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OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

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

6.27M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 52 of 3362

$290M
Retail Cost

Rank: 100 of 3362

1,215,440
Patients

Rank: 69 of 3362

309,940
Prescribers

Rank: 53 of 3362

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of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 94,091 432,543 $19.9M
Florida 70,723 384,429 $19.2M
North Carolina 75,502 359,150 $15.2M
New York 72,665 303,131 $16.1M
California 61,372 297,048 $19.8M
Massachusetts 69,049 273,133 $9.23M
Tennessee 40,104 261,543 $12.9M
Washington 58,923 257,848 $8.7M
Ohio 51,598 240,826 $10.4M
Arizona 45,065 238,553 $11.4M
Oregon 47,001 207,242 $7.83M
Maryland 42,695 195,072 $7.15M
New Jersey 33,276 187,208 $9.06M
Wisconsin 34,840 174,664 $6.98M
Virginia 34,049 157,013 $7.07M
Georgia 27,918 152,759 $7.55M
Michigan 30,295 146,012 $7.87M
Minnesota 39,173 141,652 $4.49M
Colorado 30,929 139,723 $5.87M
South Carolina 28,150 113,803 $4.89M
Missouri 24,137 113,117 $5.45M
Connecticut 22,747 103,560 $4.56M
Alabama 15,497 94,406 $4.96M
Texas 19,432 92,063 $5.76M
Indiana 16,256 86,132 $4.45M
Maine 17,366 83,590 $3.05M
Kentucky 15,674 83,524 $3.96M
Oklahoma 12,321 75,827 $4.87M
Nevada 12,664 72,739 $3.81M
Arkansas 12,304 70,884 $3.96M
New Mexico 14,550 68,644 $2.99M
New Hampshire 14,117 67,817 $2.27M
Louisiana 10,690 63,889 $3.88M
West Virginia 10,010 56,920 $3.18M
Kansas 11,617 54,898 $2.53M
Utah 10,231 54,756 $3.13M
Illinois 12,613 49,206 $2.43M
Delaware 7,280 39,428 $1.78M
Iowa 8,255 34,464 $1.42M
Idaho 7,062 31,507 $1.61M
Mississippi 5,219 30,670 $1.52M
Rhode Island 7,207 30,580 $1.13M
Montana 5,600 25,273 $1.09M
Hawaii 5,207 21,968 $1.09M
Vermont 4,950 21,733 $723K
Nebraska 5,231 19,396 $794K
North Dakota 3,451 12,312 $352K
Alaska 2,411 12,271 $616K
South Dakota 3,256 12,188 $430K
District of Columbia 3,548 8,739 $332K
Wyoming 1,828 7,846 $333K
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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Top prescribers for OXYCODONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK CLARKSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,003

PETERSTOWN

West Virginia

BRIJ VAID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,989

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

THEODORE NICHOLAS M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,956

KILL DEVIL HILLS

North Carolina

JILL MCCULLEY MS PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled1,947

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

LAWRENCE PETERS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,942

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

CHERYL ZDANA FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,940

MILLSBORO

Delaware

LAURA DAVIS P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled1,937

SALEM

Virginia

GARRETT DIXON M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,922

FRANKLIN

Pennsylvania

BRENDA FRIEND FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,895

BRISTOL

Tennessee

MUHAMMED NASHER-ALNEAM MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,888

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

OLIVER JAMES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,885

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MARVIN COVEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,877

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JOHN DOWNEY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,856

AUGUSTA

Georgia

CYRUS BAKHIT MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,837

ROANOKE

Virginia

STEPHEN KATZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,832

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

HEATHER ALFONSO MSN APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled1,824

DERBY

Connecticut

GABRIEL SOMORI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,823

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

JANELLE PETINGA ANP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled1,822

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

ABDELRAHMAN MOHAMED MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,806

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

RONALD SEGURA MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,799

COVINGTON

Louisiana

JEANNE GERMEIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,790

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

MIGUEL MONTEJO MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled1,784

BECKLEY

West Virginia

JAY FREID MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,772

MILFORD

Delaware

MITCHELL SIMONS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,769

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JORGE LEAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,747

TAMPA

Florida