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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
CLINTON ANTHONY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled499

TULSA

Oklahoma

KENNY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled494

GADSDEN

Alabama

MACIEJ SOLAREWICZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled494

LAKEVIEW

Michigan

GARRY PEARSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled492

JEFFERSON CITY

Missouri

ROBERT DURAKO DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled492

LEHIGHTON

Pennsylvania

DANIEL DANYO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled491

CUMMING

Georgia

ALLAN BURNSIDE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled491

DOLORES

Colorado

SIDNEY WILLIAMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled489

STILLWATER

Oklahoma

JASON URSO REGISTERED PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled487

CONCORD

North Carolina

LEONICO PANLASIGUI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled487

FEDERAL WAY

Washington

ASHOK SALVI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled486

TOLEDO

Ohio

LENARD DURRETT M.D., PH.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled486

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

DARRYL FOSTER PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled486

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

CHERYL GOYNE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled485

ALABASTER

Alabama

SRINIVASA MADIREDDY M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled483

OKEMOS

Michigan

HEATHER STELLING MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled483

JOPLIN

Missouri

GARY BAXTER M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled482

TIFTON

Georgia

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled482

WICHITA

Kansas

SCOTT WORRICH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled481

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

SHARON GLANDT NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled479

MANITOWOC

Wisconsin

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled476

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

SAMUEL ALLEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled475

QUITMAN

Mississippi

WINFRED SARDAR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled474

ARLINGTON

Texas

MANISH SINGH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled472

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE

New Jersey

KULDIP DEOGUN M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled471

STERLING HEIGHTS

Michigan