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DURAGESIC

FENTANYL

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

24.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1015 of 3362

$28.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 529 of 3362

3,160
Patients

Rank: 1242 of 3362

4,117
Prescribers

Rank: 1092 of 3362

More info on related drug Fentanyl »

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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

21.7K

2011

23.7K

2012

24.8K

2013

24.3K

2014

22.8K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$18.3M

2011

$22.7M

2012

$26.4M

2013

$28.8M

2014

$29.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$351

2011

$531

2012

$513

2013

$539

2014

$647

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 265 2,071 $2.75M
New York 238 1,945 $2.47M
Florida 238 1,595 $2.04M
Pennsylvania 171 1,485 $1.69M
Texas 215 1,390 $1.55M
North Carolina 156 1,288 $1.37M
New Jersey 132 1,070 $1.24M
Missouri 196 943 $1.07M
Ohio 104 811 $964K
Michigan 109 780 $939K
Indiana 103 756 $794K
Georgia 115 681 $743K
Illinois 86 669 $841K
Massachusetts 62 568 $700K
South Carolina 70 502 $507K
Tennessee 66 475 $519K
Wisconsin 51 439 $616K
Connecticut 54 428 $532K
New Hampshire 42 424 $463K
Virginia 64 418 $428K
Arizona 53 402 $533K
Maryland 46 378 $484K
Oklahoma 51 369 $479K
Kentucky 61 364 $328K
Washington 42 330 $450K
Maine 28 327 $338K
Alabama 53 319 $454K
Colorado 46 314 $332K
Vermont 31 306 $322K
Louisiana 42 298 $270K
Oregon 44 278 $326K
Minnesota 29 219 $248K
Arkansas 24 208 $274K
Iowa 20 196 $158K
West Virginia 16 137 $126K
Mississippi 23 111 $192K
Idaho 111 $123K
Nebraska 16 104 $176K
Kansas 19 100 $100K
Utah 14 99 $128K
New Mexico 98 $119K
Delaware 91 $70.1K
Nevada 13 88 $178K
Montana 12 82 $69.1K
Alaska 12 81 $63K
Rhode Island 64 $65K
North Dakota 47 $54.1K
South Dakota 36 $32.5K
Hawaii 19 $18.9K
Wyoming 12 $10K
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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