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MEPERIDINE HCL

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

33K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 930 of 3362

$862K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1374 of 3362

13,119
Patients

Rank: 852 of 3362

10,791
Prescribers

Rank: 796 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Georgia 1,326 2,445 $46.5K
Tennessee 1,005 2,395 $51.4K
Alabama 867 2,038 $40.8K
South Carolina 965 1,897 $40K
North Carolina 780 1,829 $45.7K
Florida 863 1,752 $44.2K
Oklahoma 667 1,590 $38.7K
Arkansas 675 1,533 $29.4K
Louisiana 815 1,421 $28.6K
California 322 1,175 $53.4K
Arizona 356 1,027 $24K
Virginia 402 1,011 $26.1K
Missouri 314 887 $24.4K
Pennsylvania 266 880 $30.2K
Ohio 280 810 $25.3K
Michigan 223 755 $28.9K
Texas 320 728 $19.8K
Mississippi 324 725 $12K
New York 193 655 $27.1K
Washington 189 609 $15.6K
Massachusetts 140 603 $20.6K
Maryland 209 547 $16.1K
Colorado 131 483 $16.6K
New Mexico 140 408 $12.3K
Indiana 189 406 $10.7K
Illinois 91 351 $18.8K
Kentucky 164 350 $9,365
Oregon 105 348 $9,288
New Jersey 118 341 $15.7K
Kansas 106 323 $8,605
Connecticut 63 319 $6,970
Wisconsin 75 256 $7,200
Nevada 73 230 $10.6K
Utah 74 230 $4,336
Minnesota 47 226 $8,407
Iowa 41 168 $5,672
Nebraska 43 154 $3,823
Montana 56 154 $2,960
Maine 35 148 $4,074
New Hampshire 30 98 $1,656
Idaho 42 92 $2,267
Hawaii 22 78 $1,461
West Virginia 33 73 $1,324
Vermont 13 65 $1,453
Wyoming 18 64 $1,854
Alaska 18 62 $1,311
South Dakota 19 56 $799
Delaware 20 55 $2,499
North Dakota 16 54 $1,150
District of Columbia 36 $1,407
Rhode Island 14 33 $582
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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