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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
JAYAM KRISHNA IYER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled700

CLEARWATER

Florida

JAMES SANTELLA FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled687

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ORRIE CLEMENS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled676

FORT COLLINS

Colorado

EVA PIZARRO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled669

MIAMI

Florida

LOUIS SPAGNOLETTI

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled658

MARLTON

New Jersey

JAMES DAMBROGIO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled657

HUBBARD

Ohio

HEATHER STELLING MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled634

JOPLIN

Missouri

ROGER PHILLIPS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled622

NEWPORT NEWS

Virginia

ROBERT ALLEN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled615

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

ALFRED ANDERSON M.D., D.C.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled609

ST. LOUIS PARK

Minnesota

DANA RICHARD D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled609

GREENACRES

Florida

DAWIT TEKLEHAIMANOT D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled603

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

OLIVER JAMES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled601

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JAMES CAMPAGNA M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled598

VALDOSTA

Georgia

DARRYL FOSTER PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled596

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

REGINA THURMAN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled595

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

BILLY SMITH MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled593

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

DANNY SAILSBURY DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled590

GADSDEN

Alabama

ABDELRAHMAN MOHAMED MD

Specialist

Claims Filled582

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

DELENO WEBB MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled572

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

KENNETH CHOQUETTE D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled571

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

ARNOLD FELDMAN M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled570

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

MICHAEL GIBSON M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled569

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JEROME YOKIEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled569

CLEVELAND

Ohio

AMANDA ZIMMERMAN PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled559

CLEMMONS

North Carolina