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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 2015

3.68M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 94 of 3395

$43.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 470 of 3395

1,721,674
Patients

Rank: 49 of 3395

393,864
Prescribers

Rank: 28 of 3395

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 319,068 683,171 $7.85M
California 235,134 502,053 $7.39M
Michigan 98,112 230,803 $3.24M
Florida 102,494 183,760 $1.91M
New York 99,549 177,808 $2.08M
Illinois 79,803 171,867 $1.8M
Pennsylvania 79,710 160,455 $1.76M
Ohio 48,766 107,292 $1.39M
New Jersey 55,432 94,889 $865K
Georgia 48,474 88,788 $855K
Massachusetts 34,091 68,654 $617K
Wisconsin 26,506 62,405 $729K
Missouri 27,932 60,964 $742K
Arkansas 23,431 57,660 $695K
Washington 22,641 56,121 $734K
Kentucky 20,205 55,258 $675K
Alabama 20,960 52,811 $643K
Virginia 26,160 51,085 $564K
Tennessee 23,594 50,469 $527K
Arizona 26,315 50,243 $601K
North Carolina 26,273 50,150 $532K
Minnesota 21,991 49,954 $602K
Maryland 27,984 49,950 $527K
Indiana 23,335 48,780 $590K
Oklahoma 20,673 46,916 $609K
Louisiana 20,987 41,331 $387K
Oregon 13,574 34,882 $511K
South Carolina 16,504 33,008 $383K
Connecticut 18,022 32,749 $272K
Mississippi 13,812 29,574 $284K
West Virginia 11,387 28,070 $339K
Colorado 11,614 25,003 $354K
Iowa 10,455 23,462 $262K
Kansas 9,588 21,810 $258K
Nevada 9,699 18,174 $243K
New Mexico 7,469 16,236 $204K
District of Columbia 7,231 14,588 $164K
Maine 5,828 12,672 $148K
Delaware 6,716 12,159 $125K
Nebraska 5,364 11,816 $126K
Hawaii 6,579 11,212 $132K
Idaho 4,748 11,117 $144K
Rhode Island 5,389 11,039 $98.1K
Utah 4,356 10,803 $154K
New Hampshire 4,375 9,356 $95.7K
Montana 2,808 7,994 $113K
South Dakota 2,937 6,874 $80.3K
North Dakota 3,006 6,643 $70.9K
Vermont 1,814 4,116 $42.5K
Alaska 1,649 3,466 $42.7K
Wyoming 1,290 2,758 $31.9K
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 ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WASSIM SAIKALI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled604

BECKLEY

West Virginia

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled603

ROYSTON

Georgia

JEROME SITNER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled585

DETROIT

Michigan

VELLAIAPPAN SOMASUNDARAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled579

SOUTH WILLIAMSON

Kentucky

GORDON CONNOR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled564

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

SANJAY REDDY M.D;M.P.H

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled555

LONGVIEW

Texas

KHOA NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled553

HOUSTON

Texas

CLIFFORD GARVIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled550

DENISON

Texas

JEAN WOEL LATORTUE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled548

MT VERNON

Texas

ANTHONY DOTI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled544

DALLAS

Texas

PHILLIP GOLOMB

Family Medicine

Claims Filled537

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

BILLY CARSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled537

JACKSONVILLE

Texas

SANJOY SUNDARESAN M.D.

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled534

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled533

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES RACE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled532

DALLAS

Texas

CHRISTOPHER NGUYEN D.D.S

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled529

WESTMINSTER

California

PRITI BHARDWAJ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled527

TAYLOR

Michigan

JAMES CROCKETT D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled526

MARLIN

Texas

ADAM TASSIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled524

VILLE PLATTE

Louisiana

SHAMA QURAISHI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled522

BEAUMONT

Texas

AMJAD ALI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled518

LONDON

Kentucky

CAREY ALKIRE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled517

TEXARKANA

Texas

VINCENT HUNG MD

Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck

Claims Filled510

PASADENA

California

LILLIAN WILLIAMS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled509

EDINBURG

Texas

AMER MALIK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled508

LYNN HAVEN

Florida