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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 2014

1.4M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 193 of 3362

$24.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 592 of 3362

166,336
Patients

Rank: 328 of 3362

77,187
Prescribers

Rank: 302 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 22,218 167,390 $3.74M
Florida 13,456 105,744 $1.59M
Michigan 8,559 69,219 $1.17M
Texas 9,857 67,772 $1.09M
Washington 6,920 62,008 $943K
North Carolina 7,565 61,167 $1.01M
New York 8,108 56,102 $1.02M
Ohio 6,616 51,795 $710K
Georgia 6,252 49,591 $759K
Pennsylvania 5,945 45,679 $868K
Oregon 4,921 42,503 $807K
Alabama 4,712 41,456 $701K
Massachusetts 4,569 38,858 $647K
Indiana 4,797 38,396 $629K
Virginia 4,038 31,125 $513K
Tennessee 3,610 27,525 $426K
Missouri 3,544 27,343 $463K
Maryland 3,286 26,290 $392K
Wisconsin 3,051 25,764 $437K
Kentucky 2,959 24,010 $374K
Arizona 3,267 23,996 $453K
Illinois 3,414 23,665 $386K
Colorado 2,750 21,888 $456K
Minnesota 2,693 20,180 $313K
Nevada 2,666 19,955 $302K
Arkansas 2,585 19,727 $310K
Oklahoma 2,176 16,829 $293K
Louisiana 1,849 15,902 $265K
New Jersey 2,002 15,552 $283K
South Carolina 2,210 15,495 $256K
Maine 1,646 14,386 $336K
Idaho 1,850 14,296 $219K
Kansas 1,662 13,641 $241K
Utah 1,572 13,175 $196K
New Hampshire 1,287 12,436 $183K
Connecticut 1,153 9,776 $182K
Iowa 1,202 9,519 $143K
West Virginia 1,181 8,893 $124K
Mississippi 1,055 7,662 $113K
Nebraska 902 6,848 $100K
Vermont 724 6,413 $106K
Delaware 832 6,196 $83.6K
Montana 584 5,207 $75.2K
New Mexico 738 5,091 $86.9K
Hawaii 554 3,820 $76.6K
Alaska 424 3,619 $66.6K
Rhode Island 387 2,637 $42.1K
South Dakota 361 2,615 $44.9K
North Dakota 327 2,464 $39.6K
Wyoming 205 1,495 $22.9K
District of Columbia 233 995 $15.6K
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 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 »

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Top prescribers for METHADONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JEANINE GODEC PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled963

SEATTLE

Washington

HISHAM HAKIM MDMPH

Specialist

Claims Filled948

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MICHELLE ZHONG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled941

TACOMA

Washington

RONALD MYERS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled936

ROLAND

Oklahoma

JOHN DOWNEY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled917

AUGUSTA

Georgia

HOWARD DIAMOND MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled898

RICHARDSON

Texas

ADAM NORTICK MD

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled864

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

DAVID COSGROVE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled856

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

LAWRENCE PETERS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled836

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

KUNNATHU GEEVARGHESE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled782

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ALLEN SLOAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled776

NORTH AUGUSTA

South Carolina

MUHAMMAD ALI M.D.

Claims Filled775

JASPER

Alabama

WALTER WALLINGFORD M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled768

HAMPTON

Virginia

LINDA BELL NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled758

BILOXI

Mississippi

ALFRED ROSCHE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled750

ROCKFORD

Illinois

MICHAEL GIBSON M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled747

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

KAMAL KABAKIBOU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled747

ATLANTA

Georgia

JOHN KELLY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled732

CRESTVIEW HILLS

Kentucky

DAVID KRENCIK DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled731

MUSKEGON

Michigan

LAWRENCE WINIKUR M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled730

DANVILLE

Virginia

IQBAL SINGH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled730

SELMA

Alabama

JORGE LEAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled729

TAMPA

Florida

DENYSE PELLETIER ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled727

LEWISTON

Maine

ROBERT ULSETH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled725

OCALA

Florida

HOWARD COHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled717

DALLAS

Texas