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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
AKINWUMI ALADESAWE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled462

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

KAMAL KABAKIBOU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled461

ATLANTA

Georgia

C KANG MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled452

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled451

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

GEORGE PERDIKIS MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled450

LANCASTER

California

FRANK FALCO MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled448

NEWARK

Delaware

IFTEQAR SYED MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled445

PARIS

Texas

HEATHER ALFONSO MSN APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled443

DERBY

Connecticut

ATEF WASEF MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled428

CANTON

Ohio

JOHN DOWNEY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled427

AUGUSTA

Georgia

MOREY BLINDER MD

Hematology

Claims Filled425

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JAY BENDER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled422

ROSWELL

Georgia

CYRUS BAKHIT MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled420

ROANOKE

Virginia

BART GATZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled419

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

F HUSSEY M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled418

NAPLES

Florida

DANIEL BENDER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled417

HUDSON

Florida

EKATERINE CHIRADZE P. A .

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled417

LOS ANGELES

California

AHMAD SHIKHTHOLTH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled415

DECATUR

Alabama

MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled415

DECATUR

Alabama

DAVID NORFLEET DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled410

CRESTVIEW

Florida

HAFIZ KHATTAK M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled409

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

SYED FARHAN ZAIDI MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled408

MELBOURNE

Florida

HOWARD COHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled406

DALLAS

Texas

SUNIL NAIK M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled405

HOUSTON

Texas

REUBEN HENDERSON DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled404

LANSING

Michigan