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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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of people say

it's worth it

78%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

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 »

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Top prescribers for FENTANYL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HOANG VU DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled577

LAKE CITY

Florida

GEORGE MATHEWS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled574

HUMANSVILLE

Missouri

JOSEPH NOUR MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled573

BUTLER

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL SHRAMOWIAT LLC

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled568

VIENNA

West Virginia

WILLIAM GORE PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled568

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled568

MOBILE

Alabama

RANDALL BREWER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled566

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

UDAY MISHRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled566

OCALA

Florida

RAJBIR MINHAS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled566

CINCINNATI

Ohio

RANDALL HALLEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled561

NIXA

Missouri

DAVID MARTINCHECK M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled559

WACO

Texas

DAVID COSGROVE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled554

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

KEITH WILLIAMS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled553

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

KALVIN WHITE DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled552

TULSA

Oklahoma

PATRICK GOODMAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled551

TIFTON

Georgia

REBECCA BLAIR-MANGES ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled547

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

JOHN KELLY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled544

CRESTVIEW HILLS

Kentucky

ANNA SEARLS

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled541

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

DON ENTY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled540

DALLAS

Texas

JAMES RICHARDS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled539

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

THOMAS MERRIMAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled539

AMARILLO

Texas

JAMES STONECIPHER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled536

BRYAN

Texas

MARCUS MALONE MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled536

VERO BEACH

Florida

JAWED HUSSAIN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled535

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

DAVID JONES MD

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled533

ORANGE

Texas