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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 2015

4,072
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1626 of 3395

$921K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1718 of 3395

381
Patients

Rank: 2095 of 3395

404
Prescribers

Rank: 2020 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

10.5K

2011

8,246

2012

3,686

2013

4,440

2014

4,072

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$955K

2011

$792K

2012

$560K

2013

$998K

2014

$921K

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$198

2011

$158

2012

$284

2013

$392

2014

$538

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 41 410 $96.2K
Alabama 21 231 $36.2K
Florida 20 216 $48.8K
North Carolina 18 214 $64.4K
Minnesota 18 166 $109K
Oklahoma 17 160 $39.7K
California 15 155 $50.7K
Tennessee 11 140 $34.6K
Michigan 13 136 $25.2K
Ohio 12 115 $17.6K
Illinois 16 113 $12.2K
Oregon 104 $13.3K
Georgia 84 $34.5K
Indiana 79 $9,553
Iowa 79 $3,129
Pennsylvania 13 77 $19.6K
Utah 74 $7,527
Missouri 72 $9,533
South Carolina 64 $36K
Kansas 54 $5,560
Louisiana 50 $7,857
Nevada 37 $6,254
New York 37 $14.4K
Virginia 30 $3,187
Delaware 28 $4,933
Arizona 28 $10.3K
Wisconsin 25 $1,123
Arkansas 24 $3,095
New Mexico 21 $2,271
Kentucky 21 $6,041
Maryland 21 $6,826
Nebraska 15 $6,047
South Dakota 12 $3,597
Washington 12 $2,410
New Jersey 12 $6,674
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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