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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
VICTOR LEE

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled263

FISHERSVILLE

Virginia

VICTOR SELVARAJ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled263

PORT ST. LUCIE

Florida

RICHARD TOMPSON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled261

WEST PLAINS

Missouri

JOHN PETRUS MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled258

AKRON

Ohio

KEONG JOUNG MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled258

FONTANA

California

BRUCE PISZEL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled257

GENEVA

Ohio

DAVID BROSMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled257

HILTON HEAD

South Carolina

EUGENE LIPOV M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled257

HOFFMAN ESTATES

Illinois

MICHAEL ROCK M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled256

CHICAGO

Illinois

NORBERTO VARGAS MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled255

SUNNYVALE

Texas

JAY BALESTRIERI NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled255

PUEBLO

Colorado

CLEMENCIA RASQUINHA M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled255

ENGLEWOOD

Colorado

ANDRZEJ SZCZEPANEK M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled250

DES MOINES

Iowa

GABRIEL SOMORI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled249

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

SUNIL NAIK M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled248

HOUSTON

Texas

KEVIN DREW MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled247

MISHAWAKA

Indiana

RILEY LOVE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled247

PADUCAH

Kentucky

NEAL TAUB M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled245

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

JING CHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled244

WESTERVILLE

Ohio

ROBERT HOLLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled242

PT PLEASANT

West Virginia

JOHN DIMOWO M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled241

ANAHEIM

California

DAVID SMITH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled241

SAN DIEGO

California

ROBYN SATO D.O.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled241

FULLERTON

California

CANDICE FORI PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled240

BALTIMORE

Maryland

ANDREW KONEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled240

DALLAS

Texas