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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate 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

2.72M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 115 of 3238

$32.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 486 of 3238

1,212,371
Patients

Rank: 65 of 3238

346,259
Prescribers

Rank: 38 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 171,110 415,286 $6.34M
New York 106,414 199,063 $2.48M
Michigan 80,522 190,385 $2.46M
Florida 84,438 157,570 $1.59M
Pennsylvania 70,717 150,132 $1.63M
Illinois 60,481 144,948 $1.65M
Texas 57,965 115,085 $1.3M
Ohio 44,370 103,473 $1.35M
New Jersey 50,193 89,078 $801K
Massachusetts 32,889 68,145 $673K
Wisconsin 24,976 60,875 $702K
Washington 19,793 53,644 $707K
Minnesota 21,170 51,835 $598K
Georgia 26,228 51,817 $527K
Missouri 21,027 50,276 $600K
North Carolina 23,704 48,229 $528K
Virginia 22,797 46,941 $525K
Indiana 21,052 46,884 $587K
Arizona 22,808 46,732 $606K
Kentucky 15,332 44,395 $535K
Maryland 22,538 42,789 $480K
Alabama 16,325 42,391 $506K
Tennessee 18,139 41,686 $459K
Oregon 11,856 34,157 $505K
Connecticut 15,880 30,701 $273K
Louisiana 13,581 28,995 $273K
Arkansas 10,578 27,651 $321K
Oklahoma 9,612 24,322 $320K
Mississippi 10,830 24,031 $233K
Colorado 9,400 23,033 $339K
Iowa 9,195 22,578 $254K
South Carolina 9,796 20,982 $258K
Kansas 8,225 19,924 $227K
West Virginia 7,009 17,818 $215K
New Mexico 7,057 16,098 $203K
District of Columbia 6,458 14,125 $160K
Nevada 6,079 12,579 $175K
Maine 5,179 12,315 $154K
Nebraska 4,706 11,601 $121K
Rhode Island 5,145 11,590 $125K
Hawaii 5,885 10,564 $130K
Delaware 5,664 10,338 $104K
Utah 3,515 9,319 $124K
Idaho 3,470 9,202 $123K
New Hampshire 3,815 8,285 $92.9K
Montana 2,548 7,602 $103K
South Dakota 3,025 7,349 $78.2K
North Dakota 2,962 6,737 $73.3K
Vermont 1,949 4,437 $45.4K
Alaska 1,455 3,497 $42K
Wyoming 1,030 2,913 $34.1K
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 ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JERRY WOOLUM MD

Surgery

Claims Filled50

PINEVILLE

Kentucky

DAVID SCHWALB MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FERNDALE

New York

JAMES RICHARDS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

PATRICIA MICHELS NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

FOND DU LAC

Wisconsin

LARRY JOHNSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JAMESTOWN

North Dakota

EVELYN LOVE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

BRUCE WILLNER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

STEPHAN XYDAKIS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

PALOS HEIGHTS

Illinois

KENNY SIZEMORE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

PAUL WALKER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

APRIL QUINONES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

DUANE GOLOMB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COVENTRY

Rhode Island

MICHAEL EGGEBRECHT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ST JOSEPH

Michigan

KATHERINE ANDERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DENVER

Colorado

JANET LARSON FNP, PSYNP, PHD

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

AITKIN

Minnesota

CYRIL DODGE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

VANCOUVER

Washington

BRIAN CROSS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GRIFFIN

Georgia

JOSE DOMINGUEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

MICHAEL DEMKO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MESA

Arizona

ANTHONY DRAPPI MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEOMINSTER

Massachusetts

JOSEPH DELL'ORFANO M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled50

HARTFORD

Connecticut

NEQUITA DOWLING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAMPTON

Virginia

CLYDE DAWSON M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled50

JOLIET

Illinois

NEAL ERKES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

BERNARD FEINSTEIN DDS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania