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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 2015

1.79M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 163 of 3395

$932M
Retail Cost

Rank: 26 of 3395

264,192
Patients

Rank: 253 of 3395

134,627
Prescribers

Rank: 195 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 22,303 135,211 $85.6M
Pennsylvania 19,332 121,092 $61.1M
Florida 17,579 104,525 $61.3M
New York 15,790 89,003 $47.5M
North Carolina 14,081 87,097 $40.7M
New Jersey 12,595 79,822 $42.9M
Ohio 10,363 67,068 $33.4M
Tennessee 8,440 54,060 $28.1M
Massachusetts 7,347 53,920 $24.8M
Wisconsin 7,358 53,599 $25.7M
Missouri 7,710 53,587 $29.7M
Arizona 8,547 50,919 $26.7M
Michigan 8,139 49,821 $32.7M
Texas 8,328 48,970 $30.2M
Minnesota 7,006 47,180 $17.7M
Washington 6,436 43,811 $18.4M
Maryland 6,996 42,998 $19.3M
Colorado 6,025 39,155 $17.3M
Georgia 6,063 38,340 $20.1M
Alabama 5,424 38,172 $20.7M
Connecticut 5,419 37,607 $19.6M
Indiana 5,532 36,565 $19.4M
Illinois 6,748 35,568 $18.2M
Virginia 6,079 34,640 $16.9M
Oklahoma 4,908 32,997 $18.6M
Oregon 4,395 30,251 $13.2M
South Carolina 4,634 27,008 $15.7M
Kentucky 3,833 25,449 $12.9M
Kansas 3,118 21,255 $10.4M
Louisiana 2,720 17,274 $9.45M
New Hampshire 2,311 16,585 $7.26M
Maine 1,945 15,293 $7.79M
Arkansas 2,464 14,477 $7.3M
Iowa 2,062 13,460 $6.14M
Mississippi 1,723 11,457 $5.98M
New Mexico 1,761 11,153 $5.88M
Utah 1,609 11,010 $6.26M
Rhode Island 1,586 10,843 $5.51M
Nebraska 1,586 10,149 $4.41M
Nevada 1,804 10,048 $6.02M
Delaware 1,437 9,945 $5.11M
West Virginia 1,546 9,268 $4.48M
Idaho 1,381 8,493 $4.11M
Montana 1,159 8,202 $3.41M
Vermont 754 6,598 $2.81M
South Dakota 774 5,062 $2.1M
North Dakota 724 3,770 $1.38M
Wyoming 622 3,758 $1.66M
Hawaii 625 3,626 $2.25M
District of Columbia 868 3,199 $1.39M
Alaska 497 3,088 $1.55M
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
DHARAM MANN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled436

WHITING

New Jersey

JAMES BARNETT M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled434

NORTHPORT

Alabama

LISA HODGE CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled432

TUPELO

Mississippi

ROBERT BIGLER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled429

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

AARON SHINKLE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled427

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

CARLA PIANKA PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled427

MT. LAUREL

New Jersey

UDAY UTHAMAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled426

WILMINGTON

Delaware

BENJAMIN VENGER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled422

FORT MOHAVE

Arizona

ASHLEY ADAMO PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled422

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

MARK THIMINEUR MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled422

DERBY

Connecticut

JORGE MIRABELLI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled419

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

BRENDA FRIEND FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled418

BRISTOL

Tennessee

SALLY VAHOVICK PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled418

FRANKLIN

Wisconsin

CHERYL GOYNE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled417

ALABASTER

Alabama

ERIC LOUDERMILK M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled417

ANDERSON

South Carolina

CAMILLE JOHNSON F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled417

WASHINGTON

North Carolina

JOSEPH ROLAND FRENETTE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled416

TRUSSVILLE

Alabama

WADE KING FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled416

BILLINGS

Montana

BALDEV SINGH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled413

FRESNO

California

HOWARD HOFFBERG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled412

OWINGS MILLS

Maryland

PATRICK RHOADES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled411

MODESTO

California

ERNEST HODGES PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled410

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

JONATHAN DAITCH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled409

FORT MYERS

Florida

LINDA BELL NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled409

BILOXI

Mississippi

ELIZABETH HYLA ANP.C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled407

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York