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TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Tramadol extended-release tablets are only used by people who are expected to need medication to relieve pain around-the-clock for a long time. Tramadol is in a class of medications called opiate agonists. It works by changing the way the body senses pain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

6.94M
Medicare Part D Claims
$122M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Texas 762,414 $8.47M
California 750,365 $9.88M
Florida 712,275 $8M
Ohio 530,566 $8.43M
Pennsylvania 444,171 $5.87M
Illinois 435,930 $4.8M
North Carolina 411,057 $4.94M
Georgia 383,081 $4.06M
New York 358,837 $5.92M
Missouri 322,852 $3.74M
Michigan 291,565 $3.56M
Alabama 286,434 $2.96M
Tennessee 275,853 $2.78M
Virginia 252,861 $3.08M
Indiana 235,220 $3.05M
Louisiana 220,775 $2.08M
South Carolina 199,148 $2.25M
Kentucky 197,861 $2.31M
Oklahoma 185,694 $2.25M
Massachusetts 172,940 $2.07M
Mississippi 171,847 $1.6M
Arkansas 171,004 $1.68M
Minnesota 168,261 $2.02M
Wisconsin 165,614 $2.05M
New Jersey 161,058 $2.18M
Iowa 150,673 $1.63M
Arizona 145,516 $2.08M
Puerto Rico 145,452 $1.84M
Maryland 132,208 $1.79M
Washington 127,836 $1.63M
Colorado 119,256 $1.44M
Kansas 111,075 $1.27M
West Virginia 102,147 $1.29M
Nebraska 86,059 $912K
Oregon 81,707 $1.08M
Connecticut 76,477 $876K
Utah 62,992 $740K
Maine 52,418 $666K
New Mexico 49,726 $624K
Idaho 47,725 $676K
Nevada 41,621 $491K
South Dakota 39,253 $463K
New Hampshire 30,957 $377K
Rhode Island 28,823 $306K
North Dakota 28,153 $307K
Montana 25,009 $308K
Delaware 23,882 $348K
Vermont 22,155 $264K
Hawaii 15,954 $258K
Wyoming 12,569 $159K
Alaska 7,882 $117K
District of Columbia 7,820 $103K
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 TRAMADOL HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled3,008

DESOTO

Texas

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,913

ALBANY

Georgia

JOHN GILBERT MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled1,749

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ROSS ANDREASSEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,721

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

SU MIN KO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,680

FAIRFAX

Virginia

KERMIT GIBSON DO

General Practice

Claims Filled1,489

ELKHORN CITY

Kentucky

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,402

BUSHNELL

Florida

ROBERT WINDSOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,377

MARIETTA

Georgia

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,375

HAYTI

Missouri

RANDY ROBERTS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,370

JONESBORO

Arkansas

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,342

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,333

LONGVIEW

Texas

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,316

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,289

GARDEN GROVE

California

CHARLES GALEA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,289

WAYCROSS

Georgia

JAMES SEXSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,285

AUSTELL

Georgia

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,266

VALDOSTA

Georgia

ABDUL NAUSHAD M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,262

FESTUS

Missouri

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,253

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,232

EDINBURG

Texas

IGNACIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,200

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

LUIS ARANGO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,194

MISSION

Texas

HICHAM EL-HORR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,194

DEARBORN

Michigan

STEVEN BAAK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,177

FLORISSANT

Missouri

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,158

PEORIA

Arizona