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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
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,295

TUCKER

Georgia

JOHN ROBERTS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,289

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

WILLIAM ACKERMAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,265

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JOHN RATLIFF D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,255

COLUMBUS

Ohio

JONATHAN THOMPSON M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,215

COVINGTON

Louisiana

KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,215

PALMDALE

California

JANESSA MELTON APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled3,212

PRESTONSBURG

Kentucky

LOUIS BLANDA M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled3,210

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

MOHAMED ALDAHER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,209

SYLACAUGA

Alabama

ALFREDO ROMERO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,200

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

LAURENCE LUM D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,190

DESLOGE

Missouri

DAVID PHILLIPS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,165

SEMMES

Alabama

CHARLES HOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,132

SCOTTSBORO

Alabama

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

General Practice

Claims Filled3,126

CULLMAN

Alabama

ROY VARGHESE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,097

HYDEN

Kentucky

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,095

DUBLIN

Georgia

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,094

WICHITA

Kansas

MANJIT RANDHAWA D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,090

ANGLETON

Texas

GEORGES ELKHOURY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,085

LONG BEACH

California

KENNETH CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,064

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

ERWIN CORTEZ M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled3,041

CONCORD

North Carolina

VIJAYASREE ARVIND MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,027

DALLAS

Texas

MARTIN MARTUCCI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,025

TULSA

Oklahoma

FREDERICK GRAHAM MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled3,024

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

KULMEET KUNDLAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,994

LAKE WALES

Florida