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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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66%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.72M

2011

1.82M

2012

1.92M

2013

1.91M

2014

1.79M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$833M

2011

$904M

2012

$945M

2013

$955M

2014

$932M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$371

2011

$401

2012

$394

2013

$404

2014

$436

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
LISA GUTHRIE NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled460

MONTICELLO

Illinois

ANTHONY PICCHIELLO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled459

PORT ORANGE

Florida

MELISSA GALLAGHER PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled458

BAYONNE

New Jersey

EUGENE GOSY

Neurology

Claims Filled457

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

HOWARD HOFFBERG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled456

OWINGS MILLS

Maryland

MONIKA CHAVES APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled456

OXFORD

Connecticut

DEBORAH FISHER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled449

SHERMAN

Texas

RYAN MICHAUD MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled449

ROUND ROCK

Texas

ABDELRAHMAN MOHAMED MD

Specialist

Claims Filled444

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

PETER COVELESKI DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled443

MILFORD

Delaware

KIMBERLY STEIN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled443

MARGATE

Florida

GWENDOLYN KOSEVICH MSN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled438

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

INAI MKANDAWIRE D.O.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled436

OWINGS MILLS

Maryland

STUART HARTMAN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled435

LEBANON

Pennsylvania

KYRIAKI REVENIDIS FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled433

HAMMONTON

New Jersey

GRACIELA GALLARDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled432

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ROBERT BIGLER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled432

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

SHAILESH UPADHYAY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled430

ANNISTON

Alabama

CHERYL GOYNE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled425

ALABASTER

Alabama

JUSTYNA MIRA CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled424

PIKESVILLE

Maryland

DINA MELLO NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled423

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

JEFFREY CAUDILL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled423

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

KERI HOLLIS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled422

LEBANON

Tennessee

DONNA ELLSWORTH MSN, NP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled421

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

ROSS NELSON MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled418

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana