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FENTANYL

Duragesic (Fentanyl) is an opioid (narcotic) medicine 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

3.15M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 102 of 3362

$386M
Retail Cost

Rank: 66 of 3362

460,996
Patients

Rank: 166 of 3362

173,813
Prescribers

Rank: 141 of 3362

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of people say

it's worth it

78%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 33,943 223,296 $34.6M
Florida 34,138 198,388 $22.4M
Pennsylvania 28,080 197,416 $24M
Texas 29,621 163,932 $21.2M
New York 25,812 149,769 $19.3M
Michigan 21,970 146,526 $17.2M
Illinois 19,757 127,959 $14.5M
Ohio 18,280 124,488 $13.7M
North Carolina 19,295 121,885 $15.3M
Wisconsin 11,731 91,526 $10M
Indiana 13,486 91,184 $10.8M
Tennessee 14,181 89,182 $9.98M
Georgia 14,349 88,282 $10.9M
Missouri 12,904 85,963 $10.3M
New Jersey 13,242 82,598 $9.46M
Virginia 10,446 66,004 $7.64M
Washington 8,894 63,233 $7.12M
Alabama 9,810 59,976 $7.46M
Iowa 7,013 54,931 $5.56M
Oklahoma 8,404 54,378 $7.63M
Massachusetts 8,375 53,833 $7.36M
Oregon 7,308 53,000 $6.98M
Minnesota 7,260 51,985 $6.32M
Kentucky 7,515 50,845 $5.72M
Arizona 8,033 47,223 $6.55M
Kansas 6,887 46,505 $5.58M
Colorado 6,816 45,839 $5.77M
South Carolina 8,018 45,163 $5.5M
Maryland 6,996 44,576 $5.23M
Louisiana 6,850 39,241 $5.03M
Mississippi 5,998 36,511 $4.63M
Connecticut 5,521 35,994 $4.84M
Arkansas 5,261 32,200 $4.16M
Nebraska 4,021 28,629 $3.04M
West Virginia 3,646 26,018 $2.74M
Idaho 3,682 25,700 $3.17M
Maine 3,621 23,169 $2.59M
Utah 3,259 21,655 $2.81M
South Dakota 2,295 18,646 $1.89M
Nevada 3,197 18,442 $2.32M
Montana 2,252 17,659 $1.88M
New Hampshire 2,518 16,275 $2M
North Dakota 2,243 16,167 $1.76M
New Mexico 2,715 15,327 $2.09M
Delaware 1,801 12,224 $1.49M
Vermont 1,438 10,090 $1.3M
Rhode Island 1,189 7,022 $949K
Wyoming 881 5,610 $645K
Hawaii 1,021 5,403 $805K
Alaska 753 4,905 $704K
District of Columbia 665 3,098 $328K
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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Top prescribers for FENTANYL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ELLIS TAYLOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

CHRISTOPHER TRIMBLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

STEPHANIE FRISBIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VAN BUREN

Arkansas

RICHARD HALBUR PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

LEBANON

Oregon

PHILIPPE BERENGER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Ohio

NELSON WONG MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

MIDDLETOWN

New York

YONG TANG M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

HAGERSTOWN

Maryland

JAMES RICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CAMP HILL

Pennsylvania

RAJEEV MALIK M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

ANDERSON

South Carolina

GARY RAAB D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OCEAN CITY

New Jersey

KENT BRAEUTIGAM D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIDDLEBURG

Florida

GREGORY PHILLIPS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

EUGENE

Oregon

MELISSA PANNELL RN FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

RONALD BRUTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MOUNTAIN HOME

Arkansas

ANNA PANKRATOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WESTPORT

Connecticut

XAVIER PAREJA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

OAK LAWN

Illinois

LARISA MALYKH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PALATKA

Florida

PETER ANDERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW MILFORD

Connecticut

PAUL LARSEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHEWELAH

Washington

STEPHANIE GIBSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORWALK

Ohio

HECTOR PAGAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

ALIQUIPPA

Pennsylvania

KENNETH LYONS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MARSHALLTOWN

Iowa

ANTHONY EUSER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRIGHTON

Colorado

JI HAN M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLUSHING

New York

RODNEY LOGAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PERRY

New York