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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
DAGMAR LIEPA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled350

PANORAMA CITY

California

CHRISTOPHER WELSH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled343

BALTIMORE

Maryland

JOHN EWING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled342

MADISON

Wisconsin

RAUL CAPITAINE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled341

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

CLIFTON LORD MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled341

WINDSOR

Vermont

COURTNEY LOWE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled340

GADSDEN

Alabama

KOFI SHAW-TAYLOR

Specialist

Claims Filled338

BALTIMORE

Maryland

CARL CHRISTENSEN MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled336

YPSILANTI

Michigan

PETER FRIEDMANN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled336

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

ALPHONSE ROY M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled335

METAIRIE

Louisiana

AARON JOHNSON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

JACKSON

Kentucky

AMY PEARSALL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled333

BROOKLINE

Massachusetts

IRA CHATMAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled333

MOUNTAIN HOME

Arkansas

LAWRENCE LITMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled329

BOSTON

Massachusetts

WILLIAM ROBERTS MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled329

ST ALBANS

Vermont

GENE GORDON MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled328

SYLACAUGA

Alabama

STEPHEN FISHER MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Claims Filled327

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

RUDY VERVAEKE M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled324

SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Michigan

ROBERT SHIPP M.D.

Claims Filled324

COLUMBIA

Kentucky

MARIA RUSSO-APPEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled323

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

PAUL DONEGAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled321

BUTLER

Pennsylvania

DAVID MYSELS MD, MBA

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled321

SOMERVILLE

Massachusetts

SIVA YECHOOR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled320

TOLEDO

Ohio

JORDAN GLASER M.D. P.C

Specialist

Claims Filled319

STATEN ISLAND

New York

RICHARD KASKIW MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled319

ROME

New York