541,656 $8.31M
Oregon 128,435 502,425 $8.39M
Arizona 162,957 496,813 $8.32M
West Virginia 84,129 426,423 $6.37M
Kansas 94,898 414,094 $6.51M
Iowa 93,562 371,154 $5.6M
Colorado 104,665 364,792 $5.96M
Minnesota 110,169 358,065 $5.01M
Nevada 79,559 309,253 $5.77M
Massachusetts 93,329 278,278 $3.75M
Utah 57,651 225,801 $3.42M
Idaho 53,172 222,177 $4.13M
New Jersey 79,920 211,255 $3.43M
Nebraska 50,425 200,076 $2.99M
New Mexico 50,865 177,062 $3.02M
Maryland 65,078 175,723 $2.49M
Connecticut 50,584 152,210 $2.29M
Maine 37,584 142,986 $2.59M
Montana 30,690 123,706 $1.94M
Rhode Island 27,047 101,298 $1.33M
South Dakota 23,558 84,298 $1.27M
Hawaii 24,181 69,898 $1.05M
New Hampshire 22,371 64,609 $875K
North Dakota 17,034 57,398 $813K
Wyoming 11,990 43,251 $653K
Delaware 14,767 39,243 $586K
Vermont 10,051 35,135 $469K
Alaska 9,409 32,496 $516K
District of Columbia 6,215 13,447 $192K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
HAMMAD MALIK M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled4,649

RICHMOND

Kentucky

MICHAEL SHRAMOWIAT LLC

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled4,492

VIENNA

West Virginia

MICHAEL MUSCARI DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,468

OCEANA

West Virginia

NICHOLAS TANNOUS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled4,387

RENO

Nevada

ROSS ANDREASSEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled4,362

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

DANIEL SERRATO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled4,337

COLUMBUS

Georgia

ELVIS TANSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,307

STOCKTON

California

LORN MILLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled4,301

JASPER

Alabama

WILLIAM BILLINGTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,239

WEST POINT

Mississippi

JOHN ARNETT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled4,179

DOUGLAS

Georgia

RONALD COLLINS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled4,172

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

NABIL CYLEMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled4,149

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

RILEY LOVE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled4,132

PADUCAH

Kentucky

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,125

ONEIDA

Tennessee

AUGUSTUS SORIANO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,086

PHILADELPHIA

Mississippi

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,019

KINGSTON

Tennessee

FABIAN RAMOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled4,001

BRADENTON

Florida

CRAIG CHARLESTON MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,993

BEAUMONT

Texas

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled3,942

MOBILE

Alabama

JOSE TREVINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,915

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

AARON CALODNEY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,821

TYLER

Texas

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,725

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,724

ROYSTON

Georgia

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,719

ATHENS

Georgia

SAI GUNDLAPALLI M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,633

BIG SPRING

Texas