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FENTANYL

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

2.93M
Medicare Part D Claims
$428M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 223,059 $40M
Pennsylvania 192,934 $25.6M
Florida 153,497 $22.6M
New York 135,252 $21M
Texas 133,381 $21.2M
Ohio 125,387 $16M
Michigan 123,789 $17.6M
Illinois 122,454 $16.6M
North Carolina 111,830 $17.1M
Indiana 96,056 $13.5M
Wisconsin 87,014 $10.7M
New Jersey 82,849 $11.2M
Georgia 81,964 $12.3M
Tennessee 81,336 $11.5M
Missouri 80,576 $11.3M
Virginia 64,341 $9.01M
Washington 59,621 $8.31M
Minnesota 55,415 $7.55M
Iowa 54,724 $6.4M
Alabama 53,821 $7.97M
Kentucky 53,395 $7.39M
Oregon 51,521 $7.86M
Oklahoma 50,703 $8.48M
Massachusetts 50,694 $7.89M
Colorado 43,721 $6.5M
South Carolina 41,502 $6.46M
Arizona 41,396 $7.05M
Kansas 40,552 $5.5M
Mississippi 37,665 $5.73M
Louisiana 36,807 $5.66M
Maryland 35,562 $4.92M
Connecticut 35,540 $5.6M
Arkansas 30,377 $4.73M
Nebraska 28,045 $3.49M
West Virginia 26,635 $3.52M
Idaho 24,557 $3.43M
Maine 21,894 $3.12M
Montana 18,628 $2.35M
Utah 18,339 $2.86M
South Dakota 17,981 $1.92M
Nevada 15,737 $2.65M
New Mexico 15,697 $2.41M
New Hampshire 15,479 $2.27M
North Dakota 14,021 $1.61M
Delaware 10,564 $1.43M
Vermont 10,065 $1.43M
Rhode Island 8,538 $1.23M
Wyoming 5,746 $829K
Hawaii 5,392 $870K
Alaska 4,804 $888K
District of Columbia 2,689 $337K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
STEVEN HARDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled632

MOUNTAIN LAKE

Minnesota

CHRISTOPHER POGLIANO MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled631

IRONWOOD

Michigan

SHELINDER AGGARWAL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled622

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

ALEJANDRO BLACHAR M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled613

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

BOLKAR SAHINLER MD.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled604

LUBBOCK

Texas

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled599

DUBLIN

Georgia

MARK WORKMAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled598

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

AHMED AMAYEM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled594

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

THOMAS DAHLBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled594

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled592

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

LAWRENCE PETERS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled591

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JOHN DOWNEY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled591

AUGUSTA

Georgia

REBECCA HOLDREN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled590

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

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

General Practice

Claims Filled590

CULLMAN

Alabama

ALPESH PATEL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled588

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JAY BAKER DO

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled578

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

DONOVAN HOLDER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled577

CLIFTON SPRINGS

New York

MICHAEL LAWRENCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled573

SNOW HILL

North Carolina

JEAN YOU M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled571

KENNEWICK

Washington

JOSE QUINONES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled571

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

EYAD ALSABBAGH MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled568

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

STEPHANIE JONES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled567

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

CESAR EURIBE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled564

LADY LAKE

Florida

ALLEN SLOAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled561

NORTH AUGUSTA

South Carolina

WAYNE WOODBURY MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled557

ST GEORGE

Utah