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METHADONE INTENSOL

METHADONE HCL

Methadose (Methadone) is an opioid medicine (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Because withdrawal from Methadose (Methadone) is slower, takes longer, and is less severe than other opioids, it's used under the care of a doctor to treat opioid addiction. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Methadone

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

2,517
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1780 of 3362

$127K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2002 of 3362

560
Patients

Rank: 1863 of 3362

685
Prescribers

Rank: 1784 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2,481

2011

2,483

2012

2,802

2013

2,517

2014

2,029

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$183K

2011

$183K

2012

$175K

2013

$127K

2014

$87.6K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$62

2011

$54

2012

$59

2013

$31

2014

$41

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 133 627 $34.3K
Ohio 24 223 $8,113
New York 49 198 $10.1K
Minnesota 43 158 $5,671
Pennsylvania 24 144 $5,854
Massachusetts 34 137 $11.8K
Michigan 22 118 $3,518
Florida 28 96 $5,710
North Carolina 14 81 $5,925
Maryland 16 80 $2,643
Arizona 18 65 $2,366
Illinois 16 56 $2,750
New Hampshire 41 $4,322
Oregon 16 36 $653
New Mexico 31 $695
Nebraska 31 $2,411
Washington 15 30 $1,165
Georgia 29 $2,212
Indiana 27 $435
Virginia 27 $3,425
Colorado 11 26 $1,160
Missouri 11 26 $721
Texas 22 $732
Utah 21 $1,503
Idaho 19 $2,001
Wisconsin 19 $216
South Carolina 18 $785
Arkansas 17 $621
Maine 17 $1,719
Oklahoma 15 $333
Tennessee 15 $983
Nevada 13 $367
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for METHADONE INTENSOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BRETT SCHARF DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania