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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

ACETAMINOPHEN WITH 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 2014

2.85M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 112 of 3362

$31.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 516 of 3362

1,346,864
Patients

Rank: 60 of 3362

360,564
Prescribers

Rank: 35 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.8M

2011

2.7M

2012

2.72M

2013

2.85M

2014

3.68M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$37.5M

2011

$35.1M

2012

$32.9M

2013

$31.6M

2014

$43.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$14

2011

$14

2012

$13

2013

$9

2014

$10

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 186,332 420,483 $6.02M
Texas 140,784 240,075 $2.44M
Michigan 86,331 197,491 $2.44M
New York 99,567 182,287 $2.01M
Florida 88,729 159,855 $1.46M
Illinois 66,101 148,761 $1.47M
Pennsylvania 71,835 148,508 $1.47M
Ohio 44,297 100,938 $1.22M
New Jersey 50,736 88,548 $723K
Massachusetts 32,643 67,233 $615K
Wisconsin 24,459 59,798 $630K
Georgia 31,830 58,758 $541K
Washington 20,016 52,778 $636K
Missouri 22,040 50,509 $563K
Minnesota 20,427 49,120 $516K
Arizona 23,585 47,158 $526K
Virginia 23,317 46,854 $484K
North Carolina 23,186 46,215 $454K
Kentucky 17,263 46,129 $505K
Maryland 24,155 44,957 $457K
Indiana 20,371 43,863 $480K
Alabama 17,310 41,929 $456K
Tennessee 19,043 41,885 $400K
Arkansas 14,554 33,884 $358K
Oregon 11,892 32,842 $470K
Connecticut 15,924 29,980 $242K
Oklahoma 13,369 29,597 $361K
Louisiana 14,558 28,856 $249K
South Carolina 12,359 24,619 $250K
Mississippi 11,439 24,211 $209K
Colorado 9,805 23,305 $309K
Iowa 9,065 21,950 $227K
West Virginia 8,281 19,613 $214K
Kansas 8,098 19,126 $205K
New Mexico 6,683 15,230 $171K
District of Columbia 6,672 14,090 $146K
Nevada 7,082 13,587 $167K
Maine 5,124 11,904 $128K
Nebraska 4,672 11,119 $108K
Delaware 6,019 11,046 $105K
Rhode Island 5,008 10,851 $108K
Hawaii 5,661 10,117 $124K
Utah 3,600 9,269 $117K
Idaho 3,601 9,262 $115K
New Hampshire 3,674 8,074 $80.7K
Montana 2,529 7,492 $98.9K
South Dakota 2,868 6,788 $69.6K
North Dakota 2,804 6,529 $65.6K
Vermont 1,840 4,355 $43.9K
Alaska 1,372 3,318 $38.3K
Wyoming 1,111 2,734 $27.5K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EDWARD GHEILER MD

Urology

Claims Filled379

HIALEAH

Florida

COLIN ARNOLD M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled378

SACRAMENTO

California

JOHN CODWELL DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled377

HOUSTON

Texas

DAVID SCHICKNER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled376

WACO

Texas

JEROME SITNER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled373

DETROIT

Michigan

VINCENT HUNG MD

Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck

Claims Filled371

PASADENA

California

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled371

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

SAMEER SAWALHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled369

DEARBORN

Michigan

ANGEL VIDAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled365

MIAMI

Florida

LISA BOOKER APN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled363

LEPANTO

Arkansas

JOSEPH HAGEN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled362

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

VICTOR TAYLOR M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled359

AMARILLO

Texas

LARRY BURROWS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled359

FORT WORTH

Texas

CHARLES OKOYE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled355

LOS ANGELES

California

EDUARDO MUNILLA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled353

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MIN CHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

LOS ANGELES

California

DONALD WARE M. D.

Claims Filled349

LOS ANGELES

California

MARTIN GROTHEER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled348

MIAMI

Oklahoma

RICK CASEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled345

EL DORADO SPRINGS

Missouri

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled345

LOS ANGELES

California

HARMER EASON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled344

SYLVESTER

Georgia

NOUNEH DANIELYAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled344

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN WEI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled343

SOUTH GATE

California

EARL FERNANDO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled340

FRESNO

California

MURALI ANGIREKULA M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled335

BEVERLY HILLS

Florida