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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
LAURA SULLIVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

DOWNEY

California

PAUL GUSMORINO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled51

NEW YORK

New York

RONALD TAYLOR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

XENIA

Ohio

BRIAN JONES MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled51

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

BARTON LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

KALAMAZOO

Michigan

ELIZABETH BAKER MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled51

ENGLEWOOD

New Jersey

MARVIN VAUGHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

ROBERT STRIEGLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ABILENE

Texas

KATHARINE VACHON N. P.

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled51

CLARKSVILLE

Tennessee

VERNE SCHWAGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

Illinois

JEANNINE PARIKH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

SOUTH POINT

Ohio

LINDA HALE NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled51

BUNN

North Carolina

THOMAS DANIEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

AUSTIN

Texas

ION OLTEAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

BAYSIDE

New York

KATHLEEN CLARK FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled51

PORTLAND

Indiana

TESSA FISCHER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

EVANSTON

Illinois

NANCY WILD NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled51

MADISON

Wisconsin

JAMES PRIEST MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

PAWHUSKA

Oklahoma

DANIEL BRUDNAK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

GORMAN

Texas

WARREN FONG MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled51

NEWPORT BEACH

California

GAYLE MYERS MSN ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled51

PORTSMOUTH

New Hampshire

RICHARD GLADITSCH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

BLOOMER

Wisconsin

MAREK SKOWRON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

MODESTO

California

JAMES MCDERMOTT D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

CEDAR VALE

Kansas

KEITH SHEALY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

LANCASTER

South Carolina