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BUPRENORPHINE HCL

Important Information About This Drug

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

77.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 718 of 3362

$10.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 803 of 3362

10,809
Patients

Rank: 904 of 3362

5,440
Prescribers

Rank: 1013 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

26.4K

2011

39.8K

2012

57.8K

2013

77.3K

2014

90.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.15M

2011

$8.43M

2012

$10.7M

2013

$10.6M

2014

$11M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$352

2011

$345

2012

$364

2013

$319

2014

$329

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
Florida 1,345 8,063 $1.19M
California 1,030 6,489 $1.01M
Tennessee 630 5,939 $566K
Pennsylvania 475 3,552 $502K
Ohio 437 3,325 $395K
Michigan 489 2,978 $501K
Massachusetts 316 2,972 $294K
Texas 505 2,874 $401K
Oregon 420 2,859 $414K
Washington 354 2,612 $358K
North Carolina 302 2,439 $347K
New York 382 2,275 $344K
New Jersey 293 2,071 $298K
New Hampshire 225 1,915 $289K
Indiana 258 1,728 $263K
Alabama 372 1,677 $239K
Virginia 167 1,562 $173K
Georgia 251 1,535 $256K
Utah 228 1,469 $217K
Oklahoma 193 1,251 $173K
Kentucky 155 1,221 $148K
Maine 120 1,153 $108K
Illinois 187 1,134 $141K
Arizona 190 1,056 $137K
Vermont 47 1,017 $77.6K
Missouri 158 1,012 $157K
Louisiana 162 1,004 $152K
Maryland 152 897 $140K
Connecticut 124 863 $132K
Idaho 100 800 $140K
South Carolina 128 782 $109K
Colorado 121 716 $106K
Mississippi 125 712 $106K
Wisconsin 92 619 $71.5K
Hawaii 81 541 $105K
Rhode Island 69 509 $75.1K
Minnesota 88 508 $75.3K
Nevada 103 434 $57.6K
Kansas 100 417 $72.4K
Arkansas 60 354 $56.1K
New Mexico 56 337 $40.7K
West Virginia 50 331 $31.6K
Alaska 44 311 $37.3K
Montana 40 259 $34K
Wyoming 29 206 $23.8K
District of Columbia 17 133 $16.9K
Nebraska 24 133 $13.7K
South Dakota 16 87 $9,594
Iowa 59 $7,856
Delaware 17 $2,552
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 BUPRENORPHINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK WEINER MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled438

YPSILANTI

Michigan

THOMAS RAULERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled401

GAINESVILLE

Florida

JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled375

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

HERBERT MALINOFF MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled366

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

CHARLES HERRIN M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled278

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

LORN MILLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled275

JASPER

Alabama

DMITRY ARBUCK M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled236

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

CLAUDE CURRAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled230

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

GEORGE SCONTSAS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled219

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

PETER ERHARDT MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled193

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

STUART FINKELSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled191

LAKEWOOD

California

BRUCE DURELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled185

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

GRACIELA GALLARDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled185

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

TRACY GOEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

JONATHAN DAITCH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled183

FORT MYERS

Florida

MICHAEL BROWN M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled182

DES MOINES

Washington

DOUGLAS WILLIAMS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled182

BRISTOL

Tennessee

GREGORY RUDOLF MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled180

SEATTLE

Washington

DAVID ALLINGHAM M.D.

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Claims Filled179

OAKTON

Virginia

TONY YOST MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled173

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

ROBERT RUST M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled172

SANDPOINT

Idaho

MATTHEW GANGWER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled169

BRISTOL

Tennessee

SRINIVAS ERRAGOLLA M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled169

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

MICHAEL MILLER M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled168

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MICHAEL FREY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled167

FORT MYERS

Florida