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OXYCONTIN

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

1.81M
Medicare Part D Claims
$901M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 128,029 $84.2M
Pennsylvania 120,707 $55.4M
Florida 105,473 $59.4M
Ohio 85,966 $39.4M
North Carolina 81,760 $36.5M
New Jersey 80,439 $40.9M
New York 78,286 $40.6M
Tennessee 58,952 $34.9M
Wisconsin 56,131 $24.8M
Missouri 55,001 $27.9M
Arizona 53,152 $25.8M
Massachusetts 50,149 $23.5M
Minnesota 48,744 $15.3M
Washington 46,865 $17.7M
Michigan 45,806 $28.2M
Texas 44,925 $26.4M
Colorado 43,142 $16.9M
Indiana 43,132 $21.1M
Georgia 38,981 $19.2M
Connecticut 37,388 $19.5M
Virginia 35,006 $16.7M
Illinois 34,814 $16.8M
Alabama 34,179 $17.5M
Oregon 34,176 $14M
Maryland 32,148 $13.5M
Kentucky 31,996 $15.6M
Oklahoma 31,526 $17.8M
South Carolina 28,145 $15.3M
Kansas 20,067 $9.58M
Maine 17,885 $8.15M
Louisiana 17,209 $9.98M
Iowa 16,671 $6.62M
Arkansas 16,667 $8.45M
New Hampshire 16,222 $6.88M
Rhode Island 15,395 $7.39M
New Mexico 13,280 $6.37M
Mississippi 12,040 $6.33M
Utah 11,568 $6.08M
West Virginia 11,185 $5.23M
Nebraska 11,107 $4.24M
Delaware 9,878 $4.74M
Nevada 9,465 $5.57M
Idaho 8,923 $4.12M
Montana 8,821 $3.49M
Vermont 6,674 $2.66M
South Dakota 5,294 $2.02M
Hawaii 5,146 $2.68M
Wyoming 4,051 $1.58M
North Dakota 3,943 $1.2M
Alaska 3,269 $1.45M
District of Columbia 3,018 $1.17M
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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
KAMAL KABAKIBOU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled469

ATLANTA

Georgia

BRENTON WYNN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled468

SAN DIEGO

California

STEPHEN KATZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled467

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

STEVE FANTO MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled467

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

EUGENE GOSY

Neurology

Claims Filled466

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

WADE KING FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled465

BILLINGS

Montana

THOMAS CASTELLANO M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled464

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

DESIREE KINARD PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled461

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

WASHINGTON BRYAN M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled460

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN FRIEDL D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled460

ROLAND

Oklahoma

MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled459

DECATUR

Alabama

JOHN COUCH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled459

MOBILE

Alabama

SIDNEY WILLIAMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled456

STILLWATER

Oklahoma

TODD TURLEY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled456

PHOENIX

Arizona

ALEJANDRO BLACHAR M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled450

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

MARION RICHARDSON M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled449

VERO BEACH

Florida

LESTER STONEY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled449

NEWPORT BEACH

California

OLIVER JAMES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled449

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ANTHONY PICCHIELLO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled448

PORT ORANGE

Florida

EMILIO SUAREZ D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled448

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

DONNA DAVIS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled448

ELKIN

North Carolina

CLEMENCIA RASQUINHA M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled447

ENGLEWOOD

Colorado

ALFRED ANDERSON M.D., D.C.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled443

ST. LOUIS PARK

Minnesota

MAHMOOD NASIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled441

SUNBURY

Pennsylvania

ROBERT THOMAS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled441

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama