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METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.37M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 193 of 3395

$35.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 527 of 3395

157,734
Patients

Rank: 341 of 3395

74,554
Prescribers

Rank: 323 of 3395

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of people say

it's worth it

77%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.41M

2011

1.44M

2012

1.45M

2013

1.4M

2014

1.37M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$27.1M

2011

$25.2M

2012

$24.6M

2013

$24.1M

2014

$35.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$50

2011

$50

2012

$56

2013

$59

2014

$100

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 21,341 166,477 $5.15M
Florida 12,738 103,092 $2.24M
Texas 9,546 68,259 $1.64M
Michigan 8,055 67,470 $1.78M
Washington 6,454 59,000 $1.42M
North Carolina 6,993 57,952 $1.59M
New York 7,852 56,148 $1.71M
Ohio 6,307 49,770 $1.12M
Georgia 5,863 47,808 $1.09M
Pennsylvania 5,891 46,345 $1.45M
Oregon 4,542 40,093 $1.11M
Massachusetts 4,487 38,369 $1.1M
Alabama 4,349 38,034 $1.03M
Indiana 4,384 36,123 $930K
Virginia 3,606 29,178 $725K
Missouri 3,560 27,253 $710K
Maryland 3,284 27,045 $592K
Tennessee 3,258 24,656 $558K
Wisconsin 2,812 24,557 $602K
Arizona 3,151 23,948 $645K
Illinois 3,320 23,924 $551K
Kentucky 2,948 23,471 $584K
Colorado 2,560 21,221 $547K
Arkansas 2,367 19,530 $470K
Nevada 2,474 19,385 $448K
Minnesota 2,466 18,902 $460K
New Jersey 2,091 15,647 $456K
South Carolina 2,120 15,344 $405K
Louisiana 1,784 15,103 $382K
Oklahoma 1,859 15,040 $392K
Maine 1,665 14,932 $381K
Idaho 1,724 14,174 $368K
Kansas 1,528 13,598 $347K
Utah 1,549 12,861 $335K
New Hampshire 1,252 11,826 $272K
Connecticut 1,134 9,356 $270K
Iowa 1,113 9,262 $230K
West Virginia 1,100 8,087 $193K
Mississippi 932 7,186 $163K
Nebraska 895 7,037 $160K
Delaware 775 6,285 $121K
Vermont 576 5,935 $181K
Montana 566 5,010 $118K
New Mexico 671 4,815 $129K
Hawaii 485 3,617 $102K
Alaska 404 3,375 $91K
South Dakota 373 2,864 $82.2K
Rhode Island 464 2,851 $63.2K
North Dakota 332 2,515 $67K
Wyoming 209 1,483 $38.6K
District of Columbia 217 1,010 $23.1K
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 »

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Top prescribers for METHADONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN DOWNEY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled927

AUGUSTA

Georgia

SENAD CEMERLIC MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled913

DOVER

Delaware

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled902

GADSDEN

Alabama

HISHAM HAKIM MDMPH

Specialist

Claims Filled896

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

UDAY MISHRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled895

OCALA

Florida

CHARLES HAGEN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled886

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

LAWRENCE PETERS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled868

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

KAMAL KABAKIBOU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled850

ATLANTA

Georgia

GEORGE SIDHOM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled846

SPRING HILL

Florida

DENYSE PELLETIER ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled844

LEWISTON

Maine

ALFRED ROSCHE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled842

ROCKFORD

Illinois

DAVID COSGROVE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled826

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

RODGER GARRETT M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled818

PENSACOLA

Florida

RICKY LOCKETT DO

Specialist

Claims Filled818

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

MANLEY BURTON M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled792

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

ALLEN SLOAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled774

NORTH AUGUSTA

South Carolina

MICHELLE ZHONG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled771

TACOMA

Washington

MURALI ANGIREKULA M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled770

BEVERLY HILLS

Florida

HOWARD COHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled763

DALLAS

Texas

JEANINE GODEC PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled727

SEATTLE

Washington

MICHAEL GIBSON M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled721

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

STUART ROSENBLUM MD, PHD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled719

PORTLAND

Oregon

KUNNATHU GEEVARGHESE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled717

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

VAYDEN STANLEY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled707

SAN ANGELO

Texas

JAWED HUSSAIN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled702

JACKSONVILLE

Florida