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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
LAWRENCE PETERS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled710

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

SONDRA EARLY PA-C

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Claims Filled710

PALO ALTO

California

EDWARD LUBIN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled710

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

KRISTINE ISENMAN PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled709

LONG BEACH

California

ALFRED ROSCHE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled700

ROCKFORD

Illinois

GARY BAXTER M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled697

TIFTON

Georgia

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

General Practice

Claims Filled695

CULLMAN

Alabama

STEPHANIE JONES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled689

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

CHARLES SZYMAN D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled686

MANITOWOC

Wisconsin

JOHN DOWNEY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled685

AUGUSTA

Georgia

MICHAEL KENDRICK MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled674

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

LEON BUTLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled672

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

CESAR EURIBE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled671

LADY LAKE

Florida

KENNETH BARNGROVER D O

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled666

COLUMBUS

Georgia

DAVID ROGERS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled664

EASLEY

South Carolina

JONATHAN DAITCH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled662

FORT MYERS

Florida

PATRICK KARL D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled661

JESUP

Georgia

HUGO SALGUERO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled659

TULSA

Oklahoma

MARK LODICO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled656

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

LAURA DAVIS P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled655

SALEM

Virginia

JAY KUCHERA MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled653

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

KAVITA SHARMA DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled645

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

KEITH DUPLANTIS MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled644

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

ANTHONY ALEXANDER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled644

SEYMOUR

Indiana

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled639

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia