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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. It also is used to prevent withdrawal symptoms in patients who were addicted to opiate drugs and are enrolled in treatment programs in order to stop taking or continue not taking the drugs. Methadone is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. Methadone works to treat pain by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain. It also works as a substitute for opiate drugs of abuse by producing similar effects and preventing withdrawal symptoms in people who have stopped using these drugs. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.17M
Medicare Part D Claims
$27.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 152,041 $3.83M
Florida 108,768 $2.09M
Washington 69,389 $1.22M
North Carolina 64,256 $1.18M
Michigan 63,247 $1.17M
Texas 61,374 $1.14M
Ohio 59,649 $911K
Georgia 50,503 $883K
Alabama 49,651 $921K
New York 46,954 $949K
Oregon 46,597 $957K
Pennsylvania 41,595 $884K
Indiana 38,968 $740K
Virginia 35,468 $648K
Massachusetts 34,552 $600K
Kentucky 30,408 $552K
Tennessee 27,590 $528K
Missouri 26,286 $484K
Wisconsin 25,617 $480K
Arizona 24,069 $562K
Arkansas 23,392 $418K
Illinois 22,999 $416K
Maryland 21,131 $384K
Minnesota 20,683 $305K
Louisiana 19,908 $425K
Colorado 19,492 $455K
Nevada 18,115 $340K
Oklahoma 17,646 $343K
South Carolina 16,348 $320K
Maine 15,160 $275K
Idaho 15,030 $238K
New Jersey 13,768 $282K
Iowa 13,285 $204K
Kansas 13,009 $261K
New Hampshire 12,734 $183K
Utah 12,733 $201K
Connecticut 9,414 $189K
West Virginia 9,003 $158K
Mississippi 8,767 $157K
Vermont 6,828 $109K
Nebraska 6,511 $89.3K
New Mexico 6,457 $123K
Montana 5,988 $95.4K
Hawaii 4,170 $95.9K
Delaware 3,641 $66.9K
Alaska 3,621 $73.2K
Rhode Island 3,024 $51.1K
North Dakota 2,225 $31.5K
South Dakota 2,104 $33.4K
Wyoming 1,919 $31.2K
District of Columbia 632 $13K
Puerto Rico 127 $1,872
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for METHADONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
IQBAL SINGH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled667

SELMA

Alabama

JEFFREY WEBER PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled664

ZEBULON

North Carolina

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled658

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

SURESH GUPTA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled654

DAYTON

Ohio

ALEJANDRO BLACHAR M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled649

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

HISHAM HAKIM MDMPH

Specialist

Claims Filled647

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MICHAEL GIBSON M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled643

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

KUNNATHU GEEVARGHESE MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled641

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

CATHY LUO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled640

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

CLEATIOUS SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled640

JAY

Florida

NATHAN PERRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled638

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

BAYLEN KIMBALL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled634

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

MARTIN MARTUCCI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled628

TULSA

Oklahoma

NOSHEEN HASAN MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled614

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

SALVATORE CAMPO D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled613

DALLAS

Texas

FRANK KUNKEL M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled612

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP

Pennsylvania

BRENDA FRIEND FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled609

BRISTOL

Tennessee

FATHALLA MASHALI MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled602

EAST PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

ADIL KATABAY MD

Claims Filled596

HILLIARD

Ohio

FRANCIS MCDONNELL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled593

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

JAMES CAMPAGNA M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled592

VALDOSTA

Georgia

WAYNE KOHN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled589

MUSKEGON

Michigan

RICHARD HURLEY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled586

WACO

Texas

DAVID KLEIN M.D.,FACA,FACPM

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled583

LONGWOOD

Florida

BRUCE MACKEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled580

EDMOND

Oklahoma