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NUCYNTA

TAPENTADOL HCL

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 2014

83.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 707 of 3362

$24.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 574 of 3362

24,193
Patients

Rank: 713 of 3362

16,372
Prescribers

Rank: 672 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

57K

2011

71.4K

2012

83K

2013

83.2K

2014

87.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$12.2M

2011

$17.4M

2012

$22M

2013

$24.7M

2014

$35.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$126

2011

$148

2012

$165

2013

$173

2014

$230

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
New York 2,675 8,419 $2.56M
North Carolina 1,981 6,708 $2.07M
California 1,852 6,559 $2.15M
Florida 2,297 6,556 $1.92M
Ohio 1,255 4,648 $1.31M
Pennsylvania 1,212 4,512 $1.19M
New Jersey 1,082 3,459 $946K
Texas 980 3,233 $1.07M
Georgia 989 3,172 $880K
Alabama 637 2,634 $794K
Indiana 617 2,424 $744K
Virginia 620 2,117 $658K
South Carolina 777 2,069 $558K
Illinois 500 1,765 $559K
Michigan 489 1,726 $542K
Arkansas 519 1,691 $515K
Missouri 513 1,680 $526K
Maryland 449 1,619 $455K
Tennessee 507 1,341 $365K
Kentucky 308 1,288 $362K
Colorado 355 1,123 $359K
Arizona 372 1,060 $301K
Oklahoma 352 990 $319K
Wisconsin 290 983 $323K
Connecticut 258 913 $261K
Nebraska 261 808 $188K
Washington 226 790 $237K
Massachusetts 182 786 $225K
Iowa 250 785 $198K
Louisiana 270 731 $212K
Kansas 185 620 $167K
Utah 183 608 $169K
Mississippi 183 563 $146K
Oregon 133 534 $157K
Nevada 177 462 $147K
New Hampshire 91 444 $124K
South Dakota 116 420 $133K
Minnesota 85 405 $120K
West Virginia 119 391 $119K
Delaware 84 352 $116K
Idaho 98 284 $93.2K
North Dakota 43 187 $38K
New Mexico 48 177 $56.6K
Maine 47 176 $54.4K
Vermont 21 119 $43.7K
Montana 31 111 $31.3K
Hawaii 28 84 $27.1K
District of Columbia 21 61 $17.6K
Rhode Island 23 60 $13.3K
Wyoming 16 44 $15.6K
Alaska 18 38 $9,171
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 »

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Top prescribers for NUCYNTA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK UDY PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

ST GEORGE

Utah

ALAN GRUSKIN D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

TAMARAC

Florida

ANTHONY FAVA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

ANNISTON

Alabama

KEVIN DREW MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

MISHAWAKA

Indiana

TRACI MORGAN PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled51

SAN DIEGO

California

MICHAEL BRENNAN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled51

FAIRFIELD

Connecticut

RILEY LOVE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

PADUCAH

Kentucky

NICOLE MARKOVCY CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled51

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

DANIEL MEDIC DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

NORTH HUNTINGDON

Pennsylvania

ELLEN ROBERTSON FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled52

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

EVAN EVANS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled52

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

ANTHONY AFONG M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled52

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

KENNETH GALANG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled53

FORT MYERS

Florida

JEAN BERNARD MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled53

TULSA

Oklahoma

BART GATZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled53

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

JOHN KITTREDGE PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled53

MISHAWAKA

Indiana

SETH IVINS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

NEWARK

Delaware

CHARLES GALEA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled54

WAYCROSS

Georgia

ROLAND JONES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

KENNETH SUN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

WIND GAP

Pennsylvania

LEONILDE ALVES PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled55

DURHAM

North Carolina

MITCHELL SIMONS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled55

CINCINNATI

Ohio

LARRY DRIVER M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled55

HOUSTON

Texas

BHARAT SHAH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled55

LORAIN

Ohio

DAVID ZUB M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled55

LELAND

North Carolina