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NALBUPHINE HCL

Important Information About This Drug

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

3,686
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1599 of 3238

$560K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1671 of 3238

354
Patients

Rank: 1977 of 3238

378
Prescribers

Rank: 1917 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 31 301 $55.6K
Oklahoma 13 194 $16.1K
Florida 22 190 $37.8K
North Carolina 18 184 $39.7K
Michigan 155 $23.2K
Minnesota 24 152 $52.1K
South Carolina 140 $16.7K
Alabama 11 130 $15.6K
California 11 130 $30.6K
Tennessee 15 112 $21.4K
Missouri 12 90 $8,816
Pennsylvania 13 88 $16.6K
Ohio 76 $7,055
Virginia 64 $6,718
Illinois 63 $6,357
South Dakota 53 $252
Georgia 51 $14.2K
New York 12 49 $11.7K
Oregon 37 $2,283
Indiana 36 $5,758
Louisiana 35 $760
Arizona 30 $6,660
Kansas 29 $5,404
Utah 26 $3,396
Delaware 24 $5,484
Kentucky 21 $4,036
Arkansas 18 $1,741
Maryland 18 $7,211
Mississippi 17 $2,525
Nebraska 17 $1,658
West Virginia 16 $4,128
Iowa 12 $765
New Jersey 11 $6,604
Idaho 11 $4,904
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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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