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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 2015

1.79M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 163 of 3395

$932M
Retail Cost

Rank: 26 of 3395

264,192
Patients

Rank: 253 of 3395

134,627
Prescribers

Rank: 195 of 3395

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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

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.72M

2011

1.82M

2012

1.92M

2013

1.91M

2014

1.79M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$833M

2011

$904M

2012

$945M

2013

$955M

2014

$932M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$371

2011

$401

2012

$394

2013

$404

2014

$436

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 22,303 135,211 $85.6M
Pennsylvania 19,332 121,092 $61.1M
Florida 17,579 104,525 $61.3M
New York 15,790 89,003 $47.5M
North Carolina 14,081 87,097 $40.7M
New Jersey 12,595 79,822 $42.9M
Ohio 10,363 67,068 $33.4M
Tennessee 8,440 54,060 $28.1M
Massachusetts 7,347 53,920 $24.8M
Wisconsin 7,358 53,599 $25.7M
Missouri 7,710 53,587 $29.7M
Arizona 8,547 50,919 $26.7M
Michigan 8,139 49,821 $32.7M
Texas 8,328 48,970 $30.2M
Minnesota 7,006 47,180 $17.7M
Washington 6,436 43,811 $18.4M
Maryland 6,996 42,998 $19.3M
Colorado 6,025 39,155 $17.3M
Georgia 6,063 38,340 $20.1M
Alabama 5,424 38,172 $20.7M
Connecticut 5,419 37,607 $19.6M
Indiana 5,532 36,565 $19.4M
Illinois 6,748 35,568 $18.2M
Virginia 6,079 34,640 $16.9M
Oklahoma 4,908 32,997 $18.6M
Oregon 4,395 30,251 $13.2M
South Carolina 4,634 27,008 $15.7M
Kentucky 3,833 25,449 $12.9M
Kansas 3,118 21,255 $10.4M
Louisiana 2,720 17,274 $9.45M
New Hampshire 2,311 16,585 $7.26M
Maine 1,945 15,293 $7.79M
Arkansas 2,464 14,477 $7.3M
Iowa 2,062 13,460 $6.14M
Mississippi 1,723 11,457 $5.98M
New Mexico 1,761 11,153 $5.88M
Utah 1,609 11,010 $6.26M
Rhode Island 1,586 10,843 $5.51M
Nebraska 1,586 10,149 $4.41M
Nevada 1,804 10,048 $6.02M
Delaware 1,437 9,945 $5.11M
West Virginia 1,546 9,268 $4.48M
Idaho 1,381 8,493 $4.11M
Montana 1,159 8,202 $3.41M
Vermont 754 6,598 $2.81M
South Dakota 774 5,062 $2.1M
North Dakota 724 3,770 $1.38M
Wyoming 622 3,758 $1.66M
Hawaii 625 3,626 $2.25M
District of Columbia 868 3,199 $1.39M
Alaska 497 3,088 $1.55M
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
ROBERT GUIRGUIS DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled656

TAMPA

Florida

CHRISTOPHER CREIGHTON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled655

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

BRUCE COPLIN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled640

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

MARTIN MARTUCCI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled640

TULSA

Oklahoma

FABIAN RAMOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled635

BRADENTON

Florida

RONALD SEGURA MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled634

COVINGTON

Louisiana

KANIZ KHAN-JAFFERY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled631

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP

New Jersey

JAWED HUSSAIN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled630

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

EUGENE GOSY

Neurology

Claims Filled630

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

KAMAL KABAKIBOU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled626

ATLANTA

Georgia

HEATHER STELLING MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled615

JOPLIN

Missouri

OLIVER JAMES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled614

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JEANNE GERMEIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled612

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

GLENN SAPERSTEIN D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled611

SAGINAW

Michigan

DANNY SAILSBURY DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled605

GADSDEN

Alabama

KIMBERLY KUREY NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled592

VESTAL

New York

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled592

ATHENS

Georgia

ORRIE CLEMENS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled588

FORT COLLINS

Colorado

JAMES CAMPAGNA M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled586

VALDOSTA

Georgia

ASHLEY DIZNEY

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled581

DERBY

Connecticut

JAYAM KRISHNA IYER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled573

CLEARWATER

Florida

STEVE FANTO MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled569

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

SANJAY MEHTA DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled568

WYTHEVILLE

Virginia

GABRIEL SOMORI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled556

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

STEPHEN KELLY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled553

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma