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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
KURT GOLD MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled710

OMAHA

Nebraska

JOHN KNUDSEN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled706

JOPLIN

Missouri

DAVID NORFLEET DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled700

CRESTVIEW

Florida

JAMES BARNETT M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled695

NORTHPORT

Alabama

JAMES RHO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled691

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

California

EYAD ALSABBAGH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled691

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled691

ATHENS

Georgia

STEPHEN KATZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled682

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

MURALI ANGIREKULA M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled677

BEVERLY HILLS

Florida

FRANCIS MCDONNELL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled676

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

JOHN WELLMAN MD, DRPH

Occupational Medicine

Claims Filled673

BELTON

Texas

ANTHONY ALEXANDER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled671

SEYMOUR

Indiana

EBENEZER QUAINOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled668

BALTIMORE

Maryland

NATHAN PERRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled667

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JOHN HUNT MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled667

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

ARTHUR HERNANDEZ M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled663

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

KEVIN DREW MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled661

MISHAWAKA

Indiana

FREDERICA NODINE NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled661

BLUFFTON

Indiana

JASON URSO REGISTERED PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled658

CONCORD

North Carolina

STUART ROSENBLUM MD, PHD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled657

PORTLAND

Oregon

CHRISTOPHER HILL M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled657

SAN BERNARDINO

California

ROGER THEODORE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled646

BALTIMORE

Maryland

ABIGAIL SCOTT NP

Specialist

Claims Filled638

EVERETT

Washington

BARRY STRAUS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled634

CANTON

Georgia

RICKY LOCKETT DO

Specialist

Claims Filled633

ST PETERSBURG

Florida