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DILAUDID

HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is an opioid medicine (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Source: Iodine

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

7,932
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1332 of 3362

$3.02M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1139 of 3362

1,299
Patients

Rank: 1472 of 3362

1,613
Prescribers

Rank: 1408 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 233 1,450 $561K
New York 118 624 $292K
Florida 121 622 $217K
Texas 91 518 $189K
Pennsylvania 57 402 $216K
New Jersey 60 371 $94.6K
Ohio 33 223 $75.5K
Georgia 38 216 $60.2K
Virginia 35 209 $103K
Maryland 39 184 $112K
Michigan 34 178 $74.4K
Alabama 35 168 $46.9K
North Carolina 23 164 $62K
Tennessee 27 154 $65.2K
Illinois 28 143 $50.9K
Minnesota 19 142 $45.5K
Kentucky 24 142 $43.6K
Connecticut 26 136 $53.9K
Colorado 35 135 $44.2K
Indiana 22 128 $50K
Mississippi 110 $20.9K
Arkansas 19 106 $39.1K
Oklahoma 14 103 $43.4K
South Carolina 14 101 $38.9K
Massachusetts 26 101 $24K
Washington 19 92 $36.4K
Arizona 18 89 $39.4K
Louisiana 24 82 $17.9K
Wisconsin 17 80 $22.3K
Kansas 79 $49K
New Mexico 74 $35K
Missouri 70 $29.9K
New Hampshire 57 $17.2K
Idaho 54 $23.1K
Oregon 49 $9,728
Nevada 11 49 $22.5K
Delaware 49 $6,590
North Dakota 38 $10.5K
District of Columbia 37 $15.3K
Hawaii 36 $19K
Maine 31 $7,983
Iowa 24 $5,082
West Virginia 24 $6,084
Nebraska 19 $3,087
Montana 17 $3,550
Vermont 15 $7,287
South Dakota 14 $3,990
Rhode Island 13 $4,557
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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