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PENTAZOCINE-NALOXONE HCL

PENTAZOCINE HCL/NALOXONE HCL

Important Information About This Drug

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

19.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1069 of 3362

$2.42M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1179 of 3362

5,483
Patients

Rank: 1085 of 3362

4,334
Prescribers

Rank: 1078 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

42K

2011

26.6K

2012

21.6K

2013

19.5K

2014

16.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.73M

2011

$2.6M

2012

$2.21M

2013

$2.42M

2014

$3.02M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$104

2011

$113

2012

$113

2013

$110

2014

$157

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
Texas 1,453 3,777 $419K
Ohio 239 1,071 $151K
Georgia 401 1,040 $99.2K
Florida 225 971 $109K
Kentucky 232 909 $117K
North Carolina 213 907 $132K
Oklahoma 327 861 $81K
Alabama 236 853 $107K
Arkansas 240 774 $73.1K
California 152 722 $123K
Tennessee 192 697 $83.3K
Pennsylvania 126 617 $76.4K
Michigan 150 604 $75.7K
West Virginia 154 602 $75.8K
Indiana 169 590 $65.9K
Louisiana 188 498 $46.6K
Missouri 101 362 $48.7K
New York 60 327 $45.5K
Virginia 67 299 $41.1K
South Carolina 80 259 $30.9K
New Jersey 35 192 $33.2K
Oregon 23 192 $24.2K
Mississippi 45 176 $16.6K
Massachusetts 29 166 $27.2K
Kansas 24 165 $25.1K
Washington 40 152 $32.9K
Colorado 29 146 $30.8K
Illinois 38 141 $18.3K
Arizona 21 134 $17.6K
Rhode Island 23 132 $14K
New Hampshire 23 122 $17.1K
Utah 21 102 $24.6K
Maryland 17 92 $19K
Idaho 19 83 $11.3K
Wisconsin 19 82 $14.3K
Minnesota 17 81 $11.5K
Iowa 14 79 $10.5K
Montana 14 79 $7,363
Connecticut 17 76 $8,923
Vermont 62 $6,857
New Mexico 16 56 $5,295
Wyoming 56 $10.4K
Nevada 37 $3,841
Nebraska 36 $3,699
Maine 29 $2,828
North Dakota 28 $2,184
Delaware 23 $12.3K
District of Columbia 19 $1,490
Hawaii 16 $2,716
Alaska 14 $2,712
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 PENTAZOCINE-NALOXONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICKY COLLIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled58

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JOSEPH DAWSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

CRAIGSVILLE

West Virginia