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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
LARRY BROWN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,360

JASPER

Texas

NEIL ADELMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,358

TYLER

Texas

DAVID ELLIS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,341

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

LAWRENCE PETERS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,336

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

PRAVIN PATEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,323

COLDWATER

Mississippi

ARNOLD FELDMAN M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,320

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

GARY BAXTER M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled3,294

TIFTON

Georgia

MUKESH JAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,294

SOUTHAVEN

Mississippi

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,255

ALBANY

Georgia

ROBERT BIGLER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,230

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

SHERRY JOBE RN, MSN, ACNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled3,219

CORINTH

Mississippi

CHAD DOMANGUE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,215

COVINGTON

Louisiana

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,212

TUCKER

Georgia

MICHAEL PENDLETON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,203

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

GAY RICHARDSON MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled3,162

LONDON

Kentucky

KUK LEE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled3,153

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

MEDHAT REHEEM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled3,149

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

DAVID POWELL M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,137

BEAUMONT

Texas

JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,137

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

DAVID FAIRLEIGH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,137

PENSACOLA

Florida

DOMINIC SEYMORE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled3,128

ROME

Georgia

LOUIS BLANDA M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled3,096

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,081

ROYSTON

Georgia

TAZEEN AHMED MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,074

BAY CITY

Michigan

ANTHONY SEHLINGER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,072

LEXINGTON

Kentucky