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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
JOHN DOWNEY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled489

AUGUSTA

Georgia

MICHAEL DOLE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled485

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

AARON GOOTMAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled485

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

LUCIANA ARNTSON ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled484

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

SCOTT DORFNER D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled481

BURLINGTON

New Jersey

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled480

GADSDEN

Alabama

ALLISON GORSKI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled480

N DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

DEBORAH FISHER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled477

SHERMAN

Texas

KANIZ KHAN-JAFFERY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled474

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP

New Jersey

JOHN GRIFFITH PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled472

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

EDWARD LUBIN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled467

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

CHRISTOPHER HILL M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled463

SAN BERNARDINO

California

STUART HARTMAN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled462

LEBANON

Pennsylvania

DESIREE KINARD PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled460

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

DEBORAH DZIELSKI ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled459

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

DONNA ELLSWORTH MSN, NP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled459

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

CHRISTOPHER CREIGHTON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled457

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

FRED LIEBOWITZ M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled454

FORT MYERS

Florida

THOMAS RATINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled454

FORT WORTH

Texas

STEVE FANTO MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled454

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

DEBBRA HADDEN ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled454

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

LAURIE GREISCH F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled453

BRICK

New Jersey

ALLEN TATE PA

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled453

MANCHESTER

Tennessee

GEORGE SIDHOM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled453

SPRING HILL

Florida

JENS PALMER ANP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled452

PINEHURST

North Carolina