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DEMEROL

MEPERIDINE HCL

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

1,225
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1959 of 3362

$407K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1772 of 3362

236
Patients

Rank: 2064 of 3362

299
Prescribers

Rank: 1996 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2,608

2011

1,196

2012

1,135

2013

1,225

2014

1,057

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$419K

2011

$307K

2012

$333K

2013

$407K

2014

$431K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$200

2011

$256

2012

$303

2013

$319

2014

$454

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
New York 18 100 $71.2K
California 16 94 $36.5K
Florida 18 86 $31K
Georgia 16 81 $23.1K
North Carolina 11 75 $18.5K
Tennessee 12 73 $23.6K
Idaho 53 $4,355
Pennsylvania 14 53 $14.9K
Ohio 12 50 $16.6K
Virginia 47 $14.5K
Texas 43 $7,664
Maryland 39 $28.5K
South Carolina 36 $10.6K
New Jersey 35 $13.4K
Massachusetts 28 $5,150
Illinois 26 $19.5K
Kentucky 25 $5,204
Connecticut 23 $8,825
Rhode Island 23 $5,208
Oregon 23 $3,765
New Hampshire 22 $3,544
Indiana 22 $7,720
Michigan 19 $4,522
Alabama 16 $2,361
Kansas 15 $2,311
Missouri 15 $4,736
Oklahoma 13 $5,392
Louisiana 13 $1,044
Arizona 11 $4,053
Minnesota 11 $1,601
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for DEMEROL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD HAMMOND M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled52

TWIN FALLS

Idaho