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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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79%

of people say

it's worth it

64%

of people say

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
JOHN NEWCOMB M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled576

SOUTH PORTLAND

Maine

MILROY SAMUEL MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled570

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MARK WEINER MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled569

YPSILANTI

Michigan

BARBARA SMITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled566

METAIRIE

Louisiana

ILEANA BERMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled558

TAUNTON

Massachusetts

DWIGHT GAMMONS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled556

STERLING HEIGHTS

Michigan

ADRIAN TALBOT MD JD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled556

SLIDELL

Louisiana

MAURICE TRIVETTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled552

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

BRUCE DURELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled552

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ROI REED D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled539

ASHLAND

Kentucky

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled536

WESTLAND

Michigan

VINOD BHANDARI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled534

COLDWATER

Michigan

FRANK STANISH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled532

JEFFERSON HILLS

Pennsylvania

DAVID TUNG MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled531

SOMERSWORTH

New Hampshire

JAMES FENLEY M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled517

COLLEGE PARK

Georgia

PADMAJA YATHAM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled509

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM BASEDOW D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled504

IRONTON

Ohio

JOSIP PASIC M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled493

CHICAGO

Illinois

DEAN MCKENZIE MD

Psychologist

Claims Filled467

RUTLAND

Vermont

ROBERT HESS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled457

GALLIPOLIS

Ohio

KENNY BOWMAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled450

DALLAS

Texas

KWADWO GYARTENG-DAKWA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled444

DURHAM

North Carolina

KEVIN BUCHANAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled444

RANDOLPH

Vermont

CORINNA MCALLON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled434

SALEM

Massachusetts

BABATUNDE THOMAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled434

LEOMINSTER

Massachusetts