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PERCOCET

OXYCODONE HCL/ACETAMINOPHEN

Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) is a combination pain medicine. Oxycodone is an opioid (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Acetaminophen is a non-opioid pain reliever and fever reducer. Source: Iodine

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

30.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 951 of 3362

$31.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 520 of 3362

6,095
Patients

Rank: 1066 of 3362

7,282
Prescribers

Rank: 915 of 3362

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of people say

it's worth it

49%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New Jersey 1,205 5,827 $5.21M
New York 662 3,115 $3.67M
Pennsylvania 623 2,933 $3.08M
Florida 428 1,723 $1.76M
California 387 1,668 $1.99M
North Carolina 238 1,295 $1.41M
Ohio 240 1,292 $1.19M
Connecticut 220 1,142 $1.26M
Massachusetts 163 1,134 $1.12M
Virginia 165 766 $818K
Maryland 174 766 $767K
Georgia 167 724 $669K
Wisconsin 86 553 $537K
Kentucky 123 522 $604K
Tennessee 109 497 $453K
Louisiana 106 426 $425K
Arizona 130 423 $398K
South Carolina 79 421 $493K
Alabama 101 409 $404K
Colorado 60 320 $383K
Michigan 84 303 $385K
Texas 77 303 $349K
Indiana 73 299 $316K
Missouri 53 287 $284K
Washington 61 269 $281K
Delaware 43 269 $263K
New Hampshire 40 264 $193K
District of Columbia 57 257 $214K
Minnesota 39 241 $255K
Illinois 44 230 $274K
Oklahoma 44 174 $189K
West Virginia 25 130 $159K
Kansas 17 124 $116K
Utah 23 117 $142K
Maine 15 113 $148K
Nebraska 16 113 $82K
Nevada 24 109 $131K
New Mexico 28 108 $136K
Oregon 29 106 $105K
Rhode Island 14 89 $83.6K
Alaska 14 89 $91.3K
Mississippi 22 84 $77.8K
Vermont 73 $89.5K
Arkansas 15 70 $72.2K
Idaho 62 $44K
Montana 54 $30.6K
Iowa 50 $51.8K
Hawaii 12 44 $65.6K
South Dakota 38 $31.6K
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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