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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
SUMNER CULLOM M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,321

OSCEOLA

Arkansas

JONATHAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,301

LONG BEACH

California

HENRY PIMENTEL M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled1,036

CHICAGO

Illinois

HENRY GRAINGER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled940

HOUSTON

Texas

PERRY TIMBERLAKE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled905

GREENSBORO

Alabama

RAUL CHAO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled883

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

ADAM TASSIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled832

VILLE PLATTE

Louisiana

DAVID NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled820

SEATTLE

Washington

ROSS CAMPBELL MD

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled793

ATHENS

Georgia

SONY VO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled734

SAN DIEGO

California

MOHAMMED MAZUMDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled725

PRESTONSBURG

Kentucky

JOHN MARSHALL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled630

AMERICUS

Georgia

MICHAEL PUTMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled622

DECATUR

Alabama

VELLAIAPPAN SOMASUNDARAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled616

SOUTH WILLIAMSON

Kentucky

CHARLES OKOYE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled596

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHNNY GATES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled588

DALLAS

Texas

JEROME ANTONY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled584

CHICAGO

Illinois

NICHOLAS TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled575

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled574

ROSEMEAD

California

RICK BASSETT M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled570

HARLINGEN

Texas

JAE CHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled555

LOS ANGELES

California

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled549

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

ABID KHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled548

CLARE

Michigan

CHARLES OKONKWO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled538

LOS ANGELES

California

WILLIAM BROOKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled536

MACON

Georgia