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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
BRUCE MACKEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled570

EDMOND

Oklahoma

BRIJ VAID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled570

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ANJAN GHOSH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled565

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

W. MCKITRICK M.D., D.D.S.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled565

TAMPA

Florida

MERIDETH NORRIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled563

KENNEBUNK

Maine

ALEJANDRO BLACHAR M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled562

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

ROBERT CLUFF MD

Neurology

Claims Filled560

ANTIOCH

California

EYAD ALSABBAGH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled558

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

KENNETH WILLIS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled554

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

MARK KULIGOWSKI DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled549

SAGINAW

Michigan

JAMES HARRY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled549

TOWSON

Maryland

DANIEL POLANSKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled547

MOBILE

Alabama

RILEY LOVE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled541

PADUCAH

Kentucky

JORGE LEAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled540

TAMPA

Florida

PRADIP MEHTA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled540

DAYTON

Ohio

STEPHEN GIPSON MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled539

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

UNA EDWARDSON ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled538

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

TZER HWA CHEN MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled529

ST LOUIS

Missouri

ADAM NORTICK MD

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled526

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

IFTEQAR SYED MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled525

PARIS

Texas

MARY JOHNSON RN, APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled522

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

LOUIS SASSER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled518

VAN BUREN

Arkansas

ASHRAF KHAN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled516

CLARKSTON

Michigan

THOMAS RATINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled513

FORT WORTH

Texas

RANDALL RODGERS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled510

WHITEHOUSE

Texas