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FENTANYL CITRATE

Duragesic (Fentanyl) is an opioid (narcotic) medicine that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Fentanyl

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

3,705
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1674 of 3395

$6.66M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1059 of 3395

514
Patients

Rank: 1971 of 3395

576
Prescribers

Rank: 1880 of 3395

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79%

of people say

it's worth it

70%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

14.3K

2011

11.2K

2012

9,021

2013

6,365

2014

3,705

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$31.4M

2011

$24.7M

2012

$18.3M

2013

$11.9M

2014

$6.66M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$886

2011

$877

2012

$939

2013

$978

2014

$1,045

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 89 799 $1.69M
Florida 52 379 $642K
New York 33 281 $459K
New Jersey 27 237 $470K
Texas 37 205 $355K
Pennsylvania 22 168 $272K
Washington 20 123 $158K
Georgia 18 123 $234K
Michigan 17 105 $236K
Utah 12 97 $101K
Tennessee 21 97 $120K
North Carolina 18 94 $190K
Arizona 12 87 $199K
Massachusetts 72 $76.3K
Illinois 12 70 $129K
Colorado 12 56 $91.8K
Connecticut 54 $51.3K
Oklahoma 51 $65.7K
Virginia 51 $174K
Maryland 50 $94.4K
Kansas 50 $48.7K
Nevada 49 $88.1K
Ohio 49 $76.1K
Missouri 14 46 $66.6K
Oregon 39 $55.1K
Alabama 35 $77.5K
South Carolina 35 $133K
Indiana 35 $34.7K
Wisconsin 29 $59.8K
Kentucky 26 $30.4K
Alaska 19 $30K
Arkansas 17 $7,962
Hawaii 17 $53.2K
Louisiana 14 $47.4K
Delaware 13 $5,084
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 FENTANYL CITRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JEANNE AXLER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

SANTA MONICA

California

JAYAM KRISHNA IYER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled71

CLEARWATER

Florida