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OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is 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

1.92M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 157 of 3238

$945M
Retail Cost

Rank: 18 of 3238

283,311
Patients

Rank: 229 of 3238

145,494
Prescribers

Rank: 168 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Oxycodone »

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66%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 22,738 137,362 $87.8M
Pennsylvania 21,022 137,201 $63.4M
Florida 17,962 100,615 $57.4M
New York 16,682 97,528 $48.2M
North Carolina 14,671 91,760 $40.6M
Ohio 12,688 85,327 $38.9M
New Jersey 12,872 84,755 $42.3M
Tennessee 9,462 63,438 $34.9M
Wisconsin 8,470 58,344 $25.8M
Missouri 7,993 56,626 $28.9M
Michigan 9,053 56,279 $35.6M
Massachusetts 7,880 54,920 $24.8M
Texas 9,134 53,551 $31.8M
Minnesota 8,020 52,401 $16.1M
Arizona 8,807 50,503 $24.8M
Indiana 6,882 46,667 $23.1M
Washington 6,999 46,355 $17.6M
Georgia 6,748 42,282 $20.7M
Colorado 6,139 39,622 $16.3M
Alabama 5,427 39,579 $20.2M
Connecticut 5,817 39,002 $19.4M
Maryland 6,360 38,495 $15.9M
Virginia 6,350 36,771 $17.4M
Illinois 6,330 34,796 $16.7M
Oregon 4,772 33,429 $13.9M
Oklahoma 4,775 31,941 $17.8M
Kentucky 4,311 29,125 $13.7M
South Carolina 4,773 28,813 $15.3M
Kansas 3,459 23,805 $11.4M
Louisiana 2,867 18,235 $9.84M
New Hampshire 2,448 18,021 $6.82M
Maine 2,303 17,422 $8.09M
Iowa 2,490 16,102 $6.39M
Arkansas 2,514 16,062 $7.99M
Rhode Island 1,823 13,153 $5.99M
New Mexico 1,964 12,657 $6.09M
Delaware 1,666 11,558 $5.43M
Nebraska 1,807 11,490 $4.53M
Mississippi 1,732 11,322 $5.72M
Utah 1,673 11,040 $5.98M
West Virginia 1,735 10,656 $4.71M
Nevada 1,828 10,210 $6M
Idaho 1,481 8,891 $3.96M
Montana 1,221 8,722 $3.42M
South Dakota 868 6,433 $2.4M
Vermont 785 6,330 $2.59M
Hawaii 904 4,974 $2.47M
North Dakota 762 4,316 $1.39M
District of Columbia 855 3,396 $1.38M
Wyoming 559 3,357 $1.25M
Alaska 433 3,309 $1.51M
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 OXYCONTIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARWAN SHUAYTO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

PORT HURON

Michigan

MOHAMMAD KAZMI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

LAKE HAVASU CITY

Arizona

SUZANNE DATER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PORTLAND

Maine

ANNE REIBER NP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled50

ST. PAUL

Minnesota

JAMES MAJOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

TUCSON

Arizona

ANNA CHEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHERRY HILL

New Jersey

GEORGE REYNOLDS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WESTFIELD

Massachusetts

PATRICIA VANOVER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAYSI

Virginia

BRYAN SAULS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WESTERVILLE

Ohio

KENNETH PUTLAND MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEWPORT NEWS

Virginia

RICHARD WELTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TONASKET

Washington

KIRK TUCKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHILLICOTHE

Ohio

WILLIAM BLAISDELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SEYMOUR

Indiana

HOWARD AKS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

JAMES BECKMEN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOLVANG

California

JOHN FORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WHITEFIELD

New Hampshire

OHMAR WIN M.D, M.S

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

LUBBOCK

Texas

SHARON RIESNER FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

EDWARD DEMPSEY DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HERNDON

Pennsylvania

TUTSE TONWE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DOVER

Delaware

HEIDI DUCKWORTH MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

COURTNEY WILLIAMS MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled50

TEXAS CITY

Texas

ROBERT PRICE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

AUGUSTA

Georgia

MARY DONLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BLUFFTON

Indiana

THOMAS JENKINS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DENVER

Colorado