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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

161K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 574 of 3362

$49M
Retail Cost

Rank: 408 of 3362

44,182
Patients

Rank: 564 of 3362

20,811
Prescribers

Rank: 609 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

24.4K

2011

60.5K

2012

96.8K

2013

161K

2014

198K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$5.06M

2011

$14.3M

2012

$26M

2013

$49M

2014

$70.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$151

2011

$225

2012

$260

2013

$239

2014

$294

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 4,520 14,479 $4.59M
California 3,491 12,973 $4.19M
North Carolina 2,430 8,801 $2.66M
Pennsylvania 2,317 8,514 $2.49M
Florida 2,290 7,615 $2.28M
New York 2,106 7,407 $2.22M
Ohio 1,916 7,047 $2.02M
Michigan 1,915 6,504 $2.06M
Georgia 1,539 4,590 $1.35M
Tennessee 1,380 4,417 $1.26M
Alabama 1,269 4,188 $1.28M
Indiana 1,081 4,126 $1.34M
Illinois 1,173 4,075 $1.22M
Missouri 1,151 4,002 $1.21M
New Jersey 1,237 3,985 $1.21M
Virginia 1,058 3,760 $1.14M
Wisconsin 976 3,511 $1.06M
Louisiana 989 3,284 $992K
Washington 729 3,130 $947K
South Carolina 883 2,995 $897K
Arizona 810 2,974 $924K
Oklahoma 751 2,946 $866K
Kentucky 779 2,629 $780K
Massachusetts 674 2,589 $772K
Oregon 576 2,558 $773K
Colorado 621 2,516 $832K
Connecticut 699 2,504 $749K
Maryland 621 2,085 $616K
Maine 438 1,773 $542K
Iowa 395 1,715 $495K
Kansas 467 1,628 $500K
Idaho 431 1,623 $492K
Minnesota 359 1,519 $450K
Utah 347 1,399 $452K
New Hampshire 323 1,298 $415K
Nebraska 274 1,200 $367K
Mississippi 361 1,152 $351K
West Virginia 263 928 $300K
Arkansas 244 881 $276K
Montana 172 755 $208K
Nevada 200 752 $248K
South Dakota 116 510 $149K
New Mexico 151 497 $156K
Wyoming 105 464 $131K
Delaware 137 400 $121K
Rhode Island 66 334 $101K
North Dakota 50 264 $71K
Hawaii 50 210 $62.5K
Vermont 43 166 $45.2K
Alaska 32 120 $32.8K
District of Columbia 42 95 $30.2K
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?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for BUTRANS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GRACIELA GALLARDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled402

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

MUNISH LAL

Specialist

Claims Filled352

CHICO

California

ENRIQUE MURCIANO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled316

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

WILSON VELAZQUEZ MD, PA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled281

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

THOMAS RUNYAN MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled265

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

HISHAM HAKIM MDMPH

Specialist

Claims Filled232

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MARK DENNIS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled224

MANDEVILLE

Louisiana

WILLIAM GORE PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled210

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

DANIEL LALONDE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled210

FARMINGTON

Maine

HARRY GARRETT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled206

WEST SALEM

Illinois

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled203

EDINBURG

Texas

ZONGFU CHEN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled200

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ORLANDO LANDRUM MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled177

ELKHART

Indiana

KAMAL AJAM M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled166

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

RONALD PARRIS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled165

HOUSTON

Texas

ANDREW KOWAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled162

BURLINGTON

Massachusetts

WILLIAM DURRETT M.D

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled161

AIKEN

South Carolina

KAMEEL GARAS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled161

BURLINGTON

Massachusetts

RANDALL BREWER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled155

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

ALEX REISH DO

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled153

BOULDER

Colorado

BRUCE DURELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled152

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

CASEY FOWLER ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled151

SEATTLE

Washington

HOWARD COHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled151

DALLAS

Texas

WILLEM NEL

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled145

TAMPA

Florida

DMITRY ARBUCK M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled138

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana