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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 2014

4,439
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1484 of 3362

$998K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1353 of 3362

409
Patients

Rank: 1624 of 3362

421
Prescribers

Rank: 1619 of 3362

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 29 359 $80K
Florida 23 225 $61.2K
North Carolina 19 211 $72.6K
Georgia 207 $34.3K
Minnesota 23 197 $118K
Oklahoma 12 191 $24.9K
Alabama 12 178 $27.8K
California 13 164 $50.3K
Michigan 14 140 $25.5K
Ohio 13 128 $18.9K
South Carolina 108 $42.7K
Oregon 100 $13.6K
Tennessee 15 84 $28.6K
Missouri 15 84 $12.5K
Indiana 77 $10.2K
Pennsylvania 13 71 $17.4K
Illinois 62 $11.1K
Kansas 58 $5,975
Virginia 54 $8,468
Utah 41 $5,960
Iowa 40 $2,219
New York 39 $19.2K
Kentucky 28 $8,412
Nebraska 28 $5,703
South Dakota 27 $2,075
Arizona 26 $11.3K
Delaware 26 $6,127
Louisiana 23 $1,322
Maryland 16 $10.7K
Mississippi 16 $8,978
Wisconsin 16 $683
New Mexico 14 $867
West Virginia 13 $5,381
Arkansas 12 $3,117
Nevada 11 $8,636
Colorado 11 $835
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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