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Prescriber Checkup » HYDROMORPHONE HCL

HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

444K
Medicare Part D Claims
$33.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 122,966 $5.88M
Florida 74,293 $3.09M
New York 43,667 $1.89M
Pennsylvania 35,085 $1.11M
Texas 32,112 $1.71M
Virginia 31,280 $1.11M
Washington 30,515 $877K
New Jersey 28,839 $907K
Michigan 28,524 $1.15M
Ohio 27,868 $1.14M
North Carolina 26,142 $804K
Illinois 25,629 $1.06M
Massachusetts 24,796 $690K
Colorado 24,647 $947K
Maryland 22,526 $655K
Oregon 20,529 $695K
Connecticut 20,229 $559K
Missouri 19,650 $869K
Minnesota 19,099 $509K
Georgia 18,024 $577K
Arizona 16,570 $618K
Indiana 13,321 $536K
Tennessee 13,224 $364K
South Carolina 12,921 $419K
Iowa 12,032 $485K
Wisconsin 10,394 $344K
Alabama 9,025 $279K
Nevada 8,817 $338K
Oklahoma 8,817 $347K
Arkansas 8,741 $372K
Louisiana 8,533 $235K
Kentucky 8,154 $323K
Kansas 7,886 $276K
New Hampshire 6,482 $183K
Vermont 6,427 $146K
Maine 6,390 $193K
West Virginia 5,680 $193K
Mississippi 5,234 $141K
Delaware 5,062 $179K
Idaho 4,870 $178K
New Mexico 4,827 $202K
Montana 4,685 $147K
Utah 3,982 $156K
Nebraska 3,261 $95.7K
North Dakota 2,645 $60.8K
Rhode Island 2,316 $74.5K
Hawaii 1,938 $61.2K
Wyoming 1,616 $43.5K
District of Columbia 1,450 $28.2K
South Dakota 1,405 $42.6K
Alaska 1,348 $47.8K
Puerto Rico 134 $3,506
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths 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
BOLKAR SAHINLER MD.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled414

LUBBOCK

Texas

FRANK LI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled410

BEVERLY HILLS

California

CATHY LUO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled410

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled410

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

STEVEN CHUN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled410

SARASOTA

Florida

ROBERT SCHULTZ MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled404

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

SHELINDER AGGARWAL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled399

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

DONALD ERB D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled384

SARASOTA

Florida

NATHAN SINGER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled383

SANTA MARIA

California

JOHN DOWNEY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled376

AUGUSTA

Georgia

HOWARD DIAMOND MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled367

RICHARDSON

Texas

ROSS ANDREASSEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled366

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

KIN-KWAN CHEUK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled360

MARSHALLTOWN

Iowa

MOREY BLINDER MD

Hematology

Claims Filled358

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ATEF WASEF MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled348

CANTON

Ohio

MARK WINKLER P.A.-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled347

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

GEORGE PERDIKIS MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled346

LANCASTER

California

JAMES BRESSI DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled341

STOW

Ohio

CHRISTOPHER MOCEK MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled324

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JOHN FAN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled322

HUTCHINSON

Kansas

THULASI DIVI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled318

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

RAYMOND POTTERF MD PHD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled313

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RANDALL HALLEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled311

NIXA

Missouri

EVERTON EDMONDSON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled303

HOUSTON

Texas

BRIAN JAMES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled302

SARASOTA

Florida