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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
DONALD BACON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled301

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

IFTEQAR SYED MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled301

PARIS

Texas

DAVID BETAT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled299

LAKEPORT

California

GEORGE ALHAJ MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled298

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

MALCOLM FOSTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled292

PORT RICHEY

Florida

DAVID PAUL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled291

FORT LAUDERDALE

Florida

DUBY AVILA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled291

KISSIMMEE

Florida

JAMES COLE MD PHD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled288

ALBANY

New York

TODD LININGER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled281

BLOOMFIELD

Michigan

JIE ZHU MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled278

NEWARK

Delaware

DEXTER KOONS M.D.

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled276

PUEBLO

Colorado

RAINER VOGEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled275

HENDERSON

Nevada

ANDREW HAAS MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled274

BARBERTON

Ohio

LAWRENCE WILKIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled274

ELMHURST

Illinois

ERIC HAYNES M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled273

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

PADMAJA YATHAM M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled272

ORLANDO

Florida

WADE KING FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled272

BILLINGS

Montana

IRA GOODMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled270

BURR RIDGE

Illinois

AJMAL SULTAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled268

TITUSVILLE

Florida

BHASKAR YETURU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled268

ELMHURST

New York

CARLOS VIESCA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled267

EL PASO

Texas

SYED HUSSAIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

GARY REASOR M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled266

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RICHARD CANER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled265

LINCOLNSHIRE

Illinois

VOLODIMIR MARKIV MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled263

HAZEL CREST

Illinois