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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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66%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

3.77M

2011

4.61M

2012

5.41M

2013

6.27M

2014

7.08M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$178M

2011

$193M

2012

$217M

2013

$290M

2014

$268M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$49

2011

$50

2012

$61

2013

$63

2014

$56

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
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
IRAJ DERAKHSHAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,747

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

HEATHER STELLING MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,740

JOPLIN

Missouri

SARA STRUVE MMS PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled1,732

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

ALPESH PATEL MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,728

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

WILLIAM ACKERMAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,727

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

DONALD KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,709

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DONNA DAVIS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,697

ELKIN

North Carolina

CHRISTOPHER NELSON M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,690

MIRAMAR BEACH

Florida

JOHN PARK M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,687

SCOTTDALE

Pennsylvania

JAYAM KRISHNA IYER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,680

CLEARWATER

Florida

MARCONO HINES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,672

NEW BERN

North Carolina

STUART HARTMAN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,671

LEBANON

Pennsylvania

KWADWO GYARTENG-DAKWA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,660

DURHAM

North Carolina

VINOD SHARMA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,658

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

DUBY AVILA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,657

KISSIMMEE

Florida

JULIAN EARLS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,652

MACON

Georgia

ALESHA PAYNE P.A

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled1,641

SPARTA

Tennessee

SPILIOS PAPPAS M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled1,636

DETROIT

Michigan

FABIAN RAMOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,629

BRADENTON

Florida

STUART POSNER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,620

PHOENIX

Arizona

FRANK PATINO M.D.

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled1,615

LIVONIA

Michigan

RALPH PAGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,610

ROCKLEDGE

Florida

BRENDA WALLER M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,610

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

BRIAN JAMES M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,605

PUNTA GORDA

Florida

JOHN WELLMAN MD, DRPH

Occupational Medicine

Claims Filled1,597

BELTON

Texas