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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
DAVID PHILLIPS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,025

SEMMES

Alabama

PATRICIA SALVATO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,014

HOUSTON

Texas

VINCENT FORTE M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,988

MONROE

Louisiana

CESAR AGTARAP M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,987

JACKSON

Kentucky

LORN MILLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,977

JASPER

Alabama

SADIQ SOHANI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,965

DALTON

Georgia

JOHN LEDBETTER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,965

MONROE

Louisiana

MICHAEL KENDRICK MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,954

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

STEPHEN TAFOR MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,951

MACON

Georgia

SAMUEL MUSCARI DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,947

MULLENS

West Virginia

DANIEL HODGES M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled2,947

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

SCOTT KEFFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,940

ANSTED

West Virginia

LARRY BROWN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,939

JASPER

Texas

IFTEQAR SYED MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,939

PARIS

Texas

ROY VARGHESE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,939

HYDEN

Kentucky

LAWRENCE PETERS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,938

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

HEATHER BUNYARD FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled2,934

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

KULMEET KUNDLAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,933

LAKE WALES

Florida

JAMES GORDON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,932

MONROE

Louisiana

JOSEPH THOMAS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,918

ERIE

Pennsylvania

EDWIN SANTOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,908

CAMPTON

Kentucky

KUK LEE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled2,905

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,898

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,892

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,890

WICHITA

Kansas