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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
DAWIT TEKLEHAIMANOT D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled507

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

CHAIM MANDELBAUM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled504

NEW YORK

New York

SANJAY MEHTA DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled503

WYTHEVILLE

Virginia

BRENDA FRIEND FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled497

BRISTOL

Tennessee

JUDITH HARRISON BATES NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled493

BRIGHTON

Massachusetts

STEVEN MANGAR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled492

SALINAS

California

ALEXANDER PISATURO M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled489

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JUSTIN SEGREST FNP, MSN, RN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled489

MOUNT AIRY

North Carolina

LAUREN MYERS PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled483

MEADOWBROOK

Pennsylvania

JAIME GUERRERO MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled481

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

NEAL TAUB M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled481

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

JAMES DAMBROGIO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled477

HUBBARD

Ohio

STEVE FANTO MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled476

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

THOMAS RATINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled476

FORT WORTH

Texas

ELIZABETH HYLA ANP.C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled475

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

JOHN OTERO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled474

BAY PINES

Florida

BRIJ VAID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled471

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

GARRETT DIXON M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled468

FRANKLIN

Pennsylvania

SIMON GALAPO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled467

MEADOWBROOK

Pennsylvania

GAY GUNDERSEN WATSON RN FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled465

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

JAMES SANTELLA FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled464

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

SEUNG KIM M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled464

RALEIGH

North Carolina

EDWARD LUBIN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled461

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

ASMA SIDDIQUI MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled460

MATAWAN

New Jersey

LISA HODGE CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled460

TUPELO

Mississippi