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FENTANYL

Duragesic (Fentanyl) is an opioid (narcotic) medicine that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Fentanyl

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

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

12.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1230 of 3362

$97.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 245 of 3362

2,700
Patients

Rank: 1336 of 3362

846
Prescribers

Rank: 1726 of 3362

More info on related drug Fentanyl »

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82%

of people say

it's worth it

78%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

305

2012

5,072

2013

12.2K

2014

15.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$933K

2012

$29.9M

2013

$97.2M

2014

$163M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

$435

2012

$703

2013

$2,126

2014

$3,237

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 430 2,052 $15M
California 367 1,730 $14.4M
New York 195 786 $7.99M
Texas 199 778 $6.99M
Michigan 247 751 $5.17M
New Jersey 152 726 $5.46M
Alabama 158 704 $4.59M
Alaska 87 430 $3.97M
Tennessee 111 403 $4.12M
Pennsylvania 63 346 $2.6M
Ohio 97 336 $2.16M
Connecticut 55 318 $2.54M
Colorado 57 300 $2.54M
Arizona 46 228 $2.21M
New Hampshire 39 219 $2M
Maryland 24 187 $1.03M
Indiana 44 187 $1.4M
Washington 23 171 $1.68M
Nevada 25 147 $1.03M
North Carolina 28 141 $656K
Georgia 26 130 $941K
Missouri 30 128 $1.08M
Utah 18 124 $877K
Oklahoma 40 118 $1.3M
Illinois 28 109 $844K
Kansas 25 99 $999K
Virginia 20 99 $693K
South Carolina 19 98 $420K
Kentucky 67 $689K
Rhode Island 13 51 $335K
Arkansas 11 39 $392K
Mississippi 33 $190K
Minnesota 33 $194K
Massachusetts 26 $245K
Idaho 21 $134K
Louisiana 13 $80.4K
Nebraska 12 $35.9K
Delaware 12 $56.9K
Oregon 11 $67.1K
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 SUBSYS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GAVIN AWERBUCH MD PLLC MD

Neurology

Claims Filled527

SAGINAW

Michigan

MAHMOOD AHMAD M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled402

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

BART GATZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled228

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

EDWARD LUBIN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled227

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

JOHN COUCH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled216

MOBILE

Alabama

STEVEN CHUN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled208

LAKEWOOD RANCH (BARDENTON)

Florida

LISA BANCHIK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled196

BOCA RATON

Florida

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled187

MOBILE

Alabama

PARVEEN KHANNA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled178

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JAMES RHO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled173

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

California

CHRISTOPHER CLOUGH PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled171

SOMERSWORTH

New Hampshire

HEATHER ALFONSO MSN APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled170

DERBY

Connecticut

JEFFREY KESTEN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled152

GOLDEN

Colorado

RONY LEE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

FOLEY

Alabama

ALEXANDER WEINGARTEN MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled122

SYOSSET

New York

JEFFREY GOLDSTEIN D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled119

NEW YORK

New York

STEVEN HOLPER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled116

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

NILESH JOBALIA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled112

HAMILTON

Ohio

STEVE FANTO MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled107

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

LLOYD MANCHIKES MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled102

MOBILE

Alabama

DAVID LAGUE MPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled100

SAN LEANDRO

California

THOMAS WHITTEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled98

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

FERNANDO AVILA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled93

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

GREGORY GERBER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled93

SANDUSKY

Ohio

ROGER THEODORE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled88

BALTIMORE

Maryland