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FENTANYL

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 2013

3.11M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 101 of 3238

$439M
Retail Cost

Rank: 50 of 3238

467,471
Patients

Rank: 151 of 3238

176,317
Prescribers

Rank: 130 of 3238

User Reviews of FENTANYL »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 35,624 225,662 $39.7M
Pennsylvania 28,774 201,747 $26.9M
Florida 32,625 181,121 $24.9M
Texas 28,883 156,026 $23.4M
New York 26,783 150,095 $22.7M
Michigan 22,241 145,169 $19.4M
Ohio 19,683 131,320 $16.1M
Illinois 19,212 123,751 $16.4M
North Carolina 19,619 120,227 $17.9M
Indiana 14,561 97,901 $13.6M
Tennessee 14,317 90,271 $12.1M
Wisconsin 11,979 89,321 $11.1M
Georgia 14,451 85,945 $12.4M
Missouri 12,843 84,027 $11.7M
New Jersey 13,398 83,996 $11.5M
Virginia 10,707 66,221 $8.89M
Washington 8,785 61,215 $7.9M
Alabama 10,126 59,812 $8.51M
Iowa 7,329 55,827 $6.3M
Minnesota 7,442 54,644 $7.16M
Oregon 7,532 53,299 $7.69M
Massachusetts 8,526 52,813 $8.11M
Oklahoma 8,338 51,997 $8.35M
Kentucky 7,891 51,618 $6.67M
Kansas 6,728 45,105 $5.95M
Colorado 6,403 44,468 $6.52M
Arizona 7,726 44,208 $7.67M
South Carolina 7,545 42,160 $6.44M
Maryland 6,738 40,933 $5.46M
Louisiana 6,891 38,396 $5.55M
Connecticut 5,671 36,086 $5.53M
Mississippi 6,221 35,971 $5.19M
Arkansas 5,335 31,433 $4.68M
Nebraska 4,182 29,579 $3.47M
Idaho 3,642 25,653 $3.46M
West Virginia 3,660 25,642 $3.11M
Maine 3,671 23,558 $3M
Utah 3,117 19,983 $3M
South Dakota 2,398 19,748 $2.1M
Montana 2,431 18,126 $2.15M
Nevada 3,024 17,675 $2.74M
North Dakota 2,319 16,480 $1.87M
New Hampshire 2,502 15,859 $2.32M
New Mexico 2,698 14,881 $2.21M
Delaware 1,900 11,911 $1.62M
Vermont 1,380 9,578 $1.36M
Rhode Island 1,269 7,760 $1.12M
Hawaii 1,224 5,808 $914K
Wyoming 823 5,074 $679K
Alaska 685 4,671 $792K
District of Columbia 700 3,097 $402K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
ASHRAF HANNA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled866

CLEARWATER

Florida

HOWARD DIAMOND MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled861

RICHARDSON

Texas

MARCOM HERREN D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled841

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

KRISTINE ISENMAN PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled830

LONG BEACH

California

MEDHAT REHEEM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled829

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled826

ALBANY

Georgia

THOMAS RATINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled823

FORT WORTH

Texas

GARY WINN M.P.H., D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled812

BIDDEFORD

Maine

ASHRAF ANDRAWIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled807

ORANGE PARK

Florida

GEORGE BOJRAB MD

Claims Filled791

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled790

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

MICHAEL TSCHICKARDT M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled779

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MAHSHID SEYEDKAZEMI PHARM.D.

Pharmacist

Claims Filled765

LOS ANGELES

California

RAINER VOGEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled761

HENDERSON

Nevada

BOLKAR SAHINLER MD.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled750

LUBBOCK

Texas

KATHERINE BALLARD M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled748

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ALLEN SLOAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled740

NORTH AUGUSTA

South Carolina

VIPUL KABARIA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled718

TAMPA

Florida

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled717

CULLMAN

Alabama

SRIDHAR PINNAMANENI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled717

LEESBURG

Florida

LAWRENCE PETERS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled713

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled710

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

REBECCA HOLDREN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled704

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

STEPHANIE JONES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled702

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled691

TUCKER

Georgia