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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 2015

28.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 984 of 3395

$38.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 505 of 3395

4,859
Patients

Rank: 1146 of 3395

6,171
Prescribers

Rank: 979 of 3395

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70%

of people say

it's worth it

49%

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

29.2K

2011

27.6K

2012

29.9K

2013

30.5K

2014

28.4K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$15.7M

2011

$17.5M

2012

$24M

2013

$31.3M

2014

$38.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$262

2011

$287

2012

$336

2013

$342

2014

$410

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New Jersey 1,103 5,845 $6.78M
New York 551 2,754 $4.16M
Pennsylvania 494 2,731 $3.8M
Florida 361 1,721 $2.29M
California 305 1,656 $2.54M
North Carolina 174 1,189 $1.69M
Connecticut 166 1,087 $1.47M
Ohio 177 1,076 $1.29M
Massachusetts 112 949 $1.28M
Maryland 145 687 $849K
Virginia 116 663 $956K
Georgia 129 649 $826K
Wisconsin 76 551 $721K
Tennessee 92 475 $616K
Kentucky 79 430 $681K
Arizona 96 419 $533K
Indiana 65 371 $518K
South Carolina 60 369 $554K
Michigan 61 334 $539K
Texas 67 328 $483K
Louisiana 55 322 $415K
Alabama 68 308 $363K
Washington 52 290 $389K
Colorado 47 288 $410K
Missouri 45 247 $328K
Delaware 40 224 $277K
New Hampshire 30 223 $209K
District of Columbia 46 186 $206K
Illinois 44 180 $292K
Minnesota 29 166 $238K
Kansas 15 137 $174K
West Virginia 25 134 $227K
Oklahoma 22 127 $202K
Oregon 24 118 $171K
Utah 17 114 $204K
New Mexico 23 110 $170K
Nevada 30 106 $187K
Alaska 11 88 $114K
Rhode Island 16 86 $113K
Vermont 85 $121K
Nebraska 11 81 $89K
Mississippi 18 76 $99.6K
Maine 11 76 $126K
Montana 66 $39.4K
Arkansas 59 $81.6K
South Dakota 49 $78.1K
Idaho 45 $80.2K
Iowa 24 $19.5K
Hawaii 24 $46.4K
North Dakota 13 $23.7K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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