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ROXICODONE

OXYCODONE HCL

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

*This description is for related drug Oxycodone

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

4,261
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1598 of 3362

$4.14M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1124 of 3362

706
Patients

Rank: 1823 of 3362

802
Prescribers

Rank: 1741 of 3362

More info on 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

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

7,662

2011

6,208

2012

3,883

2013

4,261

2014

3,506

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.84M

2011

$1.77M

2012

$2.03M

2013

$4.14M

2014

$4.22M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$111

2011

$180

2012

$297

2013

$488

2014

$618

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
New Jersey 108 764 $723K
New York 84 495 $548K
Florida 82 313 $265K
Pennsylvania 53 312 $313K
California 45 234 $324K
Connecticut 31 230 $223K
North Carolina 25 205 $190K
Virginia 21 193 $167K
Georgia 28 166 $194K
Maryland 132 $107K
Tennessee 19 126 $106K
Utah 11 106 $132K
Michigan 25 106 $67.5K
Louisiana 14 83 $74.6K
Texas 17 82 $75.7K
Alabama 21 77 $75.1K
Massachusetts 12 66 $57.5K
Arizona 17 60 $54.1K
Ohio 57 $53.6K
Colorado 51 $43.1K
South Carolina 47 $45.6K
Kentucky 13 44 $24.7K
Oklahoma 14 41 $38.1K
Arkansas 38 $38.1K
Nevada 33 $20.6K
Washington 29 $23.2K
Maine 25 $38.7K
Kansas 18 $26.9K
West Virginia 18 $12.3K
Oregon 16 $14.3K
Indiana 14 $16.7K
Illinois 13 $7,883
Rhode Island 12 $5,511
Missouri 12 $3,000
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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