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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 2014

3,454
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1536 of 3362

$27M
Retail Cost

Rank: 549 of 3362

544
Patients

Rank: 1602 of 3362

514
Prescribers

Rank: 1599 of 3362

More info on related drug Fentanyl »

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of people say

it's worth it

78%

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

4,463

2011

4,089

2012

3,879

2013

3,454

2014

2,731

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$21.9M

2011

$22.9M

2012

$27.1M

2013

$27M

2014

$25.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$1,172

2011

$1,201

2012

$1,100

2013

$1,117

2014

$1,605

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 98 664 $4.94M
New Jersey 48 329 $3.18M
Florida 60 316 $2.35M
New York 44 301 $2.06M
Texas 44 275 $3.16M
Maryland 23 178 $762K
Pennsylvania 25 152 $1.28M
Ohio 11 139 $968K
North Carolina 20 109 $1.12M
Connecticut 15 96 $718K
Alabama 11 85 $599K
Washington 71 $563K
Tennessee 11 59 $330K
Georgia 52 $260K
Illinois 12 50 $464K
Oklahoma 50 $271K
Missouri 44 $853K
Kansas 42 $433K
Indiana 41 $365K
Colorado 12 40 $265K
Arizona 39 $290K
Oregon 37 $116K
Massachusetts 11 35 $178K
Wisconsin 35 $195K
New Hampshire 33 $243K
Utah 30 $161K
New Mexico 24 $137K
Arkansas 22 $178K
Virginia 20 $107K
Michigan 15 $75.7K
Iowa 13 $55.3K
South Carolina 12 $94.7K
Nebraska 12 $16.7K
Mississippi 11 $63.9K
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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