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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. 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 2013

5.41M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 62 of 3238

$217M
Retail Cost

Rank: 113 of 3238

1,039,627
Patients

Rank: 75 of 3238

288,429
Prescribers

Rank: 56 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Oxycodone »

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 78,276 363,527 $14.3M
Florida 62,863 349,816 $14.6M
North Carolina 63,389 296,631 $11.2M
New York 61,353 256,941 $11.4M
California 52,088 253,124 $14.5M
Massachusetts 58,750 235,232 $7.2M
Tennessee 34,186 226,551 $9.74M
Washington 51,737 225,305 $6.41M
Ohio 44,428 211,437 $8.29M
Arizona 37,907 200,345 $8.94M
Oregon 41,664 184,530 $5.78M
New Jersey 28,383 163,009 $6.71M
Maryland 34,519 159,987 $5.18M
Wisconsin 30,608 154,142 $5.35M
Virginia 27,810 132,323 $5.34M
Michigan 26,871 131,036 $5.53M
Georgia 23,795 130,174 $5.47M
Minnesota 33,844 124,256 $3.35M
Colorado 24,843 119,608 $4.72M
South Carolina 22,745 92,590 $3.69M
Missouri 19,667 92,219 $3.89M
Connecticut 18,769 88,822 $3.49M
Maine 16,143 80,315 $2.64M
Alabama 13,227 78,400 $3.29M
Kentucky 13,734 75,621 $3.01M
Texas 16,379 75,581 $4.35M
Indiana 14,359 75,410 $3.54M
Nevada 11,567 68,514 $3.13M
Oklahoma 10,557 63,943 $3.32M
Arkansas 10,871 62,715 $3.27M
New Hampshire 12,357 59,687 $1.87M
New Mexico 12,255 57,771 $2.31M
West Virginia 8,989 55,010 $2.43M
Louisiana 8,978 54,805 $2.39M
Kansas 9,767 47,032 $1.93M
Utah 8,704 46,486 $2.12M
Illinois 10,588 41,951 $1.85M
Delaware 6,726 37,029 $1.44M
Iowa 7,656 32,811 $1.15M
Rhode Island 6,422 28,237 $952K
Idaho 5,781 26,529 $1.14M
Mississippi 4,280 23,782 $924K
Montana 5,066 23,567 $863K
Hawaii 5,057 21,703 $876K
Vermont 4,120 18,286 $553K
Nebraska 4,297 16,538 $662K
South Dakota 2,786 10,916 $313K
North Dakota 2,890 10,449 $259K
Alaska 1,980 10,033 $427K
District of Columbia 2,838 7,369 $278K
Wyoming 1,315 5,666 $211K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
DONNA SMITH NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,653

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

DOUGLAS WOIDA MS PAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled1,643

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JULIAN EARLS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,636

MACON

Georgia

RALPH PAGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,635

ROCKLEDGE

Florida

STEPHEN KATZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,627

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

MARCONO HINES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,626

NEW BERN

North Carolina

SHARON NAYLOR FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,614

LA FOLLETTE

Tennessee

STUART HARTMAN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,603

LEBANON

Pennsylvania

REGINA THURMAN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,602

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

ALPESH PATEL MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,600

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

ABDELRAHMAN MOHAMED MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,600

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

TODD TURLEY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,584

PHOENIX

Arizona

RONALD SEGURA MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,583

COVINGTON

Louisiana

CYRUS BAKHIT MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,579

ROANOKE

Virginia

JENNIFER GREEN FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,569

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

LAWRENCE PETERS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,556

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DAVID ROGERS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,553

EASLEY

South Carolina

JAY OLSSON DO PROF ASSOCIATIONN

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,532

MELBOURNE

Florida

STUART POSNER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,531

PHOENIX

Arizona

KATHERINE BALLARD M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,529

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

SHELINDER AGGARWAL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,509

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

CHRISTOPHER HILL M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled1,506

SAN BERNARDINO

California

LOUIS SPAGNOLETTI

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,500

MARLTON

New Jersey

JOHN DOWNEY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,495

AUGUSTA

Georgia

BENJAMIN VENGER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,493

FORT MOHAVE

Arizona