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Prescriber Checkup » FENTANYL

FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. This medicine is a narcotic pain reliever. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.32M
Medicare Part D Claims
$447M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 218,405 $40.8M
Pennsylvania 187,528 $27.9M
Florida 139,628 $23M
New York 131,345 $22.7M
Ohio 124,373 $17.4M
Texas 122,596 $21.6M
Illinois 115,475 $17.2M
Michigan 111,726 $17.3M
North Carolina 104,965 $17.9M
Indiana 93,472 $14.7M
Wisconsin 82,516 $11.1M
Missouri 78,784 $12.4M
Georgia 78,195 $12.9M
Tennessee 76,372 $12.2M
New Jersey 75,816 $11M
Virginia 61,614 $9.38M
Washington 57,051 $8.82M
Minnesota 55,272 $7.83M
Kentucky 52,021 $7.88M
Iowa 50,845 $6.42M
Alabama 49,949 $8.38M
Oregon 49,820 $8.32M
Massachusetts 48,679 $8.28M
Oklahoma 46,159 $8.72M
Colorado 40,520 $6.95M
Arizona 38,963 $7.42M
Kansas 38,328 $5.74M
South Carolina 37,944 $6.74M
Mississippi 35,473 $5.91M
Connecticut 35,128 $5.81M
Maryland 34,631 $5.23M
Louisiana 32,239 $5.43M
Arkansas 28,486 $4.92M
Nebraska 26,311 $3.5M
West Virginia 26,224 $3.87M
Idaho 22,066 $3.37M
Maine 19,770 $3.11M
Montana 17,863 $2.39M
South Dakota 17,248 $2.01M
Utah 16,582 $2.88M
New Hampshire 15,113 $2.49M
New Mexico 15,061 $2.48M
Nevada 14,185 $2.7M
North Dakota 12,872 $1.62M
Vermont 9,929 $1.58M
Delaware 9,468 $1.45M
Rhode Island 8,337 $1.35M
Hawaii 5,465 $968K
Wyoming 4,923 $764K
Alaska 4,552 $960K
Puerto Rico 3,922 $519K
District of Columbia 2,438 $325K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths 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
JEFFREY WEBER PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled596

ZEBULON

North Carolina

JAY BAKER DO

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled593

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

LAWRENCE PETERS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled592

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RANDALL HALLEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled590

NIXA

Missouri

JOHN DOWNEY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled589

AUGUSTA

Georgia

STEPHANIE JONES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled588

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

REBECCA HOLDREN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled588

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

ALEJANDRO BLACHAR M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled581

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

MANISH SINGH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled578

CAPE MAY COURT HOUS

New Jersey

EUGENE GOSY

Neurology

Claims Filled576

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

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

General Practice

Claims Filled576

CULLMAN

Alabama

TRACY JOHNSON NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled573

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

CRAIG CHARLESTON MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled569

BEAUMONT

Texas

ALPESH PATEL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled568

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JANIS TIMMONS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled566

DES MOINES

Iowa

NORMAN BAADE D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled564

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled562

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

JOHN WILLIAMSON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled556

AMARILLO

Texas

HUSAM HAMED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled554

CINCINNATI

Ohio

RAINER VOGEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled554

HENDERSON

Nevada

ROBERT DURAKO DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled554

LEHIGHTON

Pennsylvania

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled553

LENEXA

Kansas

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled551

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

CHERYL GOYNE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled550

ALABASTER

Alabama

STEPHEN HATCH MD

Claims Filled543

FORT WAYNE

Indiana