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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

OXYCODONE HCL/ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

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

9.28M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 33 of 3362

$470M
Retail Cost

Rank: 51 of 3362

2,679,111
Patients

Rank: 29 of 3362

468,068
Prescribers

Rank: 12 of 3362

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 276,798 840,469 $42.9M
Ohio 178,229 689,223 $29.5M
Pennsylvania 175,861 557,945 $23M
North Carolina 145,737 557,601 $30.1M
New York 200,487 523,253 $23.2M
California 159,112 500,749 $33.1M
Tennessee 110,654 400,511 $23.5M
Georgia 105,677 338,017 $18.2M
New Jersey 116,601 335,818 $12.5M
Arizona 93,477 277,188 $12.1M
Virginia 80,410 257,223 $11.2M
Massachusetts 73,575 251,551 $8.62M
Missouri 67,707 248,308 $15.4M
Indiana 51,922 217,984 $14.2M
Kentucky 54,529 209,665 $13.5M
South Carolina 61,059 198,909 $11M
Michigan 54,445 188,430 $12.8M
Colorado 54,539 181,019 $8.2M
Alabama 54,158 172,148 $9.86M
Wisconsin 44,771 165,426 $7.63M
Maryland 51,708 160,133 $7.18M
Louisiana 48,742 157,583 $9.6M
Washington 50,162 156,783 $6.24M
Minnesota 40,433 130,820 $4.48M
Connecticut 42,412 122,502 $4.46M
Oklahoma 32,547 106,243 $7.18M
Oregon 31,331 101,457 $4.74M
Mississippi 29,038 95,715 $5.55M
Nevada 28,547 93,260 $6.28M
West Virginia 23,955 91,483 $5.45M
Illinois 28,413 90,979 $5.72M
Texas 29,713 90,601 $6.88M
Kansas 24,391 87,446 $5.24M
Arkansas 28,903 84,883 $5.09M
Utah 22,552 75,188 $4.3M
New Mexico 18,168 61,837 $3.56M
Iowa 17,704 53,424 $2.18M
Nebraska 12,728 40,731 $1.75M
Delaware 13,465 40,668 $1.72M
New Hampshire 11,994 36,128 $1.14M
Rhode Island 11,908 33,636 $1.05M
Maine 9,122 30,002 $1.23M
Idaho 8,854 28,097 $1.83M
District of Columbia 8,669 22,059 $648K
Montana 6,463 20,074 $880K
Hawaii 7,712 17,270 $651K
Vermont 4,414 17,202 $705K
North Dakota 5,097 14,482 $554K
Wyoming 3,960 12,500 $644K
South Dakota 4,161 11,311 $438K
Alaska 3,576 11,068 $468K
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 OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,945

ALBANY

Georgia

WILLIAM VARGAS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,913

LAKELAND

Florida

KENNETH BARNGROVER D O

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,903

COLUMBUS

Georgia

JAY KUCHERA MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled1,877

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

MICHAEL FREY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,826

FORT MYERS

Florida

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,826

MOBILE

Alabama

ERICK GRANA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,821

TAMPA

Florida

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,818

ATHENS

Georgia

RONALD COLLINS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,768

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

JEROME AUL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,758

WEIRTON

West Virginia

MAGED FOUAD M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,705

AKRON

Ohio

LAXMAIAH MANCHIKANTI M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,701

PADUCAH

Kentucky

HOANG VU DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,696

LAKE CITY

Florida

MICHAEL SHRAMOWIAT LLC

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,686

VIENNA

West Virginia

MICHAEL COZZI MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled1,677

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

SUK KIM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,662

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

ASHLEY CUMMINS PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled1,656

HICKORY

North Carolina

TERESA ZEISER NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,612

CINCINNATI

Ohio

HISHAM HAKIM MDMPH

Specialist

Claims Filled1,600

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JULIE BLISS MSN, ANP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,597

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

DONALD KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,589

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ASHRAF ANDRAWIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,580

ORANGE PARK

Florida

ADELUOLA LIPEDE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,577

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JONATHAN DAITCH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,575

FORT MYERS

Florida

ASHOK SALVI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,560

TOLEDO

Ohio