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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
ERIC HAYNES M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled555

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

SRIDHAR PINNAMANENI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled554

LEESBURG

Florida

ASHRAF HANNA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled554

CLEARWATER

Florida

VIPUL KABARIA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled554

TAMPA

Florida

RANDALL HALLEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled549

NIXA

Missouri

MATTHEW MANICO PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled548

SALEM

Virginia

ERNEST HODGES PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled548

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

CATHY LUO M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled536

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

ASHRAF ANDRAWIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled533

ORANGE PARK

Florida

PAUL GRANT MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled530

FORT WORTH

Texas

SHANE MAXWELL DO. - PAIN

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled529

BOISE

Idaho

KENNETH BIROS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled523

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

ASHRAF RAZZAK M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled516

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

JAMES RICHARDS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled514

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

DAVID ROGERS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled514

EASLEY

South Carolina

MAHMOOD NASIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled505

SUNBURY

Pennsylvania

ERIC SONG P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled504

REDLANDS

California

JOHN LEDBETTER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled504

MONROE

Louisiana

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled503

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

RENAUD RODRIGUE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled503

DALLAS

Texas

FERDINAND FORMOSO D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled501

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

NANCY LAYTON MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled501

MELBOURNE

Florida

JAY KUCHERA MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled500

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

ELLEN FLINCHUM M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled500

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MARK PIACENTINI MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled500

PROSPECT

Ohio