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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 2015

526K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 335 of 3395

$164M
Retail Cost

Rank: 173 of 3395

52,259
Patients

Rank: 533 of 3395

12,978
Prescribers

Rank: 741 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

336K

2011

414K

2012

447K

2013

460K

2014

526K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$112M

2011

$147M

2012

$150M

2013

$148M

2014

$164M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$579

2011

$667

2012

$597

2013

$642

2014

$710

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Massachusetts 3,431 45,182 $9.95M
Pennsylvania 3,438 36,894 $11M
Ohio 3,248 33,299 $8.66M
New York 3,665 30,971 $10.4M
Tennessee 3,225 29,822 $9.35M
Florida 3,718 27,877 $10.3M
Michigan 3,159 25,636 $9.47M
Kentucky 1,941 25,084 $6.37M
Texas 2,200 17,320 $6.52M
California 2,665 17,287 $6.24M
North Carolina 1,793 17,086 $5.51M
Maine 1,118 16,620 $3.3M
Alabama 1,838 14,631 $6.31M
Maryland 1,557 14,399 $4.83M
New Jersey 1,635 14,059 $4.83M
Connecticut 1,118 12,816 $3.67M
West Virginia 854 12,496 $2.19M
Louisiana 1,448 10,998 $4.88M
Indiana 1,341 10,864 $3.89M
Georgia 1,214 9,213 $3.91M
Virginia 932 7,923 $2.09M
Rhode Island 842 7,812 $2.55M
Vermont 351 7,516 $1.03M
Illinois 962 7,506 $2.44M
Washington 752 6,655 $2.28M
New Hampshire 584 6,643 $1.45M
Missouri 698 6,547 $1.96M
Wisconsin 624 6,006 $1.86M
South Carolina 753 5,454 $2.14M
Mississippi 674 5,413 $2.19M
New Mexico 482 4,298 $1.48M
Minnesota 460 3,807 $1.44M
Utah 420 3,356 $1.1M
Colorado 418 3,236 $1.25M
Oregon 392 2,974 $951K
District of Columbia 277 2,797 $1.15M
Oklahoma 336 2,449 $1.06M
Arizona 331 2,222 $673K
Arkansas 249 1,745 $632K
Nevada 229 1,530 $453K
Kansas 193 1,264 $497K
Delaware 159 1,181 $345K
Idaho 96 874 $302K
Alaska 75 780 $223K
Nebraska 87 592 $188K
Wyoming 54 451 $128K
Hawaii 65 389 $156K
Montana 46 368 $122K
Iowa 40 251 $98.7K
North Dakota 27 221 $70.4K
South Dakota 27 191 $45.6K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for SUBOXONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FRIEDRICH DUTKA MD

Thoracic Surgery Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Claims Filled406

STERLING HEIGHTS

Michigan

KWADWO GYARTENG-DAKWA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled405

DURHAM

North Carolina

JOHN FLEMING DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled405

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

SETH THOMPSON M.D.

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled402

ABINGDON

Virginia

SUSAN OBRIEN M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled400

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

JAMES NOBLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled398

BEATTYVILLE

Kentucky

BRIAN MAGGARD MD

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled397

ABINGDON

Virginia

DONALD WEST MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled395

LEBANON

New Hampshire

GEORGE LLOYD M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled394

BUTLER

Pennsylvania

BILLY BARCLAY M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled393

COLUMBUS

Ohio

GEORGE BURNETTE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled392

JACKSON

Kentucky

AWAIS SIDDIKI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled388

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

SUYI PARK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled388

BALTIMORE

Maryland

KAREN HOVER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled385

BANGOR

Maine

MUNIR AHMAD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled384

TOLEDO

Ohio

JOSIP PASIC M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled383

CHICAGO

Illinois

KENT SEITZ MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled382

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

THEODORE LOGAN MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled381

ROCKLAND

Maine

JED GRAHAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled379

GREENWOOD

South Carolina

JARED NIMTZ MD

Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled379

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MORRIS ANTEBI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled379

NORTHFIELD

New Jersey

TIMOTHY DERENZO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled378

ALBANY

New York

MARGARET GREGORCZYK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled378

LEBANON

Virginia

JAY BENSON M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled377

ROCKY HILL

Connecticut

KENNETH ADLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled375

SYLVANIA

Ohio