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NUCYNTA

Important Information About This Drug

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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

83K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 681 of 3238

$22M
Retail Cost

Rank: 581 of 3238

25,925
Patients

Rank: 664 of 3238

17,491
Prescribers

Rank: 618 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 2,894 8,423 $2.32M
Florida 2,633 6,988 $1.82M
North Carolina 2,084 6,680 $1.95M
California 1,893 6,162 $1.8M
Ohio 1,393 4,820 $1.2M
Pennsylvania 1,436 4,676 $1.1M
New Jersey 1,269 3,708 $867K
Georgia 982 2,943 $740K
Texas 980 2,889 $853K
Alabama 737 2,817 $746K
Indiana 690 2,450 $675K
Virginia 635 2,032 $565K
Missouri 542 1,823 $547K
Michigan 581 1,706 $479K
Tennessee 623 1,656 $400K
Arkansas 482 1,647 $412K
Kentucky 427 1,555 $377K
Illinois 465 1,525 $419K
South Carolina 538 1,379 $348K
Maryland 412 1,341 $347K
Oklahoma 358 1,107 $314K
Arizona 356 1,055 $278K
Colorado 335 1,045 $295K
Connecticut 321 958 $235K
Louisiana 311 946 $253K
Wisconsin 247 902 $276K
Massachusetts 229 869 $226K
Nebraska 267 803 $175K
Iowa 276 796 $179K
Washington 222 778 $211K
Kansas 178 639 $157K
Utah 154 481 $117K
Oregon 117 479 $121K
South Dakota 123 467 $122K
Nevada 192 448 $123K
Delaware 128 445 $128K
West Virginia 118 432 $115K
New Hampshire 110 428 $117K
Minnesota 113 420 $109K
Mississippi 184 419 $95K
Idaho 91 319 $87K
North Dakota 61 206 $44.8K
Maine 48 196 $59K
New Mexico 57 167 $38.8K
Montana 44 128 $30.9K
Vermont 27 102 $27.8K
Hawaii 40 86 $23.9K
Wyoming 25 70 $20.6K
District of Columbia 23 64 $18.2K
Alaska 20 51 $13.3K
Rhode Island 23 46 $8,965
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 NUCYNTA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KEVIN COYLE MB BCH BAO LRCPSI

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled411

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

ROMATH WAGHMARAE

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled194

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

DIANA MCKEITHAN FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled188

FAIRMONT

North Carolina

HOWARD COHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled160

DALLAS

Texas

MARVA RICH PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled153

MAMERS

North Carolina

MICHAEL KENDRICK MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled148

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

GROVER BERRYHILL PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled147

BENSON

North Carolina

KURT GOLD MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled145

OMAHA

Nebraska

RAJBIR MINHAS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled140

CINCINNATI

Ohio

THOMAS RUNYAN MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled136

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

PHILIPPE BERENGER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled132

CLEVELAND

Ohio

THOMAS DEGREGORY D.O.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled130

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

SVETLANA PYATIGORSKAYA FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled129

BROOKLYN

New York

LISA WONNELL-CHIZMAR NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled125

TOLEDO

Ohio

DARYL GORDON

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled122

QUAKERTOWN

Pennsylvania

CHERYL GOYNE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled121

ALABASTER

Alabama

IRVING HABER D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled114

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

REBECCA HOLDREN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled113

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

CHARLES BONNER MD, MS, CRP

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled113

RICHMOND

Virginia

WILLIAM CARLILE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled112

WARSAW

Missouri

ROBERT ALLEN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled112

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

ROGER KEMP M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled111

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

MELANIE ROSENBLATT MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled111

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

AARON GOOTMAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled108

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

KAMAL AJAM M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled107

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina