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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
BOYDE HARRISON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,315

HALEYVILLE

Alabama

RAUL CHAO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,297

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JOHN ORTOLANI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled3,272

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

AARON CALODNEY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,269

TYLER

Texas

YONGKUMA YONGKUMA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,261

ANDALUSIA

Alabama

PRAVIN PATEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,255

COLDWATER

Mississippi

ENRIQUE MURCIANO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,252

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,250

TUCKER

Georgia

DAVID MARTINCHECK M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,236

WACO

Texas

NEIL ADELMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,234

TYLER

Texas

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,213

KINGSTON

Tennessee

TROY BEAUCOUDRAY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled3,210

METAIRIE

Louisiana

KATHERINE BALLARD M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,195

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

LAURENCE LUM D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,194

DESLOGE

Missouri

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled3,175

CULLMAN

Alabama

KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,152

PALMDALE

California

PREM SALHOTRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,131

YUCCA VALLEY

California

LI-HERNG LIU M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,113

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

FRANCENE GAYLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,100

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

MEDHAT REHEEM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled3,098

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,073

ALBANY

Georgia

ROMMEL GO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,067

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

FREDERICK GRAHAM MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled3,050

NORTHPORT

Alabama

MURALI ANGIREKULA M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,034

BEVERLY HILLS

Florida

KENNETH CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,034

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan