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HYDROMORPHONE HCL

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

1.02M
Medicare Part D Claims
$36.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 138,202 $5.99M
Florida 101,185 $4.47M
New York 48,950 $2.05M
Pennsylvania 39,328 $1.21M
Texas 38,393 $1.85M
Virginia 37,077 $1.23M
Washington 34,893 $908K
New Jersey 33,455 $976K
Michigan 33,101 $1.29M
North Carolina 30,253 $950K
Ohio 28,586 $979K
Illinois 28,486 $1.12M
Colorado 27,499 $994K
Massachusetts 27,450 $748K
Maryland 24,928 $689K
Connecticut 23,789 $643K
Oregon 22,445 $720K
Minnesota 22,401 $530K
Missouri 22,201 $893K
Georgia 21,709 $674K
Arizona 18,447 $700K
Indiana 16,010 $649K
Tennessee 15,568 $460K
South Carolina 15,356 $473K
Iowa 13,626 $496K
Wisconsin 12,124 $387K
Alabama 11,162 $317K
Arkansas 10,270 $370K
Louisiana 10,152 $296K
Oklahoma 10,138 $368K
Nevada 9,860 $327K
Kansas 9,275 $326K
Kentucky 9,145 $370K
New Hampshire 7,173 $179K
Vermont 6,973 $152K
Maine 6,664 $170K
Delaware 6,629 $227K
Mississippi 6,166 $145K
West Virginia 5,761 $210K
Idaho 5,761 $217K
Montana 5,342 $161K
New Mexico 4,881 $198K
Utah 4,542 $150K
Nebraska 3,581 $97K
North Dakota 3,318 $70.5K
Rhode Island 2,761 $231K
Hawaii 2,056 $66.9K
Alaska 1,670 $67.2K
Wyoming 1,658 $47.8K
District of Columbia 1,638 $30.4K
South Dakota 1,428 $43.6K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
KRISTIN CUTHBERT ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled499

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

MARVIN COVEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled495

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

KENNETH CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled493

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

ROBERT SCHULTZ MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled491

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

STEPHEN ROSS MD,PHD

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Pain

Claims Filled490

CAPE CORAL

Florida

HEATHER ALFONSO MSN APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled488

DERBY

Connecticut

THOMAS RATINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled471

FORT WORTH

Texas

DONALD ERB D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled471

SARASOTA

Florida

ASHOK PARMAR M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled471

BAKERSFIELD

California

JAY BENDER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled466

ROSWELL

Georgia

GEORGE SIDHOM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled465

SPRING HILL

Florida

PADMAJA YATHAM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled454

ORLANDO

Florida

FRANK LI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled453

BEVERLY HILLS

California

BOLKAR SAHINLER MD.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled453

LUBBOCK

Texas

DONOVAN HOLDER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled451

CLIFTON SPRINGS

New York

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled447

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JOHN OTERO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled444

BAY PINES

Florida

JAMES BRESSI DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled439

STOW

Ohio

SANDRA CANADAY ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled434

RENTON

Washington

CHUKWUMA ONYEWU MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled434

LAUREL

Maryland

MARTIN HALE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled427

PLANTATION

Florida

JOHN DOWNEY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled426

AUGUSTA

Georgia

OMAR QUILES M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled423

ORLANDO

Florida

MOREY BLINDER MD

Hematology

Claims Filled422

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

VICTOR SELVARAJ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled420

PORT ST. LUCIE

Florida