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OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. It works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.66M
Medicare Part D Claims
$174M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 393,250 $23.1M
Pennsylvania 216,508 $9.23M
North Carolina 179,878 $7.36M
Washington 169,622 $5.45M
California 161,796 $10.8M
Massachusetts 158,291 $5.34M
Tennessee 145,557 $8.35M
New York 143,230 $7.25M
Oregon 139,970 $4.85M
Ohio 139,174 $5.51M
Arizona 128,494 $6.14M
Wisconsin 104,674 $4.17M
Maryland 104,454 $4.13M
New Jersey 102,272 $4.76M
Georgia 93,982 $4.65M
Minnesota 85,370 $2.3M
Virginia 85,229 $3.73M
Colorado 77,264 $3.91M
Maine 71,494 $2.47M
Kentucky 67,340 $3.26M
South Carolina 66,792 $3.04M
Michigan 64,736 $3.22M
Missouri 61,337 $2.73M
Connecticut 55,849 $2.36M
Alabama 48,777 $2.41M
Oklahoma 47,139 $2.69M
Indiana 46,387 $2.36M
Nevada 45,703 $2.61M
New Mexico 43,970 $2.24M
Arkansas 43,800 $2.51M
West Virginia 41,920 $2.06M
Texas 41,381 $2.65M
New Hampshire 40,269 $1.35M
Louisiana 39,412 $2.13M
Delaware 32,486 $1.72M
Utah 30,961 $1.57M
Kansas 27,188 $1.18M
Illinois 27,121 $1.36M
Iowa 26,272 $995K
Rhode Island 20,300 $776K
Montana 19,209 $727K
Idaho 19,043 $844K
Mississippi 17,444 $860K
Vermont 16,113 $542K
Hawaii 16,029 $774K
Nebraska 11,395 $386K
Alaska 8,146 $336K
South Dakota 7,944 $253K
North Dakota 7,071 $196K
Wyoming 4,743 $197K
District of Columbia 2,769 $109K
Puerto Rico 857 $78.9K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for OXYCODONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ADRIAN TALBOT MD JD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,747

SLIDELL

Louisiana

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,727

GADSDEN

Alabama

MARK MURPHY M.D

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled1,679

DECATUR

Alabama

JAY BENDER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,665

WOODSTOCK

Georgia

JAMES DAMBROGIO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,642

HUBBARD

Ohio

ALPESH PATEL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,639

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

PAUL MURATTA D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,638

GADSDEN

Alabama

GLENN DAVIS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,616

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

NOSHEEN HASAN MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,583

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

GARY SHEARER, M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,583

FLORENCE

Kentucky

GABRIEL SOMORI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,578

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,569

VANCOUVER

Washington

THEODORE NICHOLAS M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,561

KILL DEVIL HILLS

North Carolina

CHRISTOPHER HILL M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled1,555

SAN BERNARDINO

California

EDWARD MCDOWELL PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled1,549

CHRISTIANSBURG

Virginia

JOSE PRIETO M D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,529

FORT LAUDERDALE

Florida

JULIAN EARLS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,521

MACON

Georgia

SAM AWADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,492

WARREN

Michigan

BRUCE PISZEL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,466

GENEVA

Ohio

BRUCE MACKEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,452

EDMOND

Oklahoma

GEORGE ALHAJ MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,448

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

VICTOR GEORGESCU MD

Claims Filled1,445

WHEELERSBURG

Ohio

LAWRENCE WINIKUR M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,445

DANVILLE

Virginia

BRENDA FRIEND FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,440

BRISTOL

Tennessee

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,439

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas