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CODEINE SULFATE

Codeine is an opiate agonist. It blocks pain receptors in the brain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Codeine

Important Information About This Drug

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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

31.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 939 of 3362

$1.79M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1250 of 3362

9,535
Patients

Rank: 939 of 3362

10,727
Prescribers

Rank: 798 of 3362

More info on related drug Codeine »

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

29.3K

2011

30.2K

2012

30.7K

2013

31.5K

2014

31.8K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.45M

2011

$1.61M

2012

$1.67M

2013

$1.79M

2014

$1.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$38

2011

$45

2012

$49

2013

$62

2014

$62

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 800 2,794 $227K
New York 954 2,644 $131K
Massachusetts 687 1,985 $85.7K
Washington 524 1,734 $90.5K
Pennsylvania 540 1,548 $76.2K
Wisconsin 348 1,347 $64.9K
Ohio 383 1,336 $65K
Michigan 359 1,270 $77.8K
Oregon 378 1,232 $70.2K
Minnesota 327 1,214 $62.8K
Florida 418 1,177 $61.5K
Arizona 282 896 $53.6K
Connecticut 234 886 $42.5K
New Jersey 312 882 $41.9K
Illinois 242 807 $59.5K
Virginia 223 707 $34.6K
Colorado 211 671 $37.5K
Missouri 131 511 $32.7K
Texas 146 507 $33.1K
New Mexico 152 499 $31K
North Carolina 188 469 $21.1K
Maryland 200 452 $20.3K
Tennessee 136 438 $36.3K
Georgia 139 424 $20.7K
Indiana 142 419 $21.5K
Kentucky 102 413 $36.6K
Iowa 117 349 $14.5K
Maine 97 304 $16K
Montana 75 250 $22.3K
Utah 49 239 $22.6K
Kansas 65 221 $13.2K
New Hampshire 65 220 $6,616
Oklahoma 66 206 $10.1K
Nebraska 44 197 $11K
Vermont 46 192 $11.2K
Alabama 66 187 $8,629
West Virginia 43 182 $10.4K
Rhode Island 58 180 $5,787
Delaware 31 170 $6,074
Idaho 40 164 $10.6K
Nevada 64 164 $12.6K
Arkansas 49 158 $10.7K
Hawaii 47 139 $11.9K
South Carolina 52 122 $5,381
Alaska 26 112 $7,663
Mississippi 26 98 $11.5K
North Dakota 39 97 $4,702
Louisiana 49 94 $5,545
Wyoming 15 86 $6,005
South Dakota 28 74 $2,297
District of Columbia 28 65 $3,321
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 CODEINE SULFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HOANG NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

PORTLAND

Oregon

LAWRENCE STEIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled52

MORRISTOWN

New Jersey