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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
MOHAMMAD VARGHAI M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

ASHTABULA

Ohio

HUMARIA KHATOON MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

CHICAGO

Illinois

JAMES GALLANT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

CORVALLIS

Oregon

JOHN VINSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

ADAMSVILLE

Tennessee

RICHARD HYMOWITZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled54

MEDFORD

New Jersey

JANALEE RISSOVER MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled54

CINCINNATI

Ohio

KENT OVERMYER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

GULFPORT

Mississippi

STEPHEN FISHEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

MALTA

New York

TIMOTHY GALLAGHER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled54

PARMA

Ohio

SHERY THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

E LIVERPOOL

Ohio

MICHAEL MITCHELL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled54

BALDWIN PARK

California

RICK OBRAY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

ST GEORGE

Utah

ROBERT KAHNK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

BROKEN BOW

Nebraska

JEFFREY TERRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

BENJAMIN DUCKLES MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

HAVERTOWN

Pennsylvania

KENT DARSEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

AIPING SMITH M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled54

MOUNT VERNON

Illinois

DONALD ZIMMERMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

MASSILLON

Ohio

ETHAN TOLBERT M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

ATLANTA

Georgia

JENNIFER ARNETT RNC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled54

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

BRIAN STEPHENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

JAX

Florida

BRENT HOKE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

WARRENSBURG

Missouri

ANNETTE COPELAND NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled54

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

LAWRENCE ZEFF M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled54

MELBOURNE

Florida

EILEEN HEFFERNAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

JOLIET

Illinois