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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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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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for SUBOXONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CATHIE KOREY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled348

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

MARIA ARRUBLA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled346

LEEDS

Massachusetts

LESLIE COLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled345

FRANKLIN

Tennessee

THOMAS NUGENT MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled344

DANVILLE

Kentucky

HABEEB ARAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled343

TOLEDO

Ohio

KATHERINE GERSTLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled342

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

LESLY POMPY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled340

MONROE

Michigan

MICHAEL DEAL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled340

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

NIKHIL NIHALANI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled338

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

DANIEL GASKIN, JR. M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled337

SAVANNAH

Georgia

EDWIN CHARLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled335

SOMERSWORTH

New Hampshire

KERI MCFARLANE MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled333

FORT PIERCE

Florida

CLARENCE VERDELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled329

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

TRACY GOEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

NITA GROVER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled327

SOMERSWORTH

New Hampshire

IRA CHATMAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled327

MOUNTAIN HOME

Arkansas

BELLO ADEJOH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled325

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

DANIEL HARRIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled324

BEAUMONT

Texas

ALAN WEINER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled322

HADLEY

Massachusetts

MOHD MALIK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled319

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

TONY YOST MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled319

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

MICHAEL CHAMBERS MD

General Practice

Claims Filled318

BELLE CHASSE

Louisiana

PRAKASH KAUR MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled318

NEW KENSINGTON

Pennsylvania

GENE GORDON MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled316

SYLACAUGA

Alabama

DAVID CARPENTIER 07744

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Urgent Care

Claims Filled315

CRANSTON

Rhode Island