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SUBOXONE

Suboxone 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 2013

447K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 356 of 3238

$150M
Retail Cost

Rank: 152 of 3238

51,406
Patients

Rank: 511 of 3238

12,477
Prescribers

Rank: 718 of 3238

User Reviews of SUBOXONE »

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

41%

of people say

it worked well

0%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Massachusetts 3,968 41,827 $11.1M
Pennsylvania 3,266 30,510 $9.65M
New York 3,469 27,125 $9.65M
Florida 3,918 24,651 $9.43M
Ohio 2,611 24,096 $7.1M
Michigan 3,249 23,746 $8.84M
Kentucky 1,921 22,830 $6.54M
Tennessee 2,466 21,051 $7.16M
Texas 2,602 16,631 $6.58M
California 2,673 15,559 $5.97M
Maine 1,094 13,438 $3.08M
New Jersey 1,643 12,770 $4.72M
North Carolina 1,456 12,040 $4.09M
Alabama 1,479 11,452 $4.91M
Maryland 1,319 11,186 $3.99M
Indiana 1,440 10,326 $4.06M
West Virginia 692 9,397 $1.66M
Connecticut 903 9,256 $2.91M
Georgia 1,301 9,246 $3.66M
Illinois 1,265 9,136 $2.87M
Louisiana 1,226 8,961 $3.99M
Rhode Island 749 7,482 $2.37M
Vermont 400 7,041 $1.13M
Virginia 773 6,603 $1.89M
Wisconsin 615 5,387 $1.78M
Washington 742 5,224 $1.96M
Mississippi 701 4,883 $2.04M
Missouri 669 4,802 $1.72M
New Hampshire 486 4,633 $1.44M
South Carolina 651 4,595 $1.89M
Utah 440 3,228 $1.17M
Minnesota 390 2,932 $1.16M
New Mexico 419 2,902 $1.18M
Colorado 445 2,680 $1.12M
Oklahoma 399 2,432 $987K
Arizona 414 2,398 $765K
Oregon 362 2,305 $832K
District of Columbia 238 2,031 $834K
Arkansas 212 1,399 $530K
Nevada 257 1,376 $471K
Kansas 167 1,051 $395K
Delaware 126 915 $293K
Idaho 159 848 $345K
Alaska 56 714 $175K
Nebraska 73 576 $153K
Montana 83 576 $276K
Hawaii 96 498 $211K
Iowa 62 365 $125K
Wyoming 59 358 $100K
North Dakota 23 163 $66.6K
South Dakota 20 127 $39.2K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
BABATUNDE THOMAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled385

JEFFERSON

Massachusetts

TRACEY COHEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled383

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

WAYNE VANZEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled383

PENNINGTON GAP

Virginia

JITENDRA DESAI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled381

ROANOKE

Virginia

RAY METTETAL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled378

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

KEVIN BUCHANAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled378

RANDOLPH

Vermont

JAMES CARROLL M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled375

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

WILLIAM FOLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled374

VERSAILLES

Kentucky

KAY SON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled370

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

KURT FABRICK M.D., M.P.H.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled370

BROOKLINE

Massachusetts

LARRY LEY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled369

NOBLESVILLE

Indiana

STEVEN MARTIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled368

PUEBLO

Colorado

JAMES HARROLD MD

Specialist

Claims Filled367

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

SAJAL BOSE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled362

GREENWOOD

Indiana

PAUL SMITH DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled361

SHELBY

Michigan

ELIZABETH CASE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled361

MIDDLETOWN

Connecticut

EDNA MARK ADDY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled360

FITCHBURG

Massachusetts

BRIAN ERICKSON MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled360

BURLINGTON

Vermont

LYDIA KAPELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled359

WEST SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

TAUFIK KASSIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled359

FRENCHBURG

Kentucky

GERALD BUSCH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled358

BELLAIRE

Texas

STEPHEN SHY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled358

GALLIPOLIS

Ohio

ERUM SHAHAB MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled358

ELLINGTON

Connecticut

DEBORAH RICHTER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled357

CAMBRIDGE

Vermont

ANN VANDYKE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled350

LEEDS

Massachusetts