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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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82%

of people say

it's worth it

78%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.79M

2011

2.94M

2012

3.11M

2013

3.15M

2014

3.13M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$447M

2011

$429M

2012

$439M

2013

$386M

2014

$330M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$218

2011

$217

2012

$232

2013

$218

2014

$202

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for FENTANYL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
OLIVER JAMES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled639

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ALEJANDRO BLACHAR M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled637

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

MICHAEL FREY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled634

FORT MYERS

Florida

ANTHONY ROGERS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled634

LAKE WORTH

Florida

ASHRAF RAZZAK M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled632

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

JOHN LEDBETTER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled632

MONROE

Louisiana

BRYAN LAVOIE

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled627

CHADBOURN

North Carolina

PAUL WETHERILL P.A.-C.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled626

EL CENTRO

California

TERRANCE HUGHES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled625

BOGART

Georgia

REBECCA HOLDREN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled623

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

SYED HUSSAIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled620

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

BOHDAN WARYCHA MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled620

OCALA

Florida

ERIC ROSLONSKI DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled619

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

RENAUD RODRIGUE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled618

DALLAS

Texas

SCOTT WORRICH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled615

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

VELIMIR MICOVIC MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled615

FORT MYERS

Florida

FIRAS HIJAZI M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled614

LAPLACE

Louisiana

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled607

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

DONOVAN HOLDER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled604

CLIFTON SPRINGS

New York

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled600

TUCKER

Georgia

SRIDHAR PINNAMANENI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled596

LEESBURG

Florida

CLEMENCIA RASQUINHA M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled593

GOLDEN VALLEY

Minnesota

PAUL MURATTA D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled585

GADSDEN

Alabama

KENNY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled581

GADSDEN

Alabama

WINFRED SARDAR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled579

ARLINGTON

Texas