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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 2015

29.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 7 of 3395

$727M
Retail Cost

Rank: 34 of 3395

7,480,325
Patients

Rank: 3 of 3395

630,608
Prescribers

Rank: 1 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

31.4M

2011

32.9M

2012

34.8M

2013

33.5M

2014

29.5M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$430M

2011

$462M

2012

$568M

2013

$676M

2014

$727M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$23

2011

$24

2012

$31

2013

$33

2014

$38

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 910,456 3,397,833 $103M
Texas 447,546 1,961,114 $58.2M
Michigan 398,543 1,705,627 $44.6M
Florida 504,094 1,658,444 $36.8M
Tennessee 302,601 1,290,927 $26.9M
Illinois 316,334 1,168,611 $26.9M
Georgia 297,616 1,128,713 $25.5M
Alabama 243,658 1,110,645 $24.3M
Ohio 322,484 1,090,927 $25.8M
North Carolina 303,551 1,019,133 $22.6M
Indiana 244,990 1,002,133 $24.1M
Kentucky 191,839 910,753 $21.7M
Pennsylvania 269,748 906,617 $24.6M
Missouri 217,672 816,101 $20.6M
New York 231,269 737,046 $22.3M
Louisiana 177,434 715,864 $14.8M
South Carolina 174,086 635,285 $14.6M
Oklahoma 135,673 586,571 $15.4M
Washington 172,064 586,113 $12.9M
Mississippi 136,779 576,617 $10.8M
Virginia 171,212 572,383 $12.3M
Arkansas 122,820 510,293 $11.7M
Wisconsin 142,194 486,063 $10.5M
Arizona 160,894 457,453 $10.7M
Oregon 127,029 456,417 $10.6M
Kansas 93,679 357,305 $8.34M
West Virginia 76,406 348,022 $7.73M
Colorado 113,015 347,762 $8.48M
Iowa 90,488 320,890 $6.88M
Minnesota 105,711 308,766 $6.57M
Nevada 78,634 278,831 $7.24M
Massachusetts 78,389 219,326 $4.97M
Utah 60,180 210,323 $4.99M
Idaho 54,085 203,906 $5.23M
Nebraska 49,114 172,095 $3.63M
New Mexico 49,918 162,863 $3.79M
Maryland 64,322 161,039 $3.64M
New Jersey 58,936 151,620 $4.88M
Connecticut 42,458 115,447 $3.42M
Maine 32,545 115,218 $2.94M
Montana 29,533 107,425 $2.36M
South Dakota 23,477 75,816 $1.57M
Rhode Island 22,202 71,852 $1.38M
New Hampshire 21,063 57,568 $1.21M
Hawaii 20,431 54,191 $1.39M
North Dakota 16,833 51,789 $1.07M
Wyoming 12,706 40,681 $905K
Delaware 13,073 32,225 $767K
Vermont 8,719 29,857 $623K
Alaska 9,116 29,203 $670K
District of Columbia 5,550 10,811 $301K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
LAURENCE LUM D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,650

DESLOGE

Missouri

BARRETT JOHNSTON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,646

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

RAMARAO PASUPULETI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,640

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

HOANG VU DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,638

LAKE CITY

Florida

VED AGGARWAL MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,627

FORT WORTH

Texas

JOHN LEDBETTER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,591

MONROE

Louisiana

MICHAEL TSCHICKARDT M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,581

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ARTHUR HERNANDEZ M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,567

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

FREDERICK GRAHAM MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled3,545

NORTHPORT

Alabama

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,535

DUBLIN

Georgia

JACQUES WHITECLOUD MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled3,531

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

ANUJ SHARMA DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled3,524

INVERNESS

Florida

MELVIN RUSSELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,517

TALLASSEE

Alabama

PATRICIA SALVATO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,517

HOUSTON

Texas

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,502

ATHENS

Georgia

RAUL CHAO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,501

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JOSEPH OEI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,499

MIDLAND

Texas

JAMES GORDON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,472

MONROE

Louisiana

AARON SHINKLE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled3,465

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

THOMAS LACKEY

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled3,453

GADSDEN

Alabama

MARK WORKMAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,444

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

JOSEPH THOMAS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled3,435

ERIE

Pennsylvania

KENT MITCHELL M.D.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled3,427

ARLINGTON

Texas

SADIQ SOHANI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,422

DALTON

Georgia

WILLIAM VARGAS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,422

LAKELAND

Florida