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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
SHERRI VALENTI ANP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled451

BUFFALO

New York

BRYAN ELZHOLZ MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled448

BRONX

New York

CHRISTOPHER RUBEL

Family Medicine

Claims Filled444

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

EDWIN KELSEY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled443

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

GAY GUNDERSEN WATSON RN FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled442

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

MARK LODICO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled440

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

ABDULLAHI MUBARAK M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled437

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

CHRISTOPHER NELSON M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled433

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MAHMOOD NASIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled431

SUNBURY

Pennsylvania

EUGENE GOSY

Neurology

Claims Filled429

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled426

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

LISA HODGE CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled425

TUPELO

Mississippi

PETER COVELESKI DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled424

MILFORD

Delaware

BRIJ VAID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled422

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RENAUD RODRIGUE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled421

DALLAS

Texas

AMY POWERS APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled417

LEBANON

Tennessee

DAVID SHALLCROSS MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled417

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

CHERYL GOYNE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled416

ALABASTER

Alabama

HARVEY JENKINS M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled415

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

GABRIEL SOMORI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled410

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

JON LUM PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled410

WATERBURY

Connecticut

JOHN OTERO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled410

BAY PINES

Florida

JAMES MCGINNIS DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled409

WHEELERSBURG

Ohio

BRENDA FRIEND FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled409

BRISTOL

Tennessee

SIMON GALAPO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled408

MEADOWBROOK

Pennsylvania