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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 2015

3,506
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1692 of 3395

$4.22M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1215 of 3395

547
Patients

Rank: 1944 of 3395

674
Prescribers

Rank: 1816 of 3395

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New Jersey 83 646 $809K
New York 65 382 $511K
Florida 66 299 $292K
California 40 248 $382K
Pennsylvania 39 211 $274K
Connecticut 26 192 $233K
North Carolina 21 175 $190K
Virginia 24 155 $151K
Georgia 19 123 $187K
Utah 11 98 $135K
Tennessee 15 92 $86.8K
Texas 23 77 $90.9K
Michigan 17 75 $71.1K
Alabama 63 $65.3K
Louisiana 13 58 $61K
Maryland 54 $71.6K
South Carolina 51 $59.3K
Kentucky 47 $39K
Colorado 45 $29.9K
Indiana 44 $51.4K
Massachusetts 40 $60.3K
Arizona 11 37 $65.9K
Maine 31 $42.7K
Washington 28 $16.7K
Oklahoma 26 $30.1K
Nevada 23 $18.6K
Arkansas 22 $26.1K
Delaware 22 $8,073
West Virginia 19 $16.7K
Illinois 15 $5,521
Minnesota 14 $13K
Oregon 13 $24K
Mississippi 13 $19.7K
Ohio 13 $7,571
Rhode Island 12 $6,596
Kansas 12 $21.6K
Wisconsin 12 $20.9K
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 »

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