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OXYCONTIN

OXYCODONE HCL

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 2014

1.91M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 157 of 3362

$955M
Retail Cost

Rank: 21 of 3362

275,800
Patients

Rank: 245 of 3362

140,935
Prescribers

Rank: 181 of 3362

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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 22,528 139,778 $88.2M
Pennsylvania 20,352 133,738 $64.1M
Florida 17,349 103,447 $60.9M
New York 16,353 97,342 $49.2M
North Carolina 14,696 94,953 $42.5M
New Jersey 12,894 84,579 $43.2M
Ohio 11,238 76,906 $36.1M
Tennessee 9,094 60,350 $31.7M
Wisconsin 7,980 57,493 $26M
Missouri 7,897 56,295 $29.7M
Massachusetts 7,699 55,918 $25.3M
Michigan 8,696 55,113 $35M
Minnesota 7,981 53,318 $17.5M
Arizona 8,679 51,654 $26.3M
Texas 8,727 51,354 $31.3M
Washington 6,721 46,098 $18.1M
Indiana 6,239 43,329 $21.7M
Maryland 6,756 42,356 $18M
Alabama 5,588 40,533 $20.9M
Georgia 6,394 40,074 $20.1M
Colorado 6,164 38,901 $16.5M
Connecticut 5,403 38,127 $19.6M
Virginia 6,467 36,856 $17.1M
Illinois 6,738 36,529 $17.5M
Oregon 4,584 32,996 $14M
Oklahoma 4,725 32,627 $18.5M
South Carolina 5,243 30,473 $16.8M
Kentucky 4,012 27,137 $13.1M
Kansas 3,377 23,154 $11.2M
Louisiana 2,879 18,545 $10.1M
New Hampshire 2,408 18,182 $7.12M
Maine 2,208 17,212 $8.03M
Iowa 2,376 15,986 $6.62M
Arkansas 2,550 15,331 $7.4M
Nebraska 1,795 11,817 $4.75M
Rhode Island 1,664 11,763 $5.59M
Mississippi 1,732 11,189 $5.6M
New Mexico 1,754 11,164 $5.69M
Utah 1,605 10,899 $6.07M
Delaware 1,450 10,778 $5.29M
West Virginia 1,650 10,342 $4.75M
Nevada 1,782 9,986 $5.94M
Idaho 1,492 9,085 $4.08M
Montana 1,193 8,394 $3.35M
Vermont 812 6,923 $2.89M
South Dakota 858 5,968 $2.35M
Hawaii 817 4,627 $2.42M
North Dakota 768 4,240 $1.38M
Wyoming 614 3,828 $1.48M
Alaska 524 3,726 $1.84M
District of Columbia 898 3,374 $1.37M
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. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
JOHN SPETHMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SCOTTSBLUFF

Nebraska

DEAN MARTIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

Arizona

SEAN DRAKE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DETROIT

Michigan

DAVID MONTGOMERY D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MARIETTA

Ohio

CYNTHIA BROWN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CALHOUN

Georgia

PAUL RICHARDSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CONWAY

South Carolina

GEORGE DENDRINOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VINELAND

New Jersey

ANNE DREWRY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MINOCQUA

Wisconsin

DELIA FRANCO FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

TUCSON

Arizona

DANIEL NASR M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DAVID KATZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

IOWA CITY

Iowa

DENO BARROGA MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

DALLAS

Texas

GEORGE SANDOZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

TOBY LONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WENATCHEE

Washington

RANDY COHEN D.O

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

LAWRENCE BRENT MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

CARISSA MEYER APNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

APPLETON

Wisconsin

EMILY COPPS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

SHEBOYGAN

Wisconsin

EDGAR OVERTON MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled50

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

BINGUMAL MANAWADU M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

RICHLAND

Washington

HUGO LEON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICO

California

GLEN DEUTSCH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BUFFALO

Minnesota

THIPPESWAMY CHANNAPATI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BUTLER

Pennsylvania

RUTH HOLMAAS FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

MOUNT JACKSON

Virginia

HOYMAN HONG M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN FRANCISCO

California