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HYDROMORPHONE HCL

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 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
DONALD ERB D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled571

SARASOTA

Florida

THOMAS RATINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled566

FORT WORTH

Texas

FATHALLA MASHALI MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled563

WINCHESTER

Massachusetts

JOHNNIE MACHADO PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled544

RENTON

Washington

SYED HUSSAIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled533

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

BENJAMIN VENGER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled530

FORT MOHAVE

Arizona

JOHN OTERO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled526

BAY PINES

Florida

DIANA FERDANA APNP; EAMP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled523

SEATTLE

Washington

WADE KING FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled521

BILLINGS

Montana

STEPHEN ROSS MD,PHD

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Pain

Claims Filled518

CAPE CORAL

Florida

RAINER VOGEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled514

HENDERSON

Nevada

OMAR QUILES M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled511

ORLANDO

Florida

JULIO GONZALEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled507

FALLS CHURCH

Virginia

RAYMOND SORENSEN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled505

TULSA

Oklahoma

DONOVAN HOLDER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled502

CLIFTON SPRINGS

New York

CHUKWUMA ONYEWU MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled502

LANHAM

Maryland

MARVIN COVEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled501

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MAHMOOD NASIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled497

SUNBURY

Pennsylvania

KENNETH CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled492

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

RAMARAO PASUPULETI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled477

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

JOHN MOTTO MD,MPH

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled477

WEST COLUMBIA

South Carolina

EMILIO SUAREZ D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled472

MIAMI

Florida

DOUGLAS PRITCHARD M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled472

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

KENDRICK DULDULAO MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled471

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAMES COLE MD PHD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled466

ALBANY

New York