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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 2015

6,842
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1444 of 3395

$3.07M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1319 of 3395

1,015
Patients

Rank: 1702 of 3395

1,330
Prescribers

Rank: 1558 of 3395

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78%

of people say

it's worth it

65%

of people say

it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

14.7K

2011

13.7K

2012

9,973

2013

7,932

2014

6,842

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.91M

2011

$3.25M

2012

$3.21M

2013

$3.02M

2014

$3.07M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$143

2011

$177

2012

$270

2013

$316

2014

$385

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 158 1,098 $499K
New York 98 611 $318K
Florida 96 588 $241K
Texas 83 514 $218K
Pennsylvania 51 366 $233K
New Jersey 53 362 $113K
Virginia 26 213 $101K
Connecticut 21 165 $62.1K
Ohio 21 163 $64.3K
Maryland 29 162 $114K
Georgia 32 156 $45.8K
Michigan 23 142 $76.1K
North Carolina 19 128 $63.2K
Colorado 22 126 $49.9K
Tennessee 21 125 $56K
Illinois 26 124 $46.2K
Oklahoma 14 118 $59.6K
Washington 22 114 $41.8K
Arkansas 18 107 $45.4K
Indiana 14 104 $50.5K
Minnesota 16 100 $53K
South Carolina 13 95 $40.6K
Massachusetts 14 89 $34.6K
Kentucky 19 89 $41.8K
Mississippi 86 $15.5K
Arizona 12 82 $46.5K
Louisiana 15 73 $19.7K
Kansas 68 $55K
Alabama 15 67 $20.7K
Idaho 64 $34.9K
Delaware 59 $9,490
Missouri 57 $24.4K
New Mexico 56 $35.7K
Wisconsin 12 50 $18K
Nevada 50 $29.3K
North Dakota 39 $13.6K
Oregon 32 $6,888
New Hampshire 31 $14.9K
District of Columbia 30 $12.6K
Hawaii 26 $17.8K
Montana 21 $4,218
Rhode Island 20 $6,770
Maine 18 $2,259
West Virginia 17 $4,873
Iowa 15 $3,883
Vermont 14 $6,635
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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