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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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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
MARION RICHARDSON M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled562

VERO BEACH

Florida

MICHAEL COZZI MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled555

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

JEROME YOKIEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled553

CLEVELAND

Ohio

GROVER BERRYHILL PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled552

BENSON

North Carolina

HOWARD DIAMOND MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled552

RICHARDSON

Texas

CYRUS BAKHIT MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled551

ROANOKE

Virginia

ALEXIS CORAZON MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled548

PATERSON

New Jersey

KENNETH CHOQUETTE D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled545

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

CONSTANTIN STARCHOOK MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled540

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

GABRIEL SOMORI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled539

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

DELENO WEBB MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled538

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

JOHN DOWNEY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled537

AUGUSTA

Georgia

NAGA THOTA MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled536

EL CAJON

California

DEBBRA HADDEN ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled534

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

CHRISTOPHER CREIGHTON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled534

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

PATRICK TITUS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled533

MILFORD

Delaware

BILLY SMITH MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled529

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

KAMAL KABAKIBOU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled521

ATLANTA

Georgia

HARY AILINANI MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled517

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

MICHAEL DOLE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled514

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

STUART KAUFFMAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled514

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

FABIAN RAMOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled511

BRADENTON

Florida

KUSSAY NASSR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled511

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

DANA RICHARD D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled510

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

DARREN RATH RPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled509

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York