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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
UDAY MISHRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled577

OCALA

Florida

ANTHONY CLAVO MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled576

PEACHTREE CITY

Georgia

JONATHAN COSTA MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled576

ERIE

Pennsylvania

LOUIS SASSER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled576

VAN BUREN

Arkansas

JEAN YOU M.D

Rehabilitation Practitioner

Claims Filled574

KENNEWICK

Washington

NITIN CHHABRA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled571

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

CATHERINE COOLIDGE ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled569

SOMERSWORTH

New Hampshire

BHARAT SHAH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled569

LORAIN

Ohio

WILLIAM PIECHAL D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled569

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

VICTOR MENDOZA MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled569

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

DANIEL MANKOFF MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled568

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

DANIEL BENDER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled566

HUDSON

Florida

THOMAS BASCH MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled565

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

JEANINE GODEC PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled563

SEATTLE

Washington

JAMES DAVIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled562

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

RODGER GARRETT M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled560

PENSACOLA

Florida

STUART ROSENBLUM MD, PHD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled560

PORTLAND

Oregon

SHEILA MCNAMEE PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled558

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

YONG LEE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled556

AUSTELL

Georgia

MIKE UMERAH MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled554

SHERWOOD

Arkansas

BHIMAVARAPU REDDY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled553

DAYTON

Ohio

RYAN POTTER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled553

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled552

BUSHNELL

Florida

MARVIN COVEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled551

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MOHAMMAD SETHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled544

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin