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HYDROMORPHONE HCL

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

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 2013

1.13M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 218 of 3238

$38M
Retail Cost

Rank: 441 of 3238


Patients

Rank: 3068 of 3238


Prescribers

Rank: 3048 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 146,574 $6M
Florida 113,519 $4.61M
New York 59,346 $2.19M
Texas 45,932 $2.05M
Pennsylvania 44,938 $1.38M
Virginia 39,623 $1.26M
Michigan 38,433 $1.32M
Washington 37,876 $858K
North Carolina 35,811 $899K
New Jersey 34,409 $893K
Massachusetts 32,596 $862K
Ohio 31,135 $940K
Illinois 29,351 $1.09M
Colorado 29,164 $860K
Maryland 28,376 $724K
Connecticut 25,624 $731K
Minnesota 24,780 $575K
Missouri 23,863 $884K
Georgia 23,782 $713K
Oregon 23,619 $704K
Arizona 20,074 $714K
Tennessee 18,799 $476K
Indiana 17,821 $743K
South Carolina 16,884 $569K
Iowa 14,029 $446K
Wisconsin 13,506 $540K
Alabama 12,082 $315K
Nevada 11,727 $374K
Kansas 11,049 $412K
Arkansas 10,938 $373K
Louisiana 10,744 $287K
Oklahoma 10,084 $359K
Kentucky 9,539 $323K
Delaware 9,269 $303K
New Hampshire 8,924 $217K
Maine 7,241 $170K
Vermont 6,726 $129K
Idaho 6,355 $219K
Mississippi 6,175 $131K
Montana 6,062 $163K
Utah 5,866 $164K
West Virginia 4,728 $231K
New Mexico 4,637 $166K
Nebraska 4,185 $123K
North Dakota 3,866 $73.2K
Rhode Island 2,671 $140K
District of Columbia 2,442 $57.3K
Hawaii 2,334 $71.2K
Alaska 1,757 $70.6K
South Dakota 1,646 $48.1K
Wyoming 1,409 $38.3K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PHANI VADAREVU M.D.

Claims Filled50

SACRAMENTO

California

DAVID BELLAMY

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled50

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

MICHAEL MANAKAS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VALPARAISO

Indiana

DUSHYANT PARIKH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ENFIELD

Connecticut

ROBERT WILLIAMS M.D., PH.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

BEVERLY HILLS

California

JAMES VALENZA MD

Surgery

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

RUPDEV KHOSA M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

ARCADIA

California

WILLIAM HANSEN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

WAYNE

New Jersey

BRANDON HARRIS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ROBERTO PEREZ-MILLAN MD, PA

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

ANTONE BRISENO PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

MCCLOUD

California

J MILLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BERLIN

Ohio

FIROOZEH PARSA NEZHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN FRANCISCO

California

LARRY MARSHALL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAKESIDE

California

KIM BELLOWS PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

NAPA

California

MONTE KAHLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOLIVAR

Missouri

HARKIRAT KAUR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

JACQUELINE RICHTER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BERKELEY

California

ANNE KNOTT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WINOOSKI

Vermont

JOSEPH MICALLEF MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WHITE BEAR LAKE

Minnesota

MICHAEL AINES A.R.N.P

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

JEFFERSONVILLE

Indiana

MARCIA ELFENBAUM M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

CRAIG KORNICK MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JAMES BECKMEN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOLVANG

California

RASHEED SINGLETON MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

ENGLEWOOD

Colorado