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SUBOXONE

BUPRENORPHINE HCL/NALOXONE HCL

Suboxone (Buprenorphine / Naloxone) is a combination medicine with two parts that work together to treat opioid dependence. Buprenorphine is an opioid pain reliever (similar to morphine). Naloxone mildly counteracts the pain reliever, so it's added to prevent overuse or abuse of this medication. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

460K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 361 of 3362

$148M
Retail Cost

Rank: 174 of 3362

49,045
Patients

Rank: 536 of 3362

12,218
Prescribers

Rank: 758 of 3362

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it worked well

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Massachusetts 3,178 37,707 $8.68M
Pennsylvania 3,269 34,289 $10M
New York 3,432 28,911 $9.72M
Ohio 2,893 26,888 $7.43M
Florida 3,849 25,995 $9.81M
Michigan 3,124 24,382 $9M
Kentucky 1,990 22,707 $6.33M
Tennessee 2,583 22,057 $7.3M
Texas 2,298 16,408 $6.39M
Maine 1,056 15,528 $3.08M
California 2,360 14,757 $5.46M
North Carolina 1,534 13,102 $4.4M
New Jersey 1,590 12,299 $4.44M
Alabama 1,496 11,422 $4.89M
Maryland 1,220 10,960 $3.87M
Indiana 1,408 10,665 $3.91M
West Virginia 732 10,648 $1.82M
Connecticut 962 10,537 $3.08M
Louisiana 1,278 10,078 $4.43M
Georgia 1,210 8,851 $3.66M
Illinois 1,023 8,046 $2.47M
Virginia 762 6,894 $1.89M
Vermont 349 6,883 $965K
Rhode Island 720 6,730 $2.3M
New Hampshire 588 6,123 $1.59M
Wisconsin 655 5,589 $1.81M
Washington 650 5,450 $2.03M
South Carolina 707 5,362 $2.04M
Missouri 642 5,234 $1.8M
Mississippi 635 4,867 $1.96M
Colorado 443 3,105 $1.26M
New Mexico 405 3,027 $1.09M
Minnesota 394 3,000 $1.2M
Utah 378 2,896 $1.01M
Oregon 332 2,496 $816K
District of Columbia 284 2,445 $975K
Oklahoma 309 2,158 $884K
Arizona 342 2,137 $670K
Arkansas 216 1,497 $551K
Nevada 229 1,449 $476K
Kansas 177 1,069 $411K
Delaware 124 961 $315K
Alaska 72 874 $225K
Idaho 109 725 $221K
Nebraska 74 570 $177K
Hawaii 71 391 $167K
Montana 54 330 $169K
Wyoming 42 304 $99.6K
Iowa 38 266 $92.1K
North Dakota 24 171 $62.6K
South Dakota 21 118 $41.9K
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 SUBOXONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,175

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

EDWIN CHAPMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,146

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

MICHAEL FOX D.O.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled1,053

LIVONIA

Michigan

CLAUDE CURRAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled892

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

CHI-KUANG LAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled868

NORTH SMITHFIELD

Rhode Island

VIJAY PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled848

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

ARUN GUPTA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled823

MONROE

Michigan

MARK DELON LIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled811

NORTH BERWICK

Maine

SAMUEL MAGHUYOP MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled793

BROCKTON

Massachusetts

HARVEY SHIPKOVITZ M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled773

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

PAUL SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled769

JACKSON

Kentucky

EVANN HERRELL D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled766

SEVIERVILLE

Tennessee

MARTIN LESSER D.O.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled760

HOLYOKE

Massachusetts

MERIDETH NORRIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled759

KENNEBUNK

Maine

BASSAM AWWA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled736

NEW LONDON

Connecticut

GENE GIUNTI DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled717

WATERVILLE

Maine

KAMBIZ SOLEYMANI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled712

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

ERIC COFFMAN D.O.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled674

LIVONIA

Michigan

EDWARD CRUTCHFIELD M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled646

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

DMITRY ARBUCK M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled643

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

SETH THOMPSON M.D.

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled634

ABINGDON

Virginia

RICHARD ENTEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled620

PORTLAND

Maine

C. KENDRICK D.O.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled619

KENNEBUNK

Maine

THOMAS PINSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled606

SOUTHGATE

Michigan

BOYDE HARRISON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled587

HALEYVILLE

Alabama